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Kisswa Minds Organisation

We create healthy, self-sustaining families in the Masaka region by combining well-organized educati

Growing up in the Nyendo area of Uganda, A’s family got by but were fairly poor. He had to help support his family, starting at the age of nine, by selling cassava. As a teenager, he got caught up with street gangs and did lousy in school. One of his teachers said he was “least likely to succeed.”When he was 24 he found himself homeless and collecting plastic bottles for refunds for money. He finally found some steady work at at a certain company. In 2018, he and a butcher named Sula planned to launch their own butchery. Meanwhile, A and his wife hit a rough patch. A decided to give his wife all his money and move out. A backer was going to give A and Sula a certain amount of money for their butchery, but the money never came and again, A found himself homeless, he lived on verandas for the next two weeks.A and Sula were able to get a loan and started selling meat .Today, he started a confectionery as a hobby and he is able to support his family and the poor in his locality.The situation is still alarming for people like A. Are you interested and passionate of touching lives by reducing homelessness? Come and visit or email us at info@kisswamimnds.org. You will interact with the project staff and other relevant stake holders such as community members and local authorities and discuss their perspectives and importance of reducing the homeless.kisswaminds.org/about-us/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Paul's third missionary journey was to gather donations for the poor and needy members of the church in Jerusalem (2Cor 8:9)What do you think it is important to give cheerfully? What promise does the Lord make to those who give bountifully to relieve the suffering of the poor?."I am now sure of returning home, because I know Kisswa Minds will help me go back"-Joseph 16years old in Kisswa Minds programme. It is our essential purpose of our day.You can help Kisswa Minds Organisation to raise awareness of the issues of homeless people by following us on face book or Linked In or volunteering with Kisswa Minds online or onsite. How can you help?. ... See MoreSee Less
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Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has -Margaret Mead.Kisswa Minds Organisation’s primary focus has been homeless children (often called street children) who live, work and sleep on the streets. These children are most at risk from exploitation, physical, emotional, and sexual abuse. Such abuse hinders the full development of the child and leaves them exposed to physical and psychological problems when growing up. Each child who is homeless has his or her own individual reasons for being there. While poverty is almost always an underlying factor when children leave home, Kisswa Minds Organisation’s experience highlights the fact that this is not the only push factor. Whilst most families in developing African countries are affected by poverty, not all are impacted by the additional “shocks” which lead to family breakdown and push the children involved onto the streets. The reasons why children, as young as six and seven years of age and above, are drawn to Nyendo streets are much more complex than this. These “shocks” frequently include forms of abuse including: • Physical and emotional abuse (40%) • Emotional abuse (23%) • Physical abuse (17%) • Forced labour (10%) • Trafficking (10%)Those children who come to the streets sadly find the threat levels are only intensified in their new surroundings. On the streets, children experience hunger and malnourishment which leads to an increased susceptibility to disease and can impact a child’s cognitive development and ability to learn; they are denied access to education and thus lack the knowledge and tools to earn a legitimate income and lift themselves out of poverty to become active and valued members of the local community and contribute to the local economy. In addition, children experience abuse from both adults and other (often older) street children. Forced labour, beatings, sexual exploitation and rape are just some of the violations that take place; while their lack of education, risky behaviour and restricted access to medical care makes them more vulnerable to HIV and other communicable diseases. The risk for both boys and girls is intense and their prevalence on the streets is high; However, Kisswa Minds Organisation’s research has found that street girls are often hidden on the streets, not only because street girls’ lifestyle is less visible but also because gender discrimination in some places is so deeply entrenched. They are also quickly smuggled into prostitution or domestic work.Kisswa Minds Organisation’s responseToday Kisswa Minds provides support to children and families in Uganda, more especially in Nyendo concentrating its focus on protection, provision, and participation. Kisswa Minds worked with a few beneficiaries in Uganda more especially Nyendo in Masaka City, providing children who are homeless with food, temporary shelter & accommodation, catch up education, medicines and medical treatment, vocational training, counselling, family tracing, supported reunification, income generation activities and follow up care within our means. We also provide support and help to the families and careers of the children to address the root causes of the problems that led them onto the streets initially. This includes parenting skills and reinforcing child protection messages. In addition to caregivers, Kisswa Minds has an impact on the siblings of children whom we work with. Over 500 children indirectly benefitted from Kisswa Minds Organisation’s work with vulnerable children and families.You can also help Kisswa Minds Organisation to raise awareness of the issues of street children by following us on LinkedIn or Facebook. We do everything we can to help the homeless people. How can you help?www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1cv7PXi51c ... See MoreSee Less
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There are 1 million deaf contributing 12% among persons with disabilities in Uganda.It was an opportunity to be part of the 8th edition of the Uganda Deaf Football Association.This serves to raise awareness and improving access to services at the primary level can help to reduce the prevalence and adverse impact of hearing loss and also involve deaf people in government programs. ... See MoreSee Less
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