Freedom Heroes Kampala
Freedom Heroes is supporting boys living on the streets of Kampala. We provide food, medical care, education, housing and support to over 100 children and young people who are or have been living on the streets. We have a house for 16 children to call home, where they are loved and cared for. As they become older we provide the opportunity for these boys to go onto higher education or to vocational training school to learn a trade.
Where possible we look to reunite these street children with their families (close unit or wider). Unlike common assumption not all street children are orphans. Poverty, displacement, loss and even the simplicity of getting lost in Kampala can mean that a child ends up on the street, seperated from a loving family, many whom fear their child is now gone forever. We work with a team of social workers and councillors who help the child tell their story of how they came to their streets, when appropriate we retrace their steps back to family members, and then we work with the family to reintegrate the child into their home.