Updates and news from Edukid volunteers.

Ride to Break the Cycle 2017

May saw the annual Ride to Break the Cycle. This year, 15 intrepid cyclists (and one very tolerant support driver) took to the roads of Cornwall and Normandy, cycling from Bideford to Brest and back, via Landivisiau, Bideford’s twin town. The cyclists managed a whopping 250 miles in 4 days and between them have raised… Read more »

Uganda 2017 – Beyond The Fence

On our 2017 trip to Uganda, the team witnessed many success stories; they were greeted by smiling faces and learnt how going to school has transformed families’ lives. They also met children who were still unable to attend school as they are awaiting sponsorship. At Edukid, we can’t emphasise enough just how much we value… Read more »

Changing Lives in Uganda: Vicky’s Story

Meet Vicky. Six months ago, Vicky’s life was good – tough, but good. She lived in a rural area near Gulu with her husband and six children. Her three eldest children went to school, she and her husband worked hard and although they were by no means wealthy, they managed. Tragically, in September 2017, Vicky’s… Read more »

Sing to Break the Cycle

For six years, Edukid have dreamt of holding a concert for local school children. Chris’s dream was to give children of all ages and abilities the opportunity to sing on a professional stage, bringing school communities together. On 20th January 2017, that dream came too! Though challenging, Edukid managed to secure 6 schools who were… Read more »

A Classroom In A Box

At Edukid, we are constantly looking for the most effective way to help as many children as possible, without detracting from the personal, one-to-one support that makes our work so effective. In the last year, we discovered a piece of technology that has the potential to revolutionise the way in which children in some of… Read more »

The Ugandan Civil War – a Brief History

Uganda has had a troubled past, plagued by despotic leadership and civil war for half a century. As distressing as Uganda’s past is, it is important that we understand a little about what the men, women and children in Uganda have endured, so that we may better understand their situation today and to build a… Read more »

Edukid’s Thirteen Ride to Break the Cycle

Ride to Break the Cycle 2016 took place in May this year, and the cyclists did brilliantly. Riding around 250 miles, the team tackled up to 12,000 feet of hills (depending on the route they took and whether or not they got lost!). Split into four stages over 72 hours, cyclists set off from St… Read more »

Khmer Rouge – a brief history of Cambodia

At Edukid, we often talk about the devastating impact of the “Khmer Rouge”, or the “genocide” in Cambodia, but many people are unaware of what happened in Cambodia in the 1970s. Cambodia continues to live in the shadow of its past; its people living with the grief, trauma and emotional distress of that time while… Read more »

Rachel’s Story – How you helped Edukid

In July 2015, Edukid did something we have never done before; we intervened, and undertook emergency fundraising to help the family of one of our sponsored children. As we move into a new year, we would like to thank everyone for their support, and tell you a little more about Rachel and Megan. Despite the… Read more »