In Kampala, Uganda, thousands of vulnerable orphaned in the slums do not go to school. They simply cannot afford the fees and have little hope of a better life. Most of them spend their time picking scrape and garbage for survival. Others join criminal gangs on streets. But thanks to Mr. George Bernuer and Mr. Ismail Kalagala the donors from United States of America who made it possible to support these vulnerable orphans; Kabogoza Beckarm, Mugujje Dines and Nansereko Shilat, these three kids were featured on the BBS TV on life in slums show and they showed us how they survived by selling scrap and they all wanted to go back to school but had no support. Some orphans will realize their dream of an education and will live a better future.
The supported orphans
Fourteen years old Kabogoza Beckarm has been living in slums of Kinawataka katoogo for all his entire life, both his parents are deceased and he has been sleeping in corridors and sometimes on streets. Beckarm managing himself to survive through picking scrap and Sometimes he would be helped by residents to get something to eat after collecting garbage. He will be going back to primary three because he has never had a chance to go to school. His entire dream was to go back to school so that he can be a Doctor and have a chance to support other vulnerable orphans who live in slums, through the support we managed to take him back in primary three(P.3) with all necessities needed.
Mugujje Dines is 12 years old, living in Kinawataka Mbuya slum next to Kabogoza, these two became friends after finding themselves collecting scrap, Dines all his parents died when he was at the age of 8 years. He had no one to support him that’s why he went into scrap selling. He is usually called Kawenja, which simply means scrap picking boy. In his entire life he had never gone to school yet always that was his dream, through the support Now Mugujje dines managed to go in primary one (P.1) with him also got all necessities he wanted.
Nansereko Shilat is 15 years old, she stopped going to school in 2017 in primary four (P4). She was born in a family of six children and she is the first born. After their father leaving them in the house without no support their mother started collecting scrap and bottles, they also joined her so that they can earn a living. Life at home was so much challenging where she even wanted to go on streets. She also wanted to go back to school but her mother did not have enough money to pay for her school fees. Shilat’s dream is to be a Nurse in future for now we have been able to take her back to school with all support needed.
family of six children and she is the first born. After their father leaving them in the house without no support their mother started collecting scrap and bottles, they also joined her so that they can earn a living. Life at home was so much challenging where she even wanted to go on streets. She also wanted to go back to school but her mother did not have enough money to pay for her school fees. Shilat’s dream is to be a Nurse in future for now we have been able to take her back to school with all support needed.
There are so many orphans in slums end up on the streets
with no formal education or family support system. With time they become part
of the rising statistics of crime related deaths, sexual abuse and the widening
cycle of poverty. For these three we have managed to take them back to GOOD CHOICE PRIMARY SCHOOL located at
kireka the nearby school around their slum community, they will get more than reading
and writing plus other crafts entrepreneurship practices.
On the interviews they did Headmaster said despite their circumstances, the children have person of education and hope. They are enthusiastic and eager to learn through the various teaching methods the teachers have developed at Good Choice School.
“Being poor is just a circumstance where you start in life, but it is not your destiny and it can change.” Slum life survival (SLS) through our child support program we take care of orphans who live in slums and we take them back to school through your support and Donation.
We are also looking for support to set up an orphanage Home where these vulnerable children can call home. Hence removing them from slums that have influenced their behaviors and way of life.
We are hoping to locate them in Kawanda, 8 miles away from Kampala city and its cost is ($8000) 28 million. Here we shall be able building a better Orphanage Home for both girls and boys. At the moment we are supporting 15 vulnerable orphans including these three but all are still staying in slums.
we would like to thank Mr George Bernuer and Mr Kalagala Ismail from United States who have supported these three orphans BACK TO SCHOOL, all their school fees is paid at Good Choice Primary School Kireka with all requirements and necessities.
Necessities donated to the orphanages From Mr.George Bernuer and Mr Kalagala Ismail from USA.
Other vulnerable slum kids without support.
There five vulnerable kids living in a sack both their parents died. Non is supporting them in most cases the elder one who is 11 years old is taking care of other young ones and in a short time SLS we add on taking care of them with food only but we would also like them to have a chance of going back to school and be evacuated from slums, but to survive in slums is had we are looking for support through SLS website www.slumlifesurvival.org DONATION page to support other vulnerable children.