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.
Help Jajja's Kids
Have a Permanent Home!
Expanding Our Horizons
In January 2019, a permanent home for Jajja’s Kids was purchased in the same neighborhood as the rented house the children have known since 2013. Renovation is underway with the goal of children and staff moving into their new home by the end of the year. A place of their own provides a stable and secure environment, so the children can live without fear of losing their home and the community around them.
Jajja's Kids' 8th ANNUAL FUNDRAISER!
Sunday, September 22, 2019
2 to 6 PM
425 River Street, Troy NY
Food ~ Drumming & Dancing ~ Live Auction ~ African Art
Meet Ronnie Sseruyange, Ugandan Director of Jajja’s Kids – Africa
Tickets On Sale Now!
Adults - $75, Children - $25 under age 14
Please Purchase Tickets by September 18!