Boys Transitional Home
The boys are really thankful that they finally found a safe place to live and to rest. They experienced the first night in their own bed as something very special. The boys and we are very glad that we have the possibility to take the ‘street’ out of the street children, so they are just children who can grow up with everything a child deserves! Kyambadde Elijah lives with them. He supervises and mentors them and he supports them in their everyday life.
Our home was born out of an urgent need for a shelter where we could rehabilitate street boys that couldn’t manage the street lifestyle. The teenagers who live in our home had met the staff members of SAI at the weekly ghetto ministry program. In discussions their distress and their motivation to change their lives became clear. In our transitional home, we try to offer them a real home environment and celebrate special occasions with them such as their birthdays, sometimes go out for swimming, attending social Christian youth events such as youth camps and competitions in the house. In all of this Elijah is supported by Wasswa Benon.
We want the boys to have a place where they are known and loved, accepted and respected, so they can develop themselves to the persons they were created to be.
The boys are able to go to school and earn a qualified high school certificate. With your support they are able to pay their fees and everything that is needed to go to school.
We teach our boys about the true love of Jesus Christ. We spiritually encourage them through our family devotional fellowship meeting, attending church and giving them a personal bible.
After some time the boys will integrate into their families. We guide this process and stand beside the boys at all time. If reintegration seems to be impossible, the boy stays in our home.
Saving Arms International is a faith based organization working with underserved communities to improve the lives of underprivileged children in Uganda, through promoting children’s welfare in slums, ghettos, streets and villages, we reach out to homeless children staying and living on streets, towards getting the off and be reconciled with their relatives.