CYH meets the challenges of COVID-19, and exceeds goals for 2020

2020 has been a challenges for all of us, and with the pandemic leading to increased numbers of children trying to survive on the streets, CYH nearly doubled its in-house capacity (caring for up to 23 boys concurrently, from 15). In the past year, CYH has helped 230 boys and 9 girls get
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CYH hanging tough during COVID-19 lockdown

Thankfully Uganda has so far managed very well to contain the pandemic, and CYH is following national guidelines to protect the boys and our staff.  Pictured here are activities that are part of planned daily schedules during the stay-at-home orders, as well as a picture of food provided to CYH by the government.  We pray
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CYH wins United Nations grant to limit human trafficking

We are happy to announce that CYH and its parent organization, Rescue Mission for Street Life, has been awarded 1 of 10 grants by the United Nations Trust Fund for Victims of Human Trafficking. 78 applications were received from 27 countries.  We are honored to receive this award for this very important cause, as children
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CYH protects against COVID19

As every nation around the world has been impacted by the pandemic, so to has Uganda, and thus of course CYH. Uganda quickly locked down the nation 3 weeks ago and took aggressive action to limit the spread of the disease. So far it has experienced <60 confirmed cases.  Prior to the lockdown, CYH prepared
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Chess champ at CYH! Breaking misconceptions of street kids

CYH is proud to tell the story of one of it's boys, 17 year old Swaleh, who just last month competed in the prestigious African School Chess Championships (ASCC) in Kampala.  For the past 9 months, Mukalazi John Vianney, an attorney and chess coach, has been providing free lessons to the boys at CYH, resulting
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CYH boys (we got talent!)– the new “Kids on the Block” ;)

With the ever talented Ricque leading our talent/trade/skill acquisition program, you never know where things may lead :) check this video out!
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Further progress at CYH: New enrollees!

Until recently, CYH has focused on stabilizing its funding, staff and programs.  Over the past 6-9 months we have transitioned to growing our programs and escalating the pace of family reunification and bringing new boys off the streets and into our programs. In the just past 3 months we have reunified 3 boys with their
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Douglas attends national start-up entrepreneurship camp

Last month, one of our oldest boys, 17 year old Douglas (pictured here), won a national competition that enabled him to attend a weekend camp to promote and learn skills for start-up small business concepts.  The camp brought awardees from the central and southwest regions of Uganda to learn about agriculture, business, and social consciousness.
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Video of CYH Perma-Eco Garden

IMG_3950 check it out! We will be providing demonstrations and consultations to our community neighbors interested in growing their own garden!  Community building! :)
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CYH gardens taking off!

With the help of trustee, Raymond Cohen, and life skills program director, Ricque, the boys have planted and cultivated a perma-eco garden that is prospering.  One of our oldest boys, Douglas (pictured here) has shown real leadership in this process. We will soon be taking our produce to the local farmer's market! Read More