Through talent, self-discovery and psycho-social support, we work towards seeing that children living on the streets find better alternatives to live happily through maximizing their potential.
AREAS OF FOCUS
Streetlights Uganda is a non-profit committed to meeting the needs of street-connected children using creative and innovative ways such as art to empower them.
Skilling and sensitisation through art to ensure better livelihoods of financially handicapped homesteads so that no child ends up on the streets due to poverty. With specific interest in women and children.
Sensitisation to bring back the norm of a child being a community’s responsibility. Through art, we sensitise the community on dangers of street habitation and drugs abuse.
We are here to empower beyond. Teaching street connected children entrepreneurial skills to allow them build their own ideas that can elevate them from poverty is a key aspect of our existence.
OUR PROJECTS & EVENTS
We have taken part in various projects and events to help redefine the lives of street connected children and women across different communities.
The Mwalimu Mentorship program was designed to link mentors (artists) with mentees (street connected children). Its sole purpose is act as guide for youth in need of help and direction towards their future and other sorts of skills.
Streetlights Uganda launched its third edition of the Unseen Me Exhibition 2019 at the Uganda National Museum on 9 June focusing on showcasing the skills of disadvantaged street connected children. Read more….
A comic book about the plight of street children done by Streetlights Uganda in partnership with Reminac Comics titled “The Street Monster”. Read more….
An initiative focused on empowering and re-skilling women in poverty-stricken areas by teaching them sewing skills to improve on their livelihoods. Read more….
Streetlights Uganda organised its 2nd Edition of the Unseen Me Exhibition 2018 under the theme, “A Mothers Love” at the Makerere Art Gallery on 1-3 June 2018. Read more….
Streetlights Uganda organized its maiden exhibition at Under Ground Contemporary Art Space, Nakumatt Oasis Basement under the theme “The Unseen Me”. Read more….
We are who we are because of our dedicated community and team of volunteers. These are some of our top contributors!
A visual artist and mentor, Rodney is motivated to inspire and positively engage youth into self discovery and productivity for available opportunities.
Bhengie is a creative that understands his way around art and graphics. He’s the driving force behind our graphics and other media prints.
Victoria is passionate about using her talent and abilities to create positive change especially in the lives of youths and women.
Join the cause. Volunteer with us today.
Check out some of our ideas, experiences, reports, activities and stories. We learn a lot of things and are proponents of sharing our lessons with others so we can work together and create lasting solutions.
When the lockdown was eased, we caught up with Hajjat Haawa Ali mother of 8, one of the beneficiaries and also the on ground coordinator of the Ntunga Project to see how she has been coping in the last three months of lockdown. Below is the short conversation one of our team members had with […]
A group of 6 young brilliant minds with the help of their Uncle Andrew Ndyaguma under our partner Haven for African Children have come up with a simple hand washing dispenser point within their community in Bwaise to re-emphasize the presidential directive of washing hands with soap as one of the measures to prevent the corona […]
The situation we all face based on the effects of Covid19 is changing rapidly and so uncertain. Emotions have become high, anxiety in most cases has increased due to misinformation. In times like these, children living in the slums as well as on the streets have become more vulnerable and prone to suffer mental health […]
We shine a spotlight on these extremely amazing people, because, why not?! Thank you for being a bright light and beacon.
Joan is a hero, wrangling social media, public relations and glass molding. Thank you for all your work. We love you 😀
Back in 2016, I had the opportunity of meeting members of Streetlights Uganda who taught me and my friends valuable skills in shoe making and for that, we can now earn a living from it without the fear of going back to the streets. 😊