WHO WE ARE
A charity with a small footprint, making a big impact for children and families in Uganda
One day, in a Uganda free of orphanages, all children will belong and grow up in safe and loving families.
Child’s i Foundation was born when Abraham died in a Ugandan orphanage. Our founder Lucy, volunteering at the time, was devastated. She set up Malaika Babies’ Home to prove that every child can grow up in a family. For years, Child’s i supported families, reunited families and made new adoptive families for hundreds of children.
But we knew that even our orphanage was no place for children, really. Not even while they waited for families. So in 2017 we took a great big leap and closed our Babies’ Home to set up a foster care programme.
Now we help others do the same - reimagine how they care, repurpose their orphanages, and rebuild families.
WE DON’T COMPROMISE
Children come first in everything we do. We only do what’s in their best interest.
We work in partnership and harness the collective wisdom that emerges when individuals work together.
We reimagine solutions and alternatives to orphanages.
WE ARE FEARLESS
We stand up for children and we’re fearless in challenging practices that are harmful to them.
Our Board of Trustees brings an extensive source of expertise that helps govern and oversee our growing organisation.
Lucy Buck's commitment to the children in Uganda gave her a strong vision to courageously set up Child's i Foundation.
Our Ambassadors use their platforms and connections to advocate for children growing up in families, not orphanages.
Together we are stronger. Without our team of partners, corporate partners, and foundations we would not be near as strong.