Amasiko Halfway House: Roof for Street Children Project

Imagine having to make a choice between going home to an abusive parent or guardian, or sleeping rough on the streets where you are at risk of being beaten up by your peers or the local authorities who treat your situation as a crime.

Imagine having to make a choice between going home to an abusive parent or guardian, or sleeping rough on the streets where you are at risk of being beaten up by your peers or the local authorities who treat your situation as a crime.

These are the fate of street children in Uganda but it doesn’t have to be this way. We recognise that intervention, especially for older children who have missed the opportunity of formal schooling, and who cannot find their way back into society due to a lifetime of abuse, often accompanied by addictions which has become for many, the only means of escape.

We are building the Amasiko Halfway House, as a place where older children can find safety, learn those life skills previously denied them and learn the skills necessary to re-enter society

Scheduled to open in now in November 2017 the Amasiko Halfway House will provide a safe and secure place away from the town where children can go to for a limited period during which they will undergo a programme of rehabilitation and preparation for re-joining society and their families.  It will consist of:

  • Accommodation and living facilities for the street children
  • Classrooms and training facilities, including literacy, numeracy and life skills, business skills and vocational training such as carpentry, beekeeping and IT
  • Small medical centre
  • Volunteer accommodation

The Halfway House will be situated in an area known as Kitumba, around 6 Kms from Kabale.  Running costs will partially be met through self-sustainability schemes run by the residents and staff, together with income from the use by local communities of the vocational training facilities.

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.

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