Our founder, Jacqueline Wolfson, is using her birthday month to help shed light on what life is like after dark for young kids living on the streets. Throughout September, Jacqueline’s “Sleep Out With the Kids of Kisenyi” campaign is raising money to help move more children off the streets and into the classroom.
Can you believe it’s been one year since we first opened the doors of Shule’s first transitional home in Uganda? Neither can we. But in the last 12 months, we’ve made incredible progress in helping street children take the first steps toward a brighter future – and it’s all thanks to generous supporters like you! Here’s a look at our first year.
For the majority of girls living in Uganda, access to sanitary pads – something we often take for granted – is rare. This is especially true in a place like Kisenyi Slum, one of the largest slums in central Kampala. In addition to the hunger, poverty and risk of abuse that are the norm here, girls living on the streets face some unique challenges when it comes to their health and hygiene. Without… Read More
Kisenyi Slum is one of the largest slums in central Kampala, and the children who live on these streets are some of the most marginalized in the world – scavenging for food and often subjected to all forms of abuse. Orphaned and without access to education, there is little chance to escape from a life of extreme poverty. In this season of hope and giving, we are working to bring a little joy… Read More