Since January 2007 Abaana has been changing the lives of the children living on the streets of Kampala, Uganda’s capital.
Unicef estimates that there are 32 million children living on the streets in Africa. Children with no home to go to at the end of the day, no bed to lie in and no family to give them love. They rarely own more than the clothes on their back and each day they walk the streets begging or looking for work to survive.
Abaana sees the potential in each street child and works alongside partners to provide support for these street kids.
We play games, tell bible stories, give basic medical care, and provide a good meal. This shows the children a love that they haven’t witnessed for years. Our long term goal is to get as many of these children as possible into good homes.
In meeting with these children over a period of time we build relationships with them – find out how they ended up on the streets and what they think their future holds. For those whom we can, we offer a place at our New Life Homes. These are rehabilitation and transitional homes where boys can receive the love and support they need and are given the opportunity for a good education.