Tudabujja, which means "we are being made new", houses 90 Ugandan street children every year as they transition from street life back to the community. The harsh life on the streets of Kampala leaves many children with health problems. Medical care is therefore a key part of the program at Tudabujja. The project nurse visits Tudabujja on a regular basis to ensure that all children are fit and healthy. The children also receive education on health and hygiene.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Increasing poverty, limited resources, natural disasters and HIV are all factors which affect family breakdown and drive children to the streets. Street children have no protection and are among the most vulnerable children in the world. They have often suffered abuse and are likely to suffer further trauma, especially as they lack many of the coping mechanisms necessary to establish a safe and secure life. Children who stay at Tudabujja often have medical conditions that need to be treated.
How will this project solve this problem?
Enabling street children to reach the point of reintegration into family and community is a long process. Each child is unique and needs to be given the time and means to make the transition from the streets back to the community.Tudabujja was developed as a space where children could stay for a short period to begin the adjustment from street life to family life. The medical clinic ensures that children are fit and healthy, and that they are aware of health and hygiene issues.
Potential Long Term Impact
Tudabujja will house 90 children, providing them with education, sports and recreation, agricultural training, nutritious meals and medical care. Living in a family setting, the children's emotional, psycho-social and physical health are restored in preparation for their reintegration into family and community life. The agricultural skills and knowledge the children gain enables them to contribute meaningfully to household income and the well-being of their families once they are returned home.
Total Funding Received to Date: $1,018
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $1,018 . The original project funding goal was $866.
Every microproject is intended to use the donations it receives in accordance with its stated description; however, it is important to provide project leaders with the flexibility to maximize the potential benefit from the donations they receive. This means that your donation may be used as a part of the main project that supports this microproject, specifically Teaching Farming Skills to Ugandan Street Children. In this event, the project leader is required to post an update to the microproject detailing the results and reasons behind this change.
If you or any other donor is unhappy with the way their funds have been used, he or she can reallocate their donation using the GlobalGiving guarantee.