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 endure trauma and poverty on the streets, they are often turned a blind eye to by the general public. The people who are supposed to be their advocates and protect them are the ones who reinforce the negative cycle of abuse. This makes it extremely difficult for the boys to escape not only homelessness itself but also the "street boy" stigma that comes with it.
With your help, we want to bring these boys from the streets to success. Family and community are a massive part of Ugandan culture. Our goal is always to reconnect the child with their family, whether biological parents, grandparents, siblings, or a neighbor or friend who can take them in, many of whom have been looking and praying for the child and reconnecting with them.
The only way to end homelessness is by providing homes and an income. We have a low barrier and harm reduction model to support the boys, their families, and the community. We want to highlight the strength and independence of the community and provide business-building, life skills, and education to empower the boys and promote independent, family-owned businesses that can provide resources to all of the community.
Our goal with all the boys is to be their advocates, protectors, and teachers. We want the boys to grow into independent, self-sustaining community members. We support them with a business start-up venture and help them connect to other local businesses and schools to continue moving forward in life.
We will continue to do outreach with the boys remaining in Kisenyi to strengthen our relationship and build trust with them bi-weekly. We provide food, medical care, and necessities to bathe and keep up their hygiene. We also connect with local professionals to educate the boys on essential life skills. This includes first aid and basic medical knowledge, mental health days, sex education, football games, and art therapy.
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.