The situation for children without a family
Homeless children are permanently exposed to danger to life and limb. It is very difficult to protect themselves from assaults or illnesses. A vicious circle of poverty, criminality and displacement is part of their everyday lives. They never get to experience unconditional affection or personal esteem. Kids of Africa gives children like them security, education and confidence. We coordinate our aid work closely with Uganda’s state bodies. The healthy development of our children is our daily mission, in the hope that one day, they will be able to return to society as responsible Ugandan citizens with life skills and common sense.
Uganda is a country of contradictions. Nature’s bounty has been generous, but the country has made little use of it. The reasons for this are many and varied: rural depopulation, ecological degradation, polygamy in urban slums, social services that are unable to cope, poor infrastructure, limited education and more besides.