Current Campaigns


Some of the specific projects that we are currently fundraising for can be viewed below

This Christmas Give the Christmas Gift that Keeps on Giving – EDUCATION

Dear friends, we have been very blessed at Christmas in previous years to receive generous donations in order to celebrate with the children from Starlight Family School as well as the children from Starlight Family Children’s home. Your  kindness and generosity has meant that we were able to host a party for all the children providing a nourishing meal and give small gifts and clothing to those most in need.
This year is different. Sadly we will not be able to host a party for all of the children due to the pandemic restrictions in Uganda. We are also acutely aware that the main gift that we provide for the children, that is the gift of education, is currently on hold because we lack the funds to make the school COVID secure in order to be allowed to continue operating. As you may have also seen the school is in need of repairs as the roof of one of the buildings blew off in a recent storm.

For these reasons we feel that if we can raise money through the spirit of Christmas giving it would be best spent towards getting the school ready to open in the new year. The education that we were able to give the children is important for their quality of life now and in the future. Although currently we are only allowed to open the school for the top class we would like to be ready for when the restrictions are lifted and we can offer education for all of the children. If you are interested in helping please check out the GoFundMe campaign that one of our volunteers has organised.

Youth Education Project

Starlight Family Charity School provides much needed support and free primary level education. However when the adolescent girls have finished at primary level there is a real danger that without enrolling in secondary level education that they will be exploited and end up as teenage single mothers. When able Starlight Family runs awareness campaigns on sex education and planned parenthood to both teenage girls and boys. However we have found the best way to help them is to make sure that they remain in the education system. Equally there is a danger for adolescent boys who fall out of education. They may be exploited for labour or end up involved selling drugs or even taking drugs if they feel they have no hope for the future.

Currently in Uganda because of the pandemic only the top classes of schools may open. However due to a lack of finances to implement the current COVID requirements we have been unable to reopen Starlight Family School for the current term. We have 20 adolescents, (15 girls and 5 boys ), who would be in the highest class of Starlight Family school and so are currently out of education. Whilst we prepare to reopen the school it is important to keep these children engage in the education system. There is free state education available for them but we need to raise funds to pay for their registration, scholastic materials, mock national exam fees, COVID testing fees and for them to eat whilst at school. In total this comes to £53 ($70) for a 12 week term. Please visit our donorbox campaign to find out more


COVID-19 Community Outreach and Food Security Programmes

Here in Uganda we are still under the lockdown rules as well as a curfew. This means that people are unable to work to earn a living. Starlight Family has been using financial donations to provide the children’s home and vulnerable families with food and essential items such as soap. The families we are currently prioritising are elderly and households with children who cannot afford to provide themselves necessities. So far we have only been able to support a percentage of those in need so far due to limited finances. In our area we have identified approximately 50 elderly people and 60 vulnerable families that still urgently require assistance. We are also busy planting crops on the land that we either own or rent to increase food security for an uncertain future. Thank you to everyone who has helped so far no matter how big or small your donation it all helps. Please support us to continue to help those most in need via PayPal with this link paypal.me/StarlightFamily or by visiting our support page.

Send Orphans Seeds

Starlight Family Farm is an important part of everyday life for the orphans and school children that we feed. By sending us seeds to plant you will help us to grow nutritious food to feed the children. Seeds such as water melon, zucchini, squash, pumpkins, cabbage, tomatoes, green peppers, maize, beans, eggplants and ground nuts are appreciated and can be sent directly to:
Starlight Family
P.O. Box 89
Kiboga
Uganda
East Africa

School Extension

We are seeking financial support to create another three classrooms as the school cannot accommodate the amount of pupils meaning that some have to have lessons outside. This is not ideal because the children’s education can be disturbed by too much sun and the rain. The local education authority also wish to see we complete this work as soon as possible. We are kindly seeking for your financial helping hands for this project as well as support to keep the school supplied with the necessary equipment.

Starlight Family School Guardians  

To keep the school running and continue improving the lives of over 100 children regular funding is required. We are seeking individuals who can commit to a monthly donation of £5.55. This will help to meet the regular school running costs and allow you to have a positive impact on the future of the children and whole community. Find out more and how you can help by visiting this page on our website.

To keep the school running and continue improving the lives of over 100 children regular funding is required. We are seeking individuals who can commit to a monthly donation of £5.55. This will help to meet the regular school running costs and allow you to have a positive impact on the future of the children and whole community. Find out more and how you can help by visiting this page on our website.


Support a Child in Need

Sponsoring an orphan or a child from a disadvantaged household gives you the chance to make a huge and life changing difference. Your sponsorship can help towards a child’s basic physical needs such as food, shelter, clothing, medical and educational needs. However your sponsorship is important in another way as well, as it shows an orphan or child from a disadvantaged background that someone in the world cares about him or her. To read more and find out how you can help please visit this page of our website.

Teen Girls Project

With your help we also hope to improve the situation for the young women by empowering them through general and occupational education. We also plan to provide support and training to young single parent families so that they can make a better life for themselves and their children. To read more and find out how you can help please visit this page on our website