About Streets To Success Foundation
What We Do
We work to empower the young and vulnerable children experiencing homelessness in Kisenyi, the largest slum in Kampala, Uganda - who have been forced to the streets due to varying conditions at home. There are upwards of 15,000 children experiencing homelessness in Uganda, with Kisenyi being the largest slum in Kampala. Kampala gains approximately 16 children leaving home a day. Although these innocent, young children have escaped abuse, poverty, or death of a family member(s), they are often turned a blind eye to. The people who are supposed to be their advocates and protect them are the ones who actually reinforce the negative cycle of abuse. This makes it extremely difficult for the boys to not only escape homelessness itselves, but also the "street boy" stigma that comes with it.
Together, with your help we want to bring these boys from the streets to success. We will house, clean, feed, and educate the boys in a school-like curriculum, while we search for sponsors to uplift these boys out of such unfortunate circumstances. With the aid of a sponsor these boys will be able to return to school, a luxury many cannot afford, and work towards being confident, educated, and independent men.
Our goal with all the boys is to be their advocates, protectors, and their friends. We aim to get them out into the community, whether that be through dance classes, workshops, or sports and try to eliminate the stigma so that these boys can live the fulfilling lives they are so deserving of.
We also will continue to do outreach with the boys still remaining in Kisenyi in order to strengthen our relationship and build trust with them twice a week. We provide food, medical care, and necessities to bathe and keep up their personal hygiene. Our hope is to show the community and remind the boys that they are not simply their circumstances, but so much more. Getting them out into the community will encourage good behavior as well as to show them people do truly care for them and want to help. Regardless of how many boys come into the safe home, outreach will absolutely always be a priority as well.
Anything Is Possible
Commitment, transparency, compassion. These three values have stood at the center of Streets To Success Foundation since our founding in 2018. We wholeheartedly commit to the work we do with passion and dedication, transparently sharing it with the Ugandan community and inviting others to take part. On top of this, we challenge ourselves to think creatively, applying an innovative and compassionate approach to all that we do. This drives the continued success of Streets To Success Foundation.
Kisenyi is the largest slum in Uganda’s capital city, Kampala. Kampala is currently ‘home’ to upwards of 15,000 unhoused children. Even with them making up such a large population, their voices are insignificant and they are shunned from their communities. Constantly being exploited and made to do cheap labor work, they end up in hopeless situations. We want to educate the community as well as care for these boys, and help find them solutions to further their education to live the lives they deserve.