Success Stories

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....

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;

  1. Chronically sick children especially HIV/Aids
  2. Children with disabilities(CWDs)
  3. Orphaned children
  4. Out of school children (OOSC) especially those living in total abject poverty.

After enrollment of the child, he/she undergoes behavioral change program at INH centre in Namuwongo slum. While attaining education, food, medical and emotional support.

The progress level of a child in the journey from vulnerability is determined by carrying out an annual assessment about the child using Vulnerability Index tool. From this point we determine the next level of intervention.