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Weʼre raising £1,500 to set up locally run Kidz Klubs in rural Ugandan villages to raise self-belief, confidence and aspirations in poverty-stricken children.

Bududa, Eastern Region, Uganda
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In 2014, in Bududa (Uganda), as an Independent Volunteer, I set up a Kids Klub which ran as a pilot for 1 year. Now, I want to restart Kids Klub and set up satellite clubs in the villages so children don;t have to walk hours to get there or otherwise be excluded.

The aim is to build self-esteem, aspirations and capability within children from a poverty stricken area. The strategy is to use games and exercises to build creativity, leadership and team work skills. The method of delivery is informal, fun and with no corporal punishment. This allowed the children to be free to take risks (and unlock their creativity). Creativity is essential for survival in country like Uganda where opportunities can appear limited.

The results from the pilot were confident children, with raised aspirations and a thirst to learn how they could continue to develop themselves.

There were of course challenges to overcome - funding, obviously. The aid dependent mentality another - but, with children, their minds being so flexible, they quickly see the benefits of self-reliance.

I intend to work with the local community to select and train the right people to become Kids Klub Facilitators. With evidence and learning gained from the pilot, we can create a (low) income generating Kids Klub which would then be eligible to attract a community development interest free loan from the government for further expansion. (These loans are not readily available).

Funds raised are for the inevitable costs associated with training people with limited education backgrounds, which includes ongoing mentoring and capacity building strategies.

See www.bigloveforbududa.com for some more background info.

Also, there is an exciting opportunity in the pipeline to collaborate with Kids Life Studios (kidslifestudio.com) to advance the content and quality of the sessions.

Please email with any questions before donating and accounts available for inspection upon request.

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  • Sasha Turki

    Sasha Turki

    19 hours ago

    Sasha Turki

    Thanks Paul... I can't see your details to thank you personally buy I appreciate you thinking of us, taking the time to visit this site and making a donation. X

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    Sasha Turki

    2 days ago

    Sasha Turki

    Literally getting over excited about delivering training to a new set of volunteer Kidz Klub facilitators, because I also know how much they personally will benefit from the experience. Teacher James from the pilot told me that his increased creativity gained whilst leading Kidz Klub enabled him to find workable and preferable ways to make money when he found himself suddenly out of a job earlier this year. He is a creativity convert and had been a beacon of hope and inspiration for the children. Mutual Benefits Rock! #BigLoveforBududa

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    Sasha Turki

    6 days ago

    Sasha Turki

    Experience is everything - the children love Kidz Klub and want to continue (even when they are old enough not to be called kids any more). As creativity is not nurtured in schools with the syllabus and old fashioned teaching methods, the children are exposed in Kidz Klub to new ways of using their minds - and they thrive on it!

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  • Paul


    Dec 5, 2016


  • Audrey Binder

    Audrey Binder

    Dec 4, 2016

    Missing you but love your blogs and pictures as promised your con before xmas to buy the children some things love ma


  • Katrina Billings

    Katrina Billings

    Dec 2, 2016

    Happy to support you on your one woman mission!


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Sasha Turki

Sasha Turki

Bududa, Eastern Region, Uganda

I have a wealth of experience in supporting livelihoods, life coaching, mental health, support and care work, project management and law enforcement. I am driven now to support sustainable development using empowering rather than pity models of aid. Am determined and pragmatic.

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