Welcome To The Shule Drop-In-Center
A Beacon of Hope in Kisenyi Slum
Situated at the heart of Kisenyi, one of Kampala's largest slums, our Skills Training and Drop-In Center is a beacon of hope in the lives of these resilient young individuals. This is where we provide dignity, build relationships, and establish a firm foundation for boys living on the streets in Uganda.
Open 24/7 Every Day of the Year
At the heart of Kisenyi Slum, the Shule Foundation Drop-In Center stands as a beacon of hope for street-connected boys, addressing the urgency and importance of our mission. On average, 35 to 40 boys visit us every day. With an alarming statistic revealing that boys make up a staggering 98% of the children living full-time on the streets in Kampala, the need for our center has never been more critical.
The Urgency We Face:
🚨 Daily Influx of 16 New Boys: The Kampala Capital City authorities report an average of 16 new boys arriving on the streets daily. This daily influx highlights the urgent need for a support system to intervene, nurture, and guide these young lives toward a brighter future.
🚨 Over 5000 Boys Living on the Streets in Kampala Alone: In a city where over 5000 boys are estimated to be living on the streets full-time, the scale of the issue is overwhelming. Shule Foundation recognizes the urgency of addressing the root causes, providing a lifeline for these boys to break free from the cycle of street life
1. Meals, Clean Clothes, and Showers:
To combat hunger and fatigue, our center offers two nourishing meals, clean clothes, and shower facilities, ensuring every boy can reclaim his sense of dignity and embark on a journey of transformation.
2. Education for Every Passion:
In the face of these staggering statistics, education has become a powerful tool for change. Our English, math, arts and crafts, dance, and more classes aim to break the cycle of street life and open doors to a brighter future.
3. Holistic Healthcare:
Recognizing these boys' unique challenges, our center provides comprehensive healthcare and counseling sessions, addressing both physical and mental well-being.
4. Reuniting Families:
The urgency of our work is evident in our swift response to missing children cases. Armed with just a photo, the Shule team can locate and reunite missing boys with their families within days, sometimes hours.
5. Building Trust, Changing Lives:
With an unwavering commitment to building trust, we engage with these boys, getting to know them and identifying those ready to leave the streets behind. Every day counts, and every life we touch is a step towards breaking free from the cycle of street life.
6. Skill Training Workshops:
Our skill training workshops, focusing on welding, shoe making, computers, haircutting, and nail technology, are designed to equip these boys with the tools they need to forge a path to independence.
Join Us on this Urgent Mission:
The urgency and importance of our work cannot be overstated. As we face the reality that boys constitute 98% of the children living full-time on the streets, the Shule Foundation Drop-In-Center is a lifeline, offering hope and opportunity to those who need it most.
Make a Difference:
Your support is crucial. Share our story, volunteer, or donate to be a part of this urgent mission. Together, we can rewrite the narrative, break the cycle, and create a world where every boy has the chance to thrive.
🌈 Join us on this urgent journey. Together, we are Shule Foundation – Changing Lives, Building Futures. 🌈
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