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April 2024 newsletter

Happy International Day for Street Children! 🎉

This special day acknowledges the strength and resilience of millions of street connected children around the world. I am delighted to be sending out this newsletter in my new role as CEO for S.A.L.V.E. and on such an exciting day in our calendar.

Today in Jinja there is a procession through the streets, ending at the Kakindu football stadium, where children living and working on the streets of the city are invited to attend. Similar events will be happening all over the globe to help raise awareness of young people on the streets and to amplify their voices.

We have lots of wonderful ways in which you can get involved to support our vision of there being ‘No Street Called Home’ from wherever you are in the world. Please read on to see how you can make a difference.

Three ways to stand in solidarity with children on the streets

We have three simple ways that you can get involved to stand in solidarity with children who are on the streets.

1️⃣ The first is to read our News from the Streets newspaper, produced from content, ideas and art work of young people who are currently on the streets. English and Luganda versions are both available online and copies will also be shared at the event in Jinja today.

2️⃣ The second is to show your support by entering our Fundraising Raffle. Every penny raised will go towards our work with street connected young people and you can win some brilliant prizes along the way. This includes a holiday for up to 6 people!

3️⃣ And lastly, I sincerely hope that you will join me at our S.A.L.V.E. Get Together on 16th April as we bid a fond cheerio to Nicola. You will also have the chance to meet with me and Alfred, our Ugandan Director, and hear about the work we’ve achieved with your support.

1. News from the Streets

For the International Day for Street Children, we have launched our annual newspaper in both English and Lugandan. This is produced from content, ideas and art work of young people who are currently on the streets. I fully encourage you to take five minutes from your day and read this issue.

2. Show your support by entering our raffle!

Our 2024 fundraising raffle has many fabulous prizes – including a one week break in Eastbourne for up to 6 people! All funds raised will be used to help children living and working on the streets of Jinja, Uganda leave the streets, return home to their families, and re-join education.

Tickets are just £5 and you can buy as many as you want to maximise your chances of winning. The more tickets we sell, the more funds we raise and therefore the more children we can help. The raffle will close on 16th April so get in quick for your chance to be a winner!

3.Get Together with us

Want to learn more about how, with your help, we are directly impacting the lives of children on the streets of Jinja? We would love you to attend our Get Together event on Tuesday 16th April 2024 at 7:30pm (UK time).

Our Get Together agenda includes:

👉 A welcome from Nicola Sansom, our outgoing CEO as she changes roles

👉 Introduction to Lucas Mee, our new CEO

👉 Discussion of the results of our head counting research with our Ugandan Director Alfred Ochaya

👉 Hearing from beneficiaries of S.A.L.V.E.: what difference have we made?

👉 Raffle prize draw

Please stand in solidarity with children who are living and working on the streets and join our session. To register your wish to attend, please visit our website.

Everyone is welcome!

Webale nyo

Your support on the International Day for Street Children, along with every day, is so important to us. Thank you for believing in our vision for young people on the streets to have brighter futures through counselling, support and education. We can only make a difference with your support.

With optimism and thanks,

Lucas and the whole S.A.L.V.E. team

SALVE staff members posing for the camera after completing a colour run. They are all dusted in bright colours.
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