Christmas In July

Christmas in July

The Launch of Shule Foundation's Health & Hygiene Program

There are the visible street children ... the ones you find begging on the streets of Kampala.

And then there are the invisible street children ... who live within the confines of the Kisenyi Slum*.

We first encountered the invisible children of Kisenyi* this past Christmas, when we threw them a holiday party. We quickly realized, though, that many other organizations had the same idea — and that just feeding them wasn't enough. So we have decided to go BIGGER and BETTER in 2017. We are expanding our efforts by hosting the first-ever health and hygiene initiative, that will benefit the children all year round. 

You're invited to join Shule on July 22 to make a bigger, more lasting impact for more than 400 children in need. Your contribution will help provide haircuts, nail clipping and showers for the children using skincare products donated by Movits; reusable sanitary pads from Dignity Dreams; Deworming, HIV testing, education and treatment overseen by Alive Medical Services; gift bags, nutritious meals, soft drinks and snacks provide by Riham, live entertainment, and much more!

Together we will not only improve the overall health of these children, but we give the street kids of Kisenyi their dignity back. 

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* Kisenyi Slum is one of the largest slums in central Kampala. The children living on the streets of Kisenyi are some of the most marginalized in the world. Abhorred and mistreated, these children are subjected to all forms of physical and sexual abuse. An article in the New Vision (Taber, 2007) notes that hauling water and firewood, eating from garbage bins on the streets and sniffing glue is the life of a street child in Kampala. There is no chance for an education, no escape from the cycle of poverty, no hope and oftentimes no parents.

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