The Circuit charity for the year 2018 – 9 is Edukid, a Devon-based charity.
As a circuit we will be raising funds during the year to support at least three children through their education and encouraging them into their future working life. Some of our young people from Crediton have already become involved in the work and visited the project to get to know and do practical tasks.
Read more about Edukid here
Edukid started work in Northern Uganda in 2008 – just 9 months after the 21 year child- soldier civil war finished. Tens of thousands of children returned from the bush, many finding they were orphans, or had no family members. Numerous girls also returned with siblings, meaning many were children-led families with no homes to return to or source of income.
Edukid helps children falling within six categories: former child soldiers; abductees; orphans; child-led families, those with HIV/AIDS and those living in chronic poverty. We provide both primary and secondary education. Some children chose to progress to the equivalent of our ‘A’ Level, but most choose to go onto vocational training. Students are then helped to prepare a business plan and are given a small business loan to enable them to set up in practice and earn an income.