Ghetto: Schools to provide rehabilitation to street children

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Ghetto, a state of Africa, runs a number of unregistered schools that volunteers own to teach the public about basic life skills to the street children to rehabilitate them in a bid to curb the rising cases.

However, these schools are not legal. That is why the Division mayor Kampala Central, ‘Salim Uhuru’, stated that the government needs to support these street children by giving them a quality of services to make a better future.

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Tibamwenda Housing and Learning Facility is located in the heart of kisenyi, Central division. This firm is set to provide informal education services to street children mainly.

According to the firm’s authorities, they started the facility some seven years back, and they began to provide them with an informal education on public order and rehabilitating them.

According to the facility’s director, “We started this system when we noticed that these children even did not aware with the fact that they are living in a society where is government ruling in this country.”

As per the facility teacher of the firm, ‘Bategyeka Dastid Shaaft’ that “we did not follow the curriculum, rules and regulations of the Ministry of Education and Sports, but we use informal education to instil religious as well as moral values in the street children.

Bategyeka stated that we conduct several programmes related to decent behaviour because they are the children who live in the streets without order. We also teach them about the religious values in them to spark a sense of humanity among them because they literally live like an animal on the streets.

According to the street children, these learning sessions always give them hope for their better futures, despite the dark sufferings they face on the streets.

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According to Prince Lubega, a learner at the facility, I wanted to become a doctor and wanted to give treatment to all the children who live on the streets since we never got a chance to have the privilege to get treated while we are sick.

Seven-year-old Adam Mugabe said: “I wish to become a pilot in future so that I can travel the world.”

Given the tension enveloping the future of their education, the learners said that they go to the learning facilities to share the love with their mates.

The learning facility has more than 100 children, and some have left to set up income-generating activities like carpentry and mechanics.

According to Bategyeka, most people graduated to small scale income-generating activities such as being mechanics, tailors, and many others.

However, these schools are illegal, but as they are doing a great job to empower these kids, we shall kill one eye and its or moral duty to support these kinds of schools. Since me as a mayor, I also have about three in my parish skilling them into boxing, singing, mechanics, among others,” Uhuru said.

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