Napak in Northern Uganda is statistically the region where 70% of street children across Uganda are coming from. Several circumstances contributed to Napak becoming a troubled region. The main reason of migration to the city was the 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 .
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. THE PROJECT CURRENTLY PROVIDES: 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. Because all of our children come from the Napak district, we are planning a new department, in cooperation with UWESO, local government and other child welfare organizations.
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