mentoring boys into becoming gentlemen
Founded in 2014, Shule Foundation is a 501C3 charity organization working with street-connected boys in Uganda, Africa. With an estimated 15,500 children living on the streets throughout four major districts of Uganda, Shule Foundation's Watoto Mtaani (means "street kids" in Swahili) Project works with the most marginalized boys in Kampala and Mbale to break the cycle of street life.
"Shule" means "school" in Swahili, and at Shule Foundation, our focus is education. From the moment we meet a boy living on the streets of Uganda, we aim to get that boy into the classroom - formal or vocational - equipping them with all they need for a bright future.
Education is a human right. We believe this right should be protected, regardless of where a child lives or their family's socio-economic status.
Through our programs, our charity organization works to expand the availability of quality learning opportunities — formal, technical, or vocational — to at-risk boys living across Uganda, empowering them with the skills they need to grow up to become self-sufficient, socially aware gentlemen.
Shule conducts outreaches, operates a drop-in-center, and has a transitional home. In addition, we provide rehabilitation services, counseling, medical care, skills training, family reconciliation, educational sponsorship, and much more for the street boys of Uganda.
35-40 boys living on the streets visit us daily at our drop-in-center. We serve two nutritious meals and offer English, math, and computer classes, skills training workshops, and counseling. In addition, the boys can shower, wash their clothes, and enjoy board games and other extracurricular activities.
We provide medical care for homeless children who have become sick or been injured.
The boys who show readiness to leave street life move into our transitional home and eventually reunite with their families.
Success for us means imparting young boys the knowledge, practical, business, and entrepreneurial skills they need to become globally-minded citizens, lift themselves out of poverty and breathe new life into their communities, country, and world.