Slum life survival is a charity organisation which was started with the aim of transforming the people living in slum areas through a social-economic transformation. Urban Slum, are heavily populated characterized by substandard houses and squalor building structures. This is as a result of constant migration of rural population to cities in search for jobs and other social services which causes unbearable strain on urban housing and basic services, thus the high costs of living in the cities forces people to stay in slums where life seem much cheaper.
This degraded social and economic structure has led to arise of poor drainage, poor structural houses, poor health facilities, high crime rates, increasing number of school drop outs due to poverty and drug abuses by youth, domestic violence, and high rates of HIV/AIDS infections arising as a results of girls engaging themselves in prostitution acts. Due to factors like political manipulation, regional development imbalances, tenure insecurity, absence of land banks, increasing population rates the slums have become densely populated. Uganda is amongst the highest ranked birth fertility nations where statsistics have it that a mother on average can have 5 children, which indicates rapid population growth, and 75% of this population lives in urban localities thus making it more plausible for a struggle to survive (land/shelter and other utilities).
Slum Life Survival Uganda is implementing programmes to improve the social and economic well-being of the slum dwellers. The programmes target Youth, Children, The Girl child, people with disability and The Elderly. Slum life survival has direct presence of its Interventions in 2 Districts in Uganda where we run only 1 youth friendly drop-in Centre so far located in Kawanda, a suburb in Wakiso district offering different training services to the slum youth. We promote sustainable community live hoods, we focus on promoting formal and informal WASH education, youth entrepreneurship projects, awareness campaigns on proper management of health units and managerial motivations under WASH platform.
It is clear that most of us can describe what a slum is, but in belief, it can either be loud noise or too much concentration of important human needs in one area mainly shelter/houses accordingly. In most cases these areas are affected with diseases, poor drainage system, poverty, domestic violence, lack of proper toilet system, high birth rates, lack of toilets, high criminal rates and risks, lack of proper economic planning strategies to help up lift the living conditions there, high rates of HIV/AIDS infections arising as a results of girls engaging themselves in prostitution acts/ sexual risk. Thus slum life survival Uganda is here to try to uplift people living in slum areas, socially and economically through charity platform opening up a voice for rescue. According to Ministry of lands, housing and urban development, estimates that 64% of the total city residents live in slum areas. This is a big percentage having notes the impacts of these slums.
So if were to help, all groups like NGOs, and government agencies or international organizations must work together for better live hoods. However these people can also be supported in starting up small businesses as young entrepreneurs if provide knowledge/workshops on how do so and also to be sensitized on WASH or help them start up small saving groups in order to sustain themselves. Extending service of family planning, proper children nutrition, support seminars and other trainings on human behavior, in info format to ease development
- Empowering people living in slums/ghetto
- Formal education platforms for people living slum life
- Talent development in ghetto
- Entrepreneurship education skills platforms
- Poverty eradication campaign
- To identify and organise people living in slum areas for survival
- To promote WASH programs and sensitization
- To carry on awareness campaigns on WASH
- To facilitate the success of entrepreneurial ideas through the provision of relevant training, education and financial services.
- To develop a forum for networking amongst slum members and other national locals and international body/business community.
- To carry out donations in slums ,enforcing slum up grading and rehabilitation
To inspire people living in slum areas to an outstanding social and economic advantage
To increase the survival, up grading and succession progress of people living in slums through creating adequate solutions where people can be supported through charity programs in order to improve their standard of living