At our slums program we work with a group of vulnerable boys. The boys are aged 10-20 years and typically we have about 30-50 boys we work with. Many of them have run away from home due to mistreatment, poverty or death of parents. On the street they have to fight to survive against sleep deprivation, malnutrition, disease and abuse. We do a program with them where we gather them up, play music, dance and play games. Working with our local team we counsel them on decision making, the use of drugs, possibilities outside of the slums and their lives. Many have cuts and grazes which medical volunteers can help us treat and bandage. We also provide them with food, water and fruit. The biggest part of this is to ensure they know they have options and that there is people that care about them.
- Provide access to health care for vulnerable people
- Provide pathways out of the slums
- Provide opportunities for schooling and higher education
- Give hope to the boys we care for
- Basic medical care
- Dance and games
- Discussion about choices
This program is often done in conjunction with our medical program or after another program.
2pm: Meet at the clinic in Kisenyi to gather the boys
2:30pm: Start program with the boys, talk to them about their lives, get them up to answer questions, talk about alternative solutions
Gather anyone who needs wound care or medical attention and treat accordingly
Play music and dance
4:30pm: Distribute food and water
5pm: Depart slums