Creating Possibilities for
Former Street Children in Uganda
Jajja's Kids creates brighter futures and unlimited possibilities for former street children in Uganda. Our program provides a safe and loving home, supportive, nurturing community and access to strong educational and leadership opportunities.
Imagine a child...
dropped off at the gate of a children’s home by parents who are never heard from again,
collecting scraps off the street to support your family at only 7 years old,
having a loving mother who works hard but cannot feed you and your five siblings,
being abandoned by your father, only to find he has another family he is living with.
These are some of the stories of our kids.
When the doors to our home first opened in 2013, the children who arrived were between the ages of 5 and 9. They had slept on sidewalks, searched trash cans for food, earned a few shillings where they could, and spent their days fighting to survive. Today they live together as family, eat three meals a day, attend school regularly, and are cared for by a staff of six.
For them, the daily existence of hunger, abandonment, and life on the street is now a memory.
We're All A Family Under One Sky
On September 22nd, ninety amazing individuals enjoyed an afternoon together at Jajja's Kids' 8th annual fundraiser. The theme for the day was taken from a song originally written in 1982 by our dear friend Ruth Pelham. With a new version Ruth wrote just for us, we celebrated Jajja's Kids and the unity we feel in sharing our one sky with children and adults half a world away.
A great time was had by all with African drumming led by Jordan Taylor Hill and friend Abdul, African crafts and the children's artwork for sale, a lively auction led by LeGrande Serras, and the delicious food of Revolution Hall. Updates on our permanent home and the children's education were shared by board members Mark Saker, Susan Fowler, and Ugandan director Ronnie Sseruyange.
All that we achieve comes from each of you and your ongoing support. A heartfelt thanks to all who attended and so generously showed your support for Jajja's Kids!
Thank you to everyone who thoughtfully donated items for our lively auction, as well as those who volunteered their time to make the evening a great success.
We are grateful to have you as part of our Jajja's Kids family!