Starchild is a registered charity set up by Michaela Foster Marsh and friends in memory of her adopted brother Frankie Marsh. Frankie's parents were both Ugandan. Frankie was adopted into our family at 13 months old, the same age as me. Sadly he died in a house fire at the age of 27 years.
Starchild believes that every child deserves to be loved, cared for, clothed, fed and educated. With over 2.5 Million orphans in Uganda, sadly, many of these babies and children have no one to provide even their basic needs.
Starchild's main goal is to help bring aid to Uganda's most vulnerable orphans.
Many of the babies in orphanages in Uganda have been dropped or brought there covered in mud or waste. And there are others with the umbilical cord still uncut. Many of the newborns are found abandoned in garbage heaps, pit latrines, taxi parks, or by the roadside.
Many of the children are found to be in desperate need of medical attention. The homes we support try to give these children a life, love, and all the attention they need. But most of these orphanages struggle with very limited resources. They rely on the generous donations of friends and well wishers and the charitable work of dedicated volunteers to provide love, affection, security, medical care, and education for the children. Due to the instability of regular income these Homes frequently face difficulties with affording to buy the basic essentials such as baby milk, washing powder, and medicines, not to mention paying the utlity bills.