CHILD REDEMPTION PRAISE REPORT
It was like a Joke when I had a voice telling me that it’s my responsibility, to see that the children that are giving us sleepless nights become better members of the community and this was in February 2009.
They are less privileged children in our society, and many people call them “scrap boys” because they move out round and about in search for scrap from which they earn a living. These are a group of Homeless Children who only move around hopelessly seeking to earn a living from collecting and selling off scrap. Unfortunately as they do that, they also still people’s properties, i.e. they still vehicles spare part, utensils from home, etc. which has created enmity between them and the community where they live. Many of them have been arrested and put into prison and others are beaten and burnt to death.
Mukiibi Andrew from collecting scrap
As mentioned above, this project aims at turning around the life of these children from scrap to something more exciting, tangible and productive.
These children have become very dangerous, because some do their work under the influence of drugs, and when they fail to get what they want; they resort to stilling by force or mugging. Most of the time they are armed with knives and other sharp objects which they use as they rob people.
Scrap boys playing cards in front a container where they sleep.
Our Aim is to turn around the lives of these children from scrap to something more exciting, tangible and productive.
We have so far managed to gather 15 of these boys and united them under the umbrella of sportsmanship. In this we have managed to talk to them and we are slowly but surely making them more approachable even to the rest of the members of the society. And today, many go to church for prayers.
We have managed to avail them with meals, clothes, Heart to heart talks / discussions, and we have equipped four of these boys with skills to start small scale business.
Edie Kamoga operating his newly started business.
Children like these are all over Uganda but we have started with Kampala where the number is big and later cover the entire country.
In the implementation of this program we have started with a group of Three (3) volunteers who are so far doing a recommendable job in talking to the children, counseling, and building their emotions through heart to heart sharing with the children.
However, as stated above, we look forward to hiring a group of professionals to help us in implementing our long term goal of educating, training, and building the skills of these children.
We therefore look forward to any support of any kind physically (manpower), financially, and materially.
May God richly bless you as you respond to the call for this noble cause so as to turn our world into a better place for every one of us, even the less privileged.
Planned and Compiled by:
Ps. Muyanja Geoffrey (Director),
Gospel Mission Ministries International
p.o box 24758
Kampala – Uganda.
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