Street children outreach
ABOUT THE SOROTI PROJECT
Provide a daily breakfast for the children who live on the streets of Soroti. We have been able to reach out to so many lives! On average we minister to fifteen to fifty street children.
Organize a weekly program, where they play sports and do other fun activities. During this time the children have the possibility to wash themselves and their clothes and to enjoy a warm meal.
Introduce the love of Jesus Christ, through simple acts such as music and gospel messages. They are loved and they are taught how they can be good human beings; they are growing and getting healthier.
Give the boys a safe and stable home, where we provide in basic needs, like shelter, education and food. We provide a place where they are known and loved, accepted and respected, so they can develop themselves to the persons they were created to be. They are growing and getting healthier.
The project started in the summer of 2018, when a group of Dutch young Christians went on a mission trip with an organization called Next Move. It was their main goal to share the love of God through sports ministry.
During one of those days, while they were playing sports, they heard a child crying. A young boy was lying on the ground, tied up with ropes around his wrists and feet. His face was in the sand while a man was beating him with a piece of plastic. One of the team members walked towards them and told him to stop. He told the team member that this boy stole a ball and that he would only tell where that ball was if he would be in pain. The team members who stood there did not agree and told him to untie the boy. He was just a child!
At the end of the day the team members who stayed with him invited this street child and his friends to come to the same place the next day. When the team arrived, a group of fifteen boys between 12 and 16 years came running towards them. Those smiles on their faces, it was priceless!
These boys all sleep and live on the street. It was so special to see how happy they were with a little personal and loving attention, some food, and playing sports together. The team members got in touch with Coach Mike, which decided that he wanted to take care of these children when the team returned the Netherlands. And that is what he did.
Since the summer these boys got a meal and a sports program once a week. More and more people have become involved. The project is really growing!
The boys learn about God, they get medical care, a possibility to wash them, to eat and have fun together. We also started renting a house where coach Mike and the boys sleep. It is amazing what we have been able to do with the help of our sponsors!
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.