Street Children in Uganda

CSC Projects Supporting Street Children in Uganda

There are thousands of street children in Uganda living in poverty, hunger and experiencing violence. Uganda has one of the largest populations of young people in the world, with over 56% of its population under the age of 18. Children are also the single largest demographic group living in poverty Uganda. Uganda hosts one of the world’s largest refugee populations, forced to flee their homes from conflict in the DRC and South Sudan, leaving families stranded in camps. In Kampala and other cities, there are thousands of street-connected children who are supporting their families by working on the streets instead of going to school. Whether living on the streets or in refugee camps, CSC believes no child should be left behind, see below for our work in actioning this with partners in Uganda.

Our Projects in Uganda

Street Children as Equal Citizens in Uganda

Working with our partner, Dwelling Places this project will bring street connected children from from the margins to the centre of government policy, aiming to reduce the number of children becoming street-connected in Uganda as a result of unsafe migration or trafficking, and improve access to rights for those still on the streets,

Funded by DFID

Keeping Street-Connected Children Safe

This project funds innovative direct-service delivery projects for street children across Asia and South America. Red Nose Day US also funds our global ‘4 Steps to Equality’ campaign, our ‘Digitally Connecting Street Children’ project with partners across the world, and our pioneering work in Uruguay, helping the government to adopt the General Comment No. 21 on Street Children.

Funded by Red Nose Day USA

Building Resilience in Street Children

CSC partnered with our members in Nepal, Ecuador and Uganda for our ‘Building with Bamboo’ shared learning project, which explored the resilience in street-connected children who had suffered sexual abuse.

Funded by The Oak Foundation 

The Legal Atlas: Putting Street Children on the Map

Street children are one of the world’s most invisible populations, overlooked by governments, law and policymakers and many others in society. To address this, CSC and our partner Baker McKenzie created the Legal Atlas, to put information about laws affecting street children directly into their -and their advocates’ – hands.

Funded by Baker McKenzie

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