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Street Outreach for children living on the street

No child should be homeless. To successfully leave the streets a child must trust they won’t be abandoned or abused. Our Street Outreach Project will include sports, street walks, medical care, lessons, counselling and a Drop in Centre with meals to build trust, so we can help kids go home safely.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 27 November 2018 to 12:00 PM, 4 December 2018

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1126793)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£3,000

Amount raised

£6,104

Donations

47

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    Helping

Location

Situation

The number of children living on the streets in Uganda is rising; with an estimated 600 in Jinja alone. They turn to the street due to poverty, as refugees of war or losing a parent/s. They believe they can make money on the streets, but instead face abuse, so many turn to drugs to cope with the trauma. The children fear being sacrificed for witchcraft or sold to slavery. They hide from the community, distrusting adults due to the cruelty they face. Girls especially struggle to ask for help.

Solution

Children hide in poor, out-of-town communities and we want to extend our reach here so we can build trust with them so they feel able to access our services. We will grow access to healthcare and criminal justice support for when children are sick or wrongly arrested. We will increase the number of social workers available to support the children to leave the streets. We will add more fun, educational activities for the children, such as sports and dance, so that they can get to know us better.

  • ‚ÄúThe streets are hard and make you also hard. You are hungry. You are abused. You miss your family. You are put in jail. You are told you are worthless. The longer you stay there, the more you think it must be true.‚Äù

    — Isma, aged 15

  • ‚ÄúI thought my life was over after being attacked and arrested. I am so glad that I can now return home and to school. I know that S.A.L.V.E. cares for me and will make sure I finish my education.‚Äù

    — Janat, aged 13

  • “The streets are hard and make you also hard. You are hungry. You are abused. You miss your family. You are put in jail. You are told you are worthless. The longer you stay there, the more you think it must be true.”

    — Isma, aged 15

  • “I thought my life was over after being attacked and arrested. I am so glad that I can now return home and to school. I know that S.A.L.V.E. cares for me and will make sure I finish my education.”

    — Janat, aged 13