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.