Project information

Final Floor of School Building

Child of Hope school provides free education to 310 children, from the Namatala Slum (Uganda). Our aim is to provide education to 600 children. An additional £40,000 will build the second floor and roof, to accommodate all 600 pupils at operational level...then we'll need tiled floors and electrics.

January 2014 - January 2015

Charity information: Child Of Hope

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  • Need


    In the Namatala slum most do not attend state school because there are too many things to pay for and there is no provision for healthcare or social care, so most children do not eat a hot meal each day. There are approx 2,500 children not in school in our catchment area and without meeting education needs children are left to look after siblings, work or roam around the slum – with little hope for employment opportunities or health and medical support or education.


    The new floor will enable us to enrol up to 600 children, this will make a huge impact to individual children in the areas of education, healthcare, nutrition and welfare - giving them a hope and a future. In addition, family members will also benefit from the offshoots – better parenting skills, higher understanding of healthcare within the home and sustainable finances for those within our income generation scheme

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To build the final phase of the Child of Hope School (floor and roof)


    » Fundraising through individuals, companies and grants.

    What success will look like

    The enrolment of additional students to the school up to full capacity.

  • Impact


    We are currently seeing huge impacts and we will be able to increase the numbers of children/families experiencing these. Future job prospects are much higher due to increased literacy, numeracy and vocational skills.
    After helping more mums set up businesses they can pay their rent, buy food and educate their other children. Healthier pupils and reduced mortality rates due to the healthcare support, nutritional programme and social care activities. Employment of more teaching/support staff.


    There is a risk that inflation/escalated costs could impact the costings of the project. Each part of the project is being monitored by the Ugandan management team and the UK trustees. Funds are being secured before the next stage commences.


    We send out regular newsletters, enewsletters, website updates, facebook notifications all with information on the progress of the build. Donors are very welcome to sign up to receive this information.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £60,530

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      Amount Heading Description
      £10,710 Iron Sheets Building materials
      £13,290 Timber Building materials
      £4,425 Bricks/Nails/Paint Building materials
      £5,525 Cement Building materials
      £6,580 Aggregates/Sand Building materials
      £6,580 Shutters Building materials
      £13,420 Labour Building materials

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Individual donations £20,000 Guaranteed
  • Background


    The Namatala Slum in Mbale, Uganda. This area mainly consists of people from the north – mostly from the formerly-opposing Karamajong and Tesso tribes


    There are no up-todate figures regarding the slum but it is estimated that there are between 20,000 to 30,000 people living in the area. It is the biggest slum in one of the poorer regions in one of the poorest countries on earth. Only one child from each family is able to attend the school, and they are usually from the poorest families.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We have successfully built the first two floors of the school and educate and support over 300 children. Moses and Rebecca Okotel who run Child of Hope in Uganda have a great deal of community support locally and in the UK many supporters and volunteers are committed to seeing this building completed and the work expanding and developing.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Martin Hayter

    Building Project Manager

    Moses Okotel

    Executive Director

    Rebecca Okotel

    Finance Director

    Phil Dowding

    Chairman of Trustees (UK)

Kids' stories from the Slum


Will buy a bag of cement