Amasiko Centre for the street children

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At the end of the day Darius, age 8, has no home to go to.  Vulnerable and alone, sleeping on the streets in Kabale, Uganda – exposed to crime, drugs and prostitution.  How long before Darius has to turn to these to support himself?  Alongside Africa’s Street Children Programme, Amasiko, will provide a safe haven for Darius and up to 40 other young people offering a safe place to sleep and some dignity to face the future.  The new centre will support Darius and other young people towards employment, offering numeracy, literacy and vocational skills programmes to help those who have had no formal education.
 
Amasiko-Obumwe Centre (the name means bright hope & growth in the local Rukiga language) is being built in 2017 (funding is in place).  We’ve had a generous offer to support us to equip the centre but to secure this funding we need to demonstrate by the end of September 2016 that we have funds to continue to run the centre when it’s built. We’re crowdfunding for £20k to secure the grant funding and therefore this project.  1,000 people will benefit from the Amasiko-Obumwe centre, which will include a small health centre for the community, in Kabale town every year. 
 
Alongside Africa already supports children and young people in Uganda through other projects which receive regular support. Help us to provide more opportunities for the young people of Uganda.
 Darius at home with his 'family'At the end of the day Darius, age 8, has no home to go to.  Vulnerable and alone, sleeping on the streets in Kabale, Uganda – exposed to crime, drugs and prostitution.  How long before Darius has to turn to these to support himself?  

Alongside Africa’s Street Children Programme, Amasiko, will provide a safe haven for Darius and up to 40 other young people offering a safe place to sleep and some dignity to face the future.  The new centre will support Darius and other young people towards employment, offering numeracy, literacy and vocational skills programmes to help those who have had no formal education. Amasiko-Obumwe Centre (the name means bright hope & growth in the local Rukiga language) is being built in 2017 (funding is in place).  
Darius searching for food 
We’ve had a generous offer to support us to equip the centre but to secure this funding we need to demonstrate by the end of September 2016 that we have funds to continue to run the centre when it’s built. We’re crowdfunding for £20k to secure the grant funding and therefore this project.  1,000 people will benefit from the Amasiko-Obumwe centre, which will include a small health centre for the community, in Kabale town every year.  Alongside Africa already supports children and young people in Uganda through other projects which receive regular support. Help us to provide more opportunities for the young people of Uganda.

Select the amount you wish to give

£40.00  Will run the Amasiko Centre for a day

£75.00  Will pay for vocational training for a term

£280.00  Will pay for a carer or teacher for a term

£1200.00  Will run the Amasiko Centre for a month

Total donations:

Anonymous

07.12.16

Richard M

26.08.16

£21.50

Made on behalf of musician Ian Shawcross who passed a hat round at a gig.

Ellese

20.08.16

£10.00

I only wish i had more to give x

  

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