My name is Baligaya Geoffrey am 19 years old. I joined In need Home when I was 6 years old. I did not have a chance of living with my parents. I only knew my mother who also died when I was still young.
At the age of 5, I came to my uncle in Kampala since my mother was also sickly and could not care for me and my sibling. Life at my uncle’s place was also difficult because he was never around since he used to work from out of town. He could only afford to give me 2kgs of maize +Read more....
My name is Kamahoro Irene i completed Senior four but my parents could not raise my school fees to continue with my studies. So I had to stop at this level.
In 2013 In Need Home picked me up when my hope was all gone since I was in the village facing a lot of challenges as a youth not in school. I managed to go to a vocation school where I had my dream come true. The organization paid my tuition and other school requirements. I did a tailoring course for 2 years and completed. +Read more....
Girl Child Education Initiative
In Need Home’s experience in working with slum dwellers has found out that girl child in most cases is more prone to vulnerability than boys. Based on INH survey in Namuwongo slum 2015, 6 girls have been sexually abused by either relatives at home or neighbours who would be custodians to these innocent children. It is from this background that a whistle project and self-safety initiative was started in Namuwongo slum.
Our policy on recruitment policy considers a ration of boys to girls’ static at 3:7. Some girls are taken as child brides, and others are denied the most basic needs while others when they start menstruating, they miss school because of lack of sanitary towels. Therefore sponsoring a girl child is a great way to empower them. At In Need Home we believe that when you empower a girl child then you would have empowered a whole nation.
Selection criteria and implementation
The numbers of children who need education support from the slums of Kampala are overwhelming. However In Need Home selects the critically vulnerable children by conducting a rigorous assessment exercise.
We use Community mapping procedures where we work with community leaders, opinion leaders to select critically vulnerable children.
We then employ a Child status Index tool that further scores a child’s level of vulnerability and then identify the critical need of the child.
We always employ a 4factor criterion that puts in consideration the following;
- Chronically sick children especially HIV/Aids
- Children with disabilities(CWDs)
- Orphaned children
- Out of school children (OOSC) especially those living in total abject poverty.