Uganda is home to 1.4 million refugees, forced to flee from conflict in South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo, leaving behind their homes, livelihoods, and education. With conflict still raging, families have no hope of returning home any time soon. Instead, they are stranded in camps where job opportunities are scarce, access to education is limited, and living conditions are basic.
In Kampala, the capital of Uganda, there are thousands of children who aren't going to school because of poverty. Families are unable to afford the costs of education and many children end up supporting their families by working on the streets instead of going to school.
Whether in the camps, on the streets, or living in poverty, we believe each and every child deserves a quality education.
What We Do
Street Child is currently exploring opportunities in Uganda and the possibility of expanding our African operations, with a focus on the refugee crisis and addressing the needs of street children and their families.
In the meantime, we are currently working with local partners to support 100 beneficiaries through elementary and junior school, vocational courses, and university.
In the short-term, we need to raise funds to build a presence in Uganda. We are also looking for flexible, adaptable international volunteers willing to support our work in-country. As a volunteer, you'll be working closely with the Street Child's Uganda team and our partner organizations to support research, the development of emerging programs, and the delivery of pilot projects.