We’ve been working in Uganda since 2020 to support children and young people working and living alone on the streets of Uganda.

In Uganda, despite the enormity of the challenge, there is a death of reliable data on the actual number of street-connected children because no specific comprehensive headcount as this has ever been done

Over half of all Ugandans are under the age of 18. Children are the single largest demographic group living in poverty. According to government estimates, as many as 15,000 children between the ages of 7 and 17 live on the streets of the capital city, Kampala.

Street children in Uganda’s urban centres face the risk of violence, abuse, and discrimination at the hands of the police and the population at large.

Ugandan CLWS lack basic necessities, including access to clean water, food, medical attention, shelter, and education. 

What you need to know about children in Uganda

Pilot projects

Your donations help us to fund brilliant innovated project in Mukono and Wakiso, Kampala, Uganda

Drawing upon our experiences in Tanzania, Cheka Sana is now beginning exciting new work with and for vulnerable street children and young mothers in Kampala

Planned Projects