"A neglected boy child generally grows up to be a bigger danger to society than girls."

empowering Street-connected boys in Uganda

Boys aged 6 to 21 constitute 98% of full-time street residents and over 50% of out-of-school children in Uganda. With an estimated 16 new arrivals every day, these increasing numbers perpetuate cycles of poverty, social exclusion, and gender-based violence. Faced with systemic barriers to education and employment, their overall well-being is at risk, impeding progress toward crucial Sustainable Development Goals, such as ending poverty (SDG 1), ensuring universal education (SDG 4), and promoting gender equality (SDG 5). To address this crisis, targeted interventions focusing on access to quality education, vocational training, and comprehensive support services are imperative to pave the way for a more equitable future.

Shule Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit guiding adolescent street boys toward sustainable prosperity through comprehensive support, education, and skills training.   

Mentoring Boys Into Becoming Gentlemen

"Shule is committed to addressing the challenges that street boys face and to be their voice." Jacqueline Wolfson, Founder

"At Shule, "school" is not just a word; it's our commitment. Translating to "school" in Swahili, education lies at the core of our mission. Through concrete educational opportunities, both formal and vocational, we mentor these resilient young minds into becoming gentlemen. Our poultry farming, fashion, and computer programs equip the youth with the skills necessary for a future of social awareness and financial independence.

To tackle urgent issues faced by boys on the streets, our dedicated team of social workers conducts outreaches and operates a drop-in-center. We go beyond by providing rehabilitation services, counseling, medical care, and family reconciliation. Shule Foundation is not just a support system; it's a lifeline for those in need.

Discover the compelling challenges faced by the boys and explore why the Shule Foundation is steadfast in its commitment to ensuring the well-being and progress of the boy child here.

Explore our Skilling Initiative!


~ The Shule Computer School - The first-ever computer school exclusively for former street-connected boys in Uganda, empowering youth through digital literacy.  To learn more! 

~ Shule Center for Eggsellence - A social enterprise focused on poultry that provides hands-on training in husbandry to street boys.To learn more! 

~ Mavazi Fashion School - A fashion institute where former street boys transform into clothes designers. To learn more! 

Shule Is A Catalyst For Change -Join the journey

Witness the transformative impact of our initiatives and join us in creating a world where every child has the opportunity to thrive.

Shule Foundation invites you to be part of this incredible journey of empowerment and transformation. Together, we can rewrite the stories of street-connected boys, turning their dreams into realities. Explore the significance of addressing their unique plight and join us in building a future where every child's potential is realized.

Step into the world of Shule Foundation—where education, compassion, and resilience converge to shape a brighter tomorrow for street-connected boys in Uganda.