In the initial stages of identifying children in need, we form a collaborative relationship with the people on the streets of Kampala and the surrounding slum areas. We hold social activities in the slums like soccer matches, medical outreaches and children’s camps in order to build relationships with the children and learn about their backgrounds. Read More
At the time of admission, some street and slum children are ignorant about life in the normal community. They often don’t understand basic hygiene habits or may have never sat in a classroom. In order for them to be accepted into society, they require rehabilitation.
At our approved children’s home, we provide a loving, Christian environment with fathers and mothers who work as caretakers, parental figures and models to the children. Read More
For children who are in Mercy’s care, we immediately explore the option of the child living and growing within their own families.
We investigate each child’s individual family history; where their family or extended family is and why this family was not caring for the child.
When we determine each child’s ability for reconciliation with their family, we put in place various methods for building renewed relationships with these people and their child. In cases where the family is abusive to a child, we look for the extended family and try to empower them to care for the child at risk. Read More
There are over 2.3 million known orphans in Uganda. According to the 2009 statistics, die each year during or just after giving birth.”
Many children are found abandoned in garbage heaps, pit latrines, ditches, taxi parks or left by the side of the road. Read More
Once we have empowered a child’s family to provide a safe and loving environment, we permanently resettle the child back in his or her family. In some cases, we continue to provide for the child’s education, depending on the financial status of the family caring for the child.
We continue visiting and supporting these families and children; ensuring that the children are well cared for.