The Amasiko street children programme gives children an alternative to living on the streets of Uganda by providing a safe haven, healthcare, counselling, food & clothing. The programme also aims to bring about reconciliation between the children, parents or guardians and their communities.
The programme helps street children to find a stable home either by placing them with a foster guardian or reuniting them with their family or placing them in full time education, also offers an opportunity for older street children to acquire training in artisanal skills, sport and functional education to help to better integrate them into their society and helping them develop to become a productive member of their community.
Please take a look at this video to see Drop-in Centre and children!
In the 36 months of the street children programme, over 230 children have been helped and supported. More than 40 children have moved on from the Amasiko Street Children programme, going into full-time education and/or being reunited with their families.
Currently The Amasiko Street Children Programme has two facilities in Kabale, Uganda for maximiszing our support and meet their needs.
- Drop-in centre
- Halfway House
The Drop-in Centre is a safe and secure centre in the town where street children can come during the day. It is open five days a week and provides medical care, meals, washing facilities, a safe haven and an opportunity to talk to trained staff.
The Drop-In Centre does not accommodate children overnight, but it serves as a point of contact for the counsellors and street children. The initial contact is made by field workers on the street who inform the children of the centre and win their trust. Where possible the younger children at the Drop-in Centre are steered into formal education through the support of sponsors. Children too old to enter the formal education system are considered for the Halfway House, where the emphasis is on academic intervention, acquiring social and practical life skills and, most importantly, re-integration with their own families.
Since opening in June 2015 the Drop-in Centre has cared for over 230 children, served more than 15,000 meals and provided more than 120 medical interventions ranging from screening for HIV/AIDS, dental treatment and treatment for lacerations and parasitic infestations through to major surgery. Crucially, more than 40 children have left the street and been placed in full time education or been reunited with their families.
We see around 30 street children at the centre daily for food and to access basic needs. You can give hope and help them get at least a free hot meal a day by making a donation pledge for the Amasiko street children programme.
By doing so you will help us with the financial resources that we need to continue feeding as many children who would otherwise have no food to eat.
Support the Drop-in Center for vulnerable homeless children by donating today.
For as little as £2 a month you will give opportunities to children to break out of the cycle of poverty and deprivation. Please donate.
The Halfway House was opened on 2nd of January 2018 as a place where older street children can find safety, learn those life skills previously denied them and learn the skills necessary to re-enter society.
The Halfway House is in an area known as Kitumba, around 6 Kms from Kabale. Running costs are partially be met through self-sustainability schemes run by the residents and staff.
It consists of:
- Accommodation and living facilities for the street children. The centre accommodates both boys and girls.
- Classrooms and training facilities, including literacy, numeracy and life skills, business skills and vocational training such as carpentry, beekeeping and IT
We are planning to build more rooms and necessary facilities and working with Faculty of Architecture at the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia!
The Halfway House represents an opportunity for street children to re-enter their communities as contributing members. There is no such facility for street children anywhere within the region and very few in Uganda as a whole.
You can support the Halfway House by donating to change a life today.
For donations, you can also use the form below and follow the prompt.