Shule Foundation Moves Children
Off The Streets And Into The Classroom
Education is a human right. We believe this right should be protected, regardless of where a child lives or the socio-economic status of their family. Through our programs, we work to expand the availability of quality educational opportunities — formal, technical and vocational — to marginalized children living across Uganda. Success for us means imparting to children the knowledge, practical, business and entrepreneurial skills they need to become globally minded citizens, to lift themselves out of poverty and breathe new life into their communities, their country and the world.
SINCE 2017 WATOTO MTAANI PROJECT BY THE NUMBERS
15,000 meals provided, 2,100 showers taken, 1000 children clothed, 350 children received medical care, 551 kids HIV Tested and DeWormed, 210 children vaccinated, 78 children off the streets, 76 reunited with family, and 26 children back in school!
In addition to our outreaches, three days a week at Shule’s Skills Training Center approximately 35-40 street-connected kids are served two meals, take showers, wash their clothes, participate in catch-up classes in English and math, attend counseling and skills training workshops, play chess and other board games, and compete in various sporting activities. We provide children in need of medical care with treatment and take those who are ready to leave street life behind home.
Watoto Mtaani Project
With an estimated 18,000 children living on the streets throughout four major districts of Uganda, Shule Foundation's Watoto Mtaani Project works with the most at-risk children in Kampala and Mbale. We conduct outreaches, run a skills training center and transitional home, where we provide rehabilitation services, counseling, medical care, skills training, family reconciliation, educational sponsorship and so much more to some of the country's most disregarded children. Shule's Watoto Mtaani Project (means "street children" in Swahili), moves kids off the streets and into the classroom.