Monday, July 9, 2012

Walking Street Children Toward Positive Experiences

An United Kingdom charity, Retrak, enables African street children to return to life in a caring and stable family environment, either with their own family, foster family, or by living independently in the community.

From the website:  
Retrak began in Kampala, Uganda in 1994 as a football club providing street children with the opportunity for play and, for a short while at least, escape their day to day problems and dangers. Recognising both the need and the potential, Retrak expanded the scope of its work beyond football and, by 1997, had become a UK charity and was registered in Uganda as a non-governmental organisation (NGO) called the Tigers Club Project; later renamed Retrak.

 Retrak has enabled hundreds of children to move off the streets and back into their communities. As well as Uganda, we now also have a centre in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia which has been hugely successful and we work with partners in Kenya. We plan to move into new areas where our experience and programmes can be used to transform the lives of children on the streets.

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