The Cherish Fund is a UK-based registered charity which has the provision of education for African children and young people as its’ primary objective.
Much of The Cherish Fund’s activity is devoted to raising sponsorship for children to attend school in some of the poorest countries in the world.
Malawi is among the world’s least developed countries – it has few natural resources, and by some measures it has the world’s lowest GDP per head.
Malawi is a peace-loving democracy, but HIV/AIDS has been a huge drain on society and economic activity. Our support is focussed on orphans, as well as children and young people whose families have no regular source of income.
Landlocked Uganda has transformed itself from a country with a troubled past to one of relative stability.
The brutal military dictatorship saw hundreds of thousands die; this ended in 1979.
Uganda faces many economic challenges; investments in the health and education of the young population is poor. Only 22% of Ugandans have access to electricity, dropping to 10% in rural areas.
The Cherish Fund is currently supporting the clinic now run by the Starfish Foundation which is moving towards becoming a recognised NGO (Non Government organisation, which has charitable status in Africa). The clinic is based in Namusaala, in the Kayunga district of Uganda.
We need your help
The Cherish Fund and invites you to support the projects via our child/student sponsorship schemes, or support the work of the Starfish Foundation in Uganda. Your support will help give a new generation of young people higher aspirations and a better future.