The Amasiko street children programme gives children an alternative to living on the streets of Uganda by providing a haven, healthcare, food & clothing. The programme also aims to bring about reconciliation between the children and their communities.
The street children programme helps street children to find a stable home either by placing them with a foster guardian or reuniting them with their family.
The Amasiko street children programme offers an opportunity for street children to acquire training in artisanal skills, sport and functional education to help to better integrate the children into their society and helping them develop to become a productive member of their community.
In the 18 months of the street children programme, over 130 children have been helped and supported by the programme. Nearly 30 children have moved on from the Amasiko Street Children programme, going into full-time education and/or being reunited with their families.
Currently, street children do not reside permanently at the centre. We understand the need for them to have a stable home and a safe and secure place to sleep at night. Therefore, the Amasiko Halfway House is currently under construction.
This will mark the achievements and the second phase of the Amasiko Street Children in full swing. The Amasiko Halfway House for homeless street children is due for completion in October 2017 [Follow our progress]. Once completed, the building will form the first phase of the Halfway House where street children will have temporary accommodation.
The halfway house will accommodate 32 beds for street children, pending their placement with their foster carer in Uganda or reunion with a family member.
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