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About Us

About Starchild: A Journey of Hope and Transformation 

Starchild is a registered charity established in memory of Frankie Marsh, the founder Michaela’s adopted brother. Frankie, whose parents were both Ugandan, was adopted at 13 months old and raised alongside Michaela as her twin. Tragically, Frankie passed away in a house fire at the

age of 26.

In 2012, during a visit to Uganda, Michaela miraculously found Frankie’s family—a remarkable feat in a country of over forty-three million people. This incredible discovery seemed destined to be. Deeply moved by the poverty she witnessed, Michaela returned to Scotland with a dream: to create Starchild, an organisation dedicated to helping the most vulnerable and marginalised in Uganda.

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Starchild’s main aim

Empower and improve the health and

well-being of children, vulnerable people and women in Uganda by providing access to sustainable education, vocational training, food, support and love.

Since gaining charitable status in 2013, Starchild has made significant strides in improving the lives of many vulnerable and marginalised children. Among its accomplishments had been the building of two unprecedented projects:

  • School for Creative Arts: Starchild has built a school that fosters creativity and provides educational opportunities for children.

  • Holistic Sanctuary: Currently under construction, this sanctuary will support families affected by autism and disabilities, offering them a safe and nurturing environment.

Our Mission

Starchild is committed to transforming lives through education, creativity, and compassionate care. We invite you to explore our various projects both in Uganda and Scotland, where we aim to make a lasting impact on the communities we serve.

Michaela’s
Inspiring Story

Michaela published a book detailing her extraordinary journey to Uganda and miraculous reunion with Frankie’s family. This heartwarming story, Starchild, is a testament to the power of hope, love, and resilience. It is presently being adapted into a documentary film by BAFTA winner Alex McCall

How You Can Help

Your support is crucial to the success of our projects. Here are ways you can get involved:

  • Donate: Financial contributions help us continue our mission and expand our programs.

  • Volunteer: Join us in our efforts by participating in our projects and initiatives.

  • Spread the Word: Share our story and mission with others to raise awareness and garner more support.

Thank you for taking the time to learn about Starchild. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of the most vulnerable and marginalised children. For more information, please explore our website and see the impact of our work firsthand.

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IN 2012 MICHAELA TRAVELED TO UGANDA AND MIRACULIOUSLY FOUND FRANKIE'S FAMILY. THIS INCREDIBLE STORY HAS NOW BEEN TURNED INTO a BOOk, starchild and presently being made into a
documentary film.

Starchild's missions

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Provide aid and support to Uganda’s most vulnerable children and young adults many of whom have no one to provide even their basic needs.

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Introduce the role of creative arts as an extra curriculum activity at Grace Primary School  and local communities, encouraging those of all ages not naturally gifted in academia.

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Promote education and enterprise to vulnerable young girls and women. Assist in menstrual health and sanitary care.

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Break down the social barriers dispelling myths and stigma’s surrounding autism spectrum disorder and disabilities.

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Help sustain the Starchild School for Creative Arts and Vocational Training Centre in Uganda.

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Help sustain The Mama Wa Mit Women’s project based in Jinja, Uganda.  Empowering local marginalised and vulnerable women to become self-sufficient and responsible for the development of the projects ongoing sustainability.

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