ChanCes Charity is committed to giving children chances through sponsoring their education & building classrooms. We are very proud of the work we are doing in Uganda…read on
In what can only be described as fate, our involvement in Uganda began in 2008 when we offered to support a small orphanage in the slums of Kampala. A personal donation was sent each month to assist in the day-to-day running. We soon made the conscious decision to not be the ‘absent donor’ and travelled to meet these 17 boys aged 5 to 17 years, who we had been supporting. Excitement doesn’t do the feeling justice.
Venturing into the slums it was clear that what we knew about the world was about to change for us. Seeing the surrounding poverty and steadily growing more anxious to meet these boys, we knew at that moment that ‘our boys’ poverty cycle ended right here....read more
Having a child with special needs, or having special needs yourself is hard enough in a developed country like Australia. But for someone living with special needs in a developing country like Uganda takes the difficulty to a whole other level. Unfortunately in traditional cultures across the world having a child with special needs is viewed as a curse upon the family.
Many marriages are broken up because of this often leaving a single parent to take care of a special needs child along with their other siblings. In horrific cases these children are simply abandoned at hospitals and orphanages. ChanCes has been privileged to encounter some....read more
It is true that we would rather support people than bricks and mortar, but every now and then, we come across a need that we feel duty bound to get behind, that involves building something. But rest assured we do not get involved in these projects if there is an expectation from the community towards the donor. This is why the community involved in any of our building projects is carefully considered and thoroughly relied upon to inspire us to inspire them.
We are not in the habit of building no strings attached schools and handing out a solution without commitment. The building works we are involved in are dependent on community involvement....read more
Yes Pygmies. If someone had told us we would meet the King of the Basus Pygmies, complete with poison arrows and no taller than our belt buckles, I don’t think I would ever have believed it.
For those of you unaware, pygmies are essentially an ancient and traditional tribe of people who are, as the name suggests very small in stature. This tribe of small hunter gatherers tend to be no taller than 150cm.
The pygmy story is a sad one at that. This proud and traditional group of Ugandans, wish to be just that, proud and traditional. However due to political reasons they were evicted from their forest where....read more
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