Three colleagues from Nitro Digital are heading out to Uganda today, ready to share their digital knowledge with the senior kids who are supported by charity, 1MoreChild.

Nitro Account Managers, Ruta Salaseviciute and Duygu Ucan and Developer, Gilberto Tomasone, will be spending time with students aged 16yrs-18rs to teach them practical IT skills as well as leaving them with some offline materials so they can continue their learning after our three colleagues return to London. The aim is to share some of the knowledge that we use at Nitro in our everyday work and help these young adults to find jobs in the future by using their IT skills.

1MoreChild provides school fees, three meals a day, school uniforms, clothes, medical care, tutoring, mentoring, and football training to Ugandan children who live in the slum village of Masese.

Set up by Harry and his wife Hen, the charity began by providing support to just one child who wanted to go to school and now they help over 150 children, some of whom have nothing other than their friends within the charity. They currently rent six houses in Jinja, four boys’ homes and two for girls and these homes accommodate some of the children in the slum village of Masese that don’t have families. The children who still live with their families come to the house every day and it has become a place that they all call ‘home’.

As well as support through Nitro, our Managing director, Jules raises money each year on a sponsored cycle from Geneva to Milan with cycling tour company, Ride25, who, with their dedicated 1MoreChild cycling team have raised huge amounts for the charity. We are also extending our digital support for the children by funding their broadband connection and donating some laptops so that they can put what they learn from Ruta, Duygu and Gilberto into practice and have access to a wealth of information via the web.

We are very excited to hear how our Nitro colleagues get on! Please support this great charity too by donating here.