About the Watoto Mtaani Center
Home to 20 former street children, ages 9 to 16, for a period of six months each, the 11-bedroom Watoto Mtaani Center serves as an interim house and bridge between street and home life, providing the necessary timeline for each individual child to begin healing from the trauma of street life and substance use. Sitting on over an acre of land in Bweyogerere, our kids have lots of room to run around and be kids again.
During their time in the center, the children detox, receive counseling and medical treatment, attend English and math classes, and participate in various extra-curricular activities —yoga, boxing, dance, soccer and board games— all the while receiving lots of love and encouragement from our highly trained. Read more about the day in the life of a Shule child here.
Learn more about our Skills Training Center and Outreach Program here.