KOINONIA STREET CHILDREN REHABILITATION Project
EVERY CHILD that is born into this world should be brought up with love and be educated to become a balanced adult.
But, the reality is that many children are left to fend for themselves and wander the streets without hope or a prospect of a decent life. Street children are one of the most vulnerable groups in the world.
Uganda is one of the countries with the largest number of street children due to war and disease epidemics in the last decades.
We invite you to participate in our projects in order to give hope to these children. Our aim is to help them grow up into adults who can stand on their own and who will make a difference in their country.
We will continue until no child is left on the streets!
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KOINONIA KIDS – HOPE ACTION
In April 2014, in collaboration with UWESO (Uganda Women’s Effort to save Orphans) and in consultation with the government, 66 children from the children’s prison were entrusted in our care and were placed in our Masulita rehabilitation home which is located in Wakiso-Kampala.
These 43 girls and 23 boys were in the children’s prison for months as a result of the recent legal efforts to try to combat child exploitation in the streets.
Almost 70% of all street children in Uganda come from Napak, the northern part of Uganda. The main reason of migration to the city was the war and insecurity in the region.
Men in large numbers left, leaving women and children behind alone. They became victims of theft of livestock and household goods, resulting in the next wave of migration of desperate women and children from the area towards the capital. They simply looked for a solution in order to survive this distressing situation. The extremely hot and dry climate of the north also contributed to their poverty.
This project currently offers:
- Care, resettlement, supervision and education for the children
- Follow-up of families and personal assistance where needed.
The project aims to provide in the future:
- A revenue-generating project for the family, which includes potential microcredit.
- Education seminars on good parenting, dangers of alcohol, drugs, prostitution and street life.
FREE A CHILD FROM PRISON TODAY!
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