The project addresses social, emotional and economic needs of 50 streets children education issues by developing a Community Volunteer mentorship model (training, financial literacy, food security). It provides beneficiaries with the resources and knowledge to initiate their own projects based on dream drawing/family plan to meet the basic costs of attending school. It promotes team building, collective action, builds confidence and social skills for vulnerable children in Kabale District Uganda
In Uganda 7 million people live in poverty with no education, the reasons behind the findings: child labor and exploitation. Street children face violence, physical and sexual abuses. Most of families strive to send their children to formal education; some of them end up to streets and become dangerous community members. The project employs an asset-based empowerment methodology to facilitate the restoration of children's sense of self, belonging, power, and collective responsibility
Children will create psychosocial support structures by forming groups, and drawing dreams (Family plan) and choose a mentor (Community Volunteer for guidance); Groups and individual will plan and implement income generating projects that will link them to community structures to access education, health, and advocacy. The project will transform its program of compassion into strategies that empower them to speak for themselves, plan for their future, and care for themselves and their siblings
Reduced stigma through reintegration of 50 former street children into communities and social systems; Increased primary school completion and access to secondary school for 50 children; Improved Health, access to care, ability to pay medical fees from 50 families income; Food security improved through 50 livelihoods sources; Livelihoods developed through new skills training and diversification; 50 Streets children behavior positively affected-improved knowledge.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).