Retrak America

Retrak America is a global leader in providing services to children living on the street. Our vision is a world where no child is forced to live on the street. Our mission is to transform the lives of street children from one of isolation, poverty, abuse and fear into an empowered life within a safe permanent family or independent living. Our dedicated professionals and volunteers provide street children with safe housing, medical care, education, counseling and skill training.
Reaching Out to Street Children in Ethiopia
 
Retrak will reach out to over 800 homeless children sleeping on the streets in Ethiopia. Retrak will provide them with food, medicine, shelter, education and everything they need to build a new life away from the street. project reportread updates from the field
Rebuilding the lives of street children in Uganda
 
The project provides 850 street children with the emotional, physical, spiritual, educational and economic needs to facilitate their transition off the streets and back into the community. project reportread updates from the field
Help 24 Street Children in Kenya Return Home
 
Retrak will work with local organizations to help some of the thousands of children living on the streets in Kenya to return to a family setting, with either their own family or a foster family. project reportread updates from the field
Hope for Street Children in Malawi
 
The Chisomo Children's Club in Malawi promotes long-term change by providing direct services to hundreds of street children and their families, enabling them to lift themselves out of poverty and to have hope for the future. project reportread updates from the field
Children in Families, Not on the Street
 
No child that we move off the street should ever be forced to return to the abuse & hopelessness that is their life on the street. Lynn & her team in Ethiopia provide children with the emotional, physical, educational, and economic tools to facilitate their transition back into their family, yet some cannot be safely reintegrated. For these children, we provide safe & nurturing long-term foster. Currently, funding is needed to expand our foster care program for an additional 20 children.
Buy a Dairy Cow for Tudabujja
 
While staying at Tudabujja, Retrak's transitional halfway home and training farm located on the outskirts of Kampala, Uganda, street children receive practical and theoretical agricultural training. The skills and knowledge they gain at Tudabujja enable them to contribute to their family's welfare when they return home. project reportread updates from the field
Help These Children Avoid Further Suffering
 
Children forced on the streets by drought will be frightened, hungry and exhausted - you can help them avoid further suffering by helping us to be prepared. The worst drought in the horn of Africa for 60 years is forcing children away from their homes and to the streets. We are desperate to ensure Retrak is prepared and equipped to help as many of the children as possible. Help us to ensure that these children have a real alternative to life on the streets. project reportread updates from the field
Teaching Farming Skills to Ugandan Street Children
 
Tudabujja, which means "we are being made new", is a Retrak transitional home in Uganda which provides 90 street children with the space to begin the adjustment from street life to family life. Providing children with this period away from the streets in a family environment helps them to work through psychological trauma, develop a positive outlook for the future and learn valuable skills on the farm and in the classroom. project reportread updates from the field
Pay for Zenia's Vocational Training
 
Not long ago, Zenia was living on the streets of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Now, thanks to Retrak, she's enrolled in a vocational training program in that will enable her to earn a living and once again be a part of the community. project reportread updates from the field
Pay Michael's Salary for One Month
 
At Tudabujja, Retrak's Halfway Home and Farm, Michael Esalu teaches Ugandan street children basic literacy, numeracy and life-skills. These catch-up classes help to prepare the children for their return to school by ensuring that they are at the same level as their peers back home, making them less likely to drop out and return to the streets. project reportread updates from the field
 
   

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