Children
 Uganda
Project #2202

Rebuilding the lives of street children in Uganda

by Retrak America

Summary

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.
$100,000
total goal
$34,233
remaining
282
donors
2
monthly donors
7
years active

Challenge

There are around 5,000 children between the ages of 7 and 20 living on the streets of Kampala, Uganda. Many are orphaned or have been abandoned or abused. By building trust and an understanding of each boy's circumstances and character, staff can facilitate a process by which children feel valued, gain confidence and accept support in equipping themselves with the social and educational tools they require to overcome the past, reintegrate into society and take the future into their own hands.

Solution

The children Retrak work with benefit from a comprehensive set of services that includes a sports program, feeding and emergency refuge, medical care, a learning center, counseling, resettlement, foster care and microenterprise development.

Long-Term Impact

This project will encourage 850 children currently living on the streets to realize their potential and make a transition from the streets back to family and community life.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.retrak.org
Retrak's Website

Organization Information

Retrak America

Location: Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​www.retrak.org
Project Leader:
Joan Townsend
US Country Director
Washington, DC United States
$65,767 raised of $100,000 goal
 
377 donations
$34,233 to go
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