Stopping child abandonment in Uganda

by Kids Club Kampala
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Stopping child abandonment in Uganda
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Stopping child abandonment in Uganda
Stopping child abandonment in Uganda
Stopping child abandonment in Uganda
Stopping child abandonment in Uganda
Stopping child abandonment in Uganda
Stopping child abandonment in Uganda
Stopping child abandonment in Uganda
Stopping child abandonment in Uganda
Stopping child abandonment in Uganda
Stopping child abandonment in Uganda
Nov 3, 2021

Ewafe Project: Autumn Update 2021

Welcome to your Autumn update. After another 3 months of lockdown, things in Uganda have started to open up again after a steady decline in COVID-19 cases. Travel restrictions were eased and markets reopened in August, Universities and post-secondary education are set to resume in November. However, although things are beginning to feel more positive in Uganda, the long-term impact of COVID-19 on families is yet to be fully felt, so please do keep Kampala in your thoughts and prayers. 

We have continued to provide vital food packages to children in need

 Ewafe Project Update

The Ewafe Home is still trying to cope with the repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic. The home is currently at full capacity as cases of child abuse, neglect and abandonment have continued to rise in Kampala. It is an unfortunate reality, but we want to thank you for your generous support which helps us to ensure that we can provide a safe space for abandoned children whilst we work to reintegrate them back into a loving home. This quarter has yet again been a busy one: 

  • Rescued and admitted 8 children into the home. 

  • Reintegrated 6 children back with their families. 

  • Cared for the 55 children currently staying at the home.

*Nina's Story 

Whilst visiting Uganda’s busy capital, *Nina became separated from her mother. She tried to find her in the crowds but was unsuccessful. A good samaritan found Nina wandering the streets and took her to the local police station. 

In February Nina was referred to the Ewafe Home by the police. The Ewafe staff cared for Nina whilst her family were being traced by our team of social workers. Thankfully, in July the team were able to make a breakthrough and locate Nina’s mother in Luwero District. With support from the local community, Nina was finally reunited with her mother in September. After 7 months of separation, Nina’s mother met her with open arms.

‘Thank you Kids Club Kampala for taking care of my child. The joy that Paul and Silas got when they were released from prison in the Bible is the same joy I feel when my child came back home.’ - Nina’s mother.
 

An update on *Sabre's story

In the Summer update, we told you about *Sabre. Sabre was being abused by his father and ran away to a local police station in June. Sabre and his two siblings, Hamma* and Isla*, were admitted to the Ewafe Home where they received care and counselling to help them through an incredibly traumatic experience. 

We are now pleased to inform you that Sabre, Hamma and Isla are safe and living with their uncle in a nearby village. The siblings were reintegrated in September and have been enjoying their time in the countryside.

The Power of Nature
 
As part of our COP26 campaign, we will be exploring the impact of climate change on our communities in Kampala. But, we will also be celebrating the natural beauty of Uganda and the importance of protecting this for future generations. 

We are proud that the Ewafe Home is located in such a beautiful, natural environment. We believe that in this environment children will benefit both mentally and physically. Bringing nature into your life has been proven to 
reduce stress and anger, help people feel more relaxed, improve your confidence and self-esteem and encourage a more active lifestyle

The children that come through the Ewafe doors are often dealing with emotional and psychological trauma. With the help of our amazing staff, we are able to rehabilitate children and provide a safe space for them. An important part of this safe space are the beautiful natural surroundings at the Ewafe home, with plenty of room to run, play and be a child. 

Our COP26 campaign will be running from October 31st - November 12th. Make sure you are following @KidsClubKampala on social media to learn all about how Uganda is being impacted by climate change and what you can do to help.

The Ewafe playground. Plenty of space to run, play and be a child!

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