Dembe* is a 15 year old from Sudan who has spent almost 7 years on the streets of Ugandan towns like Jinja and Iganga. She is one of five siblings from different…Read more
Elizabeth* lived with both parents until they split up and her mother re-married. Her mum left Elizabeth in the care of her father but he was an alcoholic and would beat her when he…Read more
I am one of the Halfway Home Assistants called Santi at S.A.L.V.E. International. This is the story of ten-year-old Sulaiman* who I look after, told in his words.
My name…Read more
In Uganda, many young children find themselves in situations where their only means of survival is underage working. Such is the case of Okah*, who by the age of just 12 was working as…Read more
This is a story about a boy called Bernard* told in his own words.
Life at home
My name is Bernard and I am 15 years old. I grew up with my…Read more
I am Peter, a permaculture teacher working in community empowerment at S.A.L.V.E. International. Our organisation gives choices to the children from the streets of Jinja. Where most people see them as useless and a…Read more
The 12 year old in filthy and torn clothes sits on the street, his unwashed body giving a sharp smell that testifies of months gone by without a single bath. “Uncle, May you give…Read more
Patience* is 12 years old and lives in a slum area of Jinja under the care of her grandmother, renting a small muddy house. Patience is the sixth child in their family… Read more
This is a story of a young boy from Uganda, told in his own words, about why he left home and felt he could never go back.
Setting the scene<!--... Read more
Social workers and psychologists have always been interested in how parents affect their child’s development, but finding the definate cause and effect links between the specific actions of parents and the later… Read more