Street children in Kampala face challenges we would find hard to imagine. Escaping from conflict, domestic violence and extreme poverty, they find themselves vulnerable and on the streets.
Unable to attend school and outside supportive and safe family relationships, children are forced to find food shelter and income, often putting themselves at risk of exploitation, disease, physical harm and drug or alcohol abuse.
We have an innovative and engaging approach to getting children into education and then seeing them through into college, vocational education or work.
So with your help we can give a child a genuine opportunity to escape poverty for good. Please explore our website to find out more about what we do and the ways in which you can make a difference.
Have you seen the film Queen of Katwe?
Queen of Katwe is a film based on the true story of Phiona, a girl living in the slums of Kampala who sells maize on the streets to help her family survive and is too poor to go to school. A mission worker teaches Phiona to play chess and through determination and resilience she becomes a chess champion, representing Uganda. Through her success with chess she gains a sponsorship to go to school and in real life is now at university. It reminded us of the young people ACU supports. Not unlike Phiona, three of them were chosen to play badminton for Uganda!
Our first graduates
A little learning, indeed, may be a dangerous thing, but the want of learning is a calamity to any people.