The KCCA team headed by Kampala Central Division Mayor Charles Sserunjogi were on Sunday in Kisenyi where majority of these children gather to mobilise them to go to Nakivubo Blue where they would stay untill the Corona Virus tension calms down.
Capital City Authority - KCCA has collected over 70 streets children
from Kampala City to provide them shelter at Nakivubo Blue Primary
The KCCA team headed by Kampala Central Division
Mayor Charles Sserunjogi was part of the team that gathered the children
in Kisenyi on Sunday where majority of these children gather to be
taken to the Primary School.
KCCA has collected the children stay at Nakivubo Blue Primary School till the Coronavirus tension calms down.
says they feared that these children would be exposed to the
Coronavirus due to their life styles on the streets. He says their
survival on the streets had also become harder since majority of the
shops where these children worked to earn are closed.
they have received 600 Kg of maize floor from government and about 150kg
of beans that children will feed on as they seek for more food. The
children have been allocated two class rooms so far where they will be
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says they will provide security to ensure that the children are safe
and that they are kept within the school premises. The children will
also be provided with balls to play in the school field.
says that when the situation normalises, they will work with the
Ministry of Youth and Children to take some of these children to their
homes and others to technical institutions to acquire life skills.
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KCCA has put up over seven tanks of water in the school for the children to wash hands.
COVID -19 Team that earlier measured the temperature of all children
briefed the children on hygiene, proper hand washing and social
distancing to avoid the virus among other issues.
Judith Mukaya, a member of KCCA COVID -19 health team says they will keep monitoring the children to ensure they are healthy.
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known to the children as coach will work with Shule Foundation to keep
the children at the School. Ismail a guard in Kisenyi has been working
with the children to organise them to get support from willing groups.
committed to be around with the children but asked Government to
provide them with transport to and from their homes. He also wants
Government to provide them with enough space such that children are not
only using two classes.
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Sennono, the Chairman Civic Center Parish says government should take
this opportunity to organise these children so that they do not go back
to the streets. He also asked that they are given enough security such
that they do not escape and mingle with people on the streets lest they
contract the virus.
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year old Musa Mubiru from Katwe is happy that they have been been
granted shelter and food. Mubiru says he had been collecting garbage and
plastic from people's homes. He says he had been earning about
Shillings 5000 a day and saving Shillings 3000.
since the lockdown, there has been no business as people who bought from
him had closed shop. He says his savings of about Shillings 150,000 was
almost getting finished.