300 MILES for Ugandan Street Kids

£600 of £100,000 goal

Raised by 12 people in 13 months
What am I fighting for?

This is me, and this is a picture taken in the slums of Kisenyi, Kampala, Uganda with the street kids that live there. Unfortunately, the hand-craft homes of Kisenyi are being demolished as the land is brought.

In the picture below children of the slums are standing around a demolished set of homes. If they resist, they are thrown in prison. 

In response to this, I am trying to raise £100,000 to fund a rehab centre for a year in partnership with Branches of Life International,  a local Uganda charity who have first-hand experience into the life of street children and how best to help.

The rehab centre

The rehab centre would be a safe haven for street kids to grow and become who they were meant to be. This is primarily done by reconnecting the children back to their parents through therapy and Christian teachings (to demote witchcraft, which is a serious thing in Uganda and promote better care). 

The centre will also provide different kinds and levels of education to provide a pathway for a better future. 

Why is it going to cost £100,000?
£2 per day will feed a child breakfast, lunch and dinner
£320 is the cost of 40 dozen book, 10 boxes of pen and 10 boxes of pencils, flips charts, markers and rubbers. 
£1500 per year will send 5 children to secondary school (£100 per term) 
£4715 is the cost per month to host courses in tailoring (for 5 individuals at £300/month), carpentry works (for 7 individuals at £400/month ) and agricultural management (for 4 individuals at £100/month). This equates to £56,582 for the year. 
£9269, per year, is the cost to employ the various staff needed; 2 social workers, 2 community liaison officers,  a monitoring and evaluation officer and a program director. 
Extra money above these costs would facilitate unforeseen expenses and room for expansion allowing Branches of life to reach more lives among fees for general maintenance and electricity. 
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Eek the walk has started. I haven't even walked a mile yet and we have just walked past the Plymouth chronical. Thank you mum for being beside me and walking in. They took our details and they will be in contact soon!
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Off to bed now for an early start. Got to get up at 7am to leave time to pack the van and get everything ready for 9am which is when the walk (hopefully) officially starts. I am setting off from home. Stay tuned for a send off video and more!
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Thanks to Jonathan and April Penfold for your efforts in promoting walk300 at Destiny Church Wakefield. They helped to raise £80! To everyone who donated, you guys are awesome :D.
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Well this is getting interesting! £60 on gofundme plus £100 from events and now Plymouth University Gospel choir has kindly pulled together £66.50 almost as if out of no where. You guys are amazing! This does not include all the money my parents are raising and sponsorship totals of which i will be getting at the end of the walk. I really think there is a movement going on here and together we are going to make a difference. EEK! So excited. Only 9 days to go! Don't forget to click the donate button and be apart of something bigger. and if you want to be get more up to date go to walk300.com
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