Presentation on street children project(vulnerable
children) in UGANDA
THE PEARL OF AFRICA
proposal title: Street children , whose children?
Where are we going children?
TABLE OF CONTENT
Categories of street children
Areas where street children hung out
Warmly welcomes you to the pearl of AFRICA, Uganda is a land locked country located
around the Equator that crosses in East Africa countries. It is boarded by Kenya in the
Eastern part, Tanzania in the southern part, Democratic republic of Congo in the west
part, Sudan in the Northern part and Rwanda in the south western part amongst others.
It has decentralized government where by land or areas was divided into districts in total
111 and it’s capital city is Kampala.
It’s population is estimated to 30 million people out of that, the children are estimated
to 57% living under vulnerable background and therefore regarding law any citizen below
18 years old in Uganda is categories as a child.
The existence of vulnerable children is directly related to a number of social problems
which includes poverty urbanization(rural to urban migration ) war conflicts, the social
problems are resulting from the AIDS epidemics ,lack of basic education and life skills
and the breakdown of the extended family systems, communities valves and traditional
social and economic structure. The problem is escalating there is lack of comparable
surveys and figures documenting this increase.
The vulnerable children can be defined as any child who has not reached the age of
adulthood but whom the street or unoccupied dwelling has become his/ her habitual
place of abode and with no proper care and protection. Therefore, the street children
represents one of the most disadvantaged categories of vulnerable children.
CATERGORIES OF STREETCHILDREN
Street children are not one homogenous group, but consists of individuals with different backgrounds
and difficulties, such as orphans, children from very poor families, Abused or rejected children and
run aways.What they have in common are that they are spending most of their daily life on the street
and are either partly or fully making their living on the streets.
Street children are also characterized by lack of adult guidance, care and protection.they are
categorized into two broad categories.
(A) Full Part time children.
These are those without contacts with their family who spend day and night on the streets and
verandas and actually view the street as their “home” or sanctuary.
(B) Part Timer/ Day Time Children
These are those working on the street but living at home such as a school drop outs and children sex
NB: Both street youths and street children are names used to describe these children. Street children
range from age 0-18years and street youth with 15-25 years according to the standard children statute
UN age bracket.
These categories are transitional for instance, children may be temporarily forced to help the family
earn a living or cater for themselves. Most of them come from families living in difficult
Craft made by children to support
their education and home needs
made by street kids at PCA
Street children gathered for
counselling during PCA out reach
However, there is another category of community
people who have tried their best to voluntarily
advocate for these children.
These institution include NGOs,Sport Cubs ,churches
Other community people tend to be caring for these
children but exploiting them to conduct heavy work
and paid less.
This has exposed a lot of children to go back on streets
which has turned into a very big problem of child
labor in the city.
street kids in the city with their
bed sheets used to cover
themselves at night when cold
A s explained above ,the factors that causes influx of
vulnerable children to live on the streets have resulted into
numbers dangerous cases which affect their future
As PCA continue to work with street children in the slums
of Kampala ,number of action plan have been drafted to
solve the causes that leads children on street for example .
Training children life skill and promoting their talents
Provide quality education,medication,shelter and
resettlement as a last resort
Therefore ,we are seeking for support to enhance the.
matter and to light up out future generation with
Peace for children africa
P.o box 36370 kampala
for more information contact the above address.
Hope our proposal will be considered .
it is our first time to apply and to know you.
Thanks for all you do…..Always love and peace