M-Lisada is a charity organization founded by Bosco Segawa in Kampala, Uganda. An orphan himself, Segawa dreamed of a place where vulnerable children like himself could be safe from hunger, abuse, and abandonment. With seven other former street children, Segawa founded M-Lisada in 1996. The project was aimed at reducing the number of children living on the street s of Uganda by providing them with a home, education, and protection.
M-Lisada teaches the kids life skills and provides music lessons and also acts as an orphanage, providing shelter to over 100 street kids. The music lessons rebuild the kids’ confidence and give them an opportunity to look forward to a better life. Rebecca Kabagimu, one of the children at M-Lisada was recently selected to participate in the Yale Sustainability, Energy, and Environment program. The program exposes participants to cutting edge science and its applications, encouraging them to think like scientists while also giving them the opportunity to tour the science facilities at Yale.
It can’t be easy growing up on the streets. Sometimes, all these kids need is a push in the right direction. Not having to worry about your next meal is a privilege that many aren’t afforded. The charity also reconnects children with their families and has so far reunited 35 children with their families. Children from the orphanage go on to become lawyers, teachers, entrepreneurs, and pay it forward by becoming community workers themselves.
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