Help the impoverished Children in Namatala Slums, Uganda.

Fundraising campaign by Dream House Uganda
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1. Who we are?

Dream House Uganda is a registered non-profit organization dedicated to working with marginalized girls and women, the elderly, street children, Orphans, and disabled people of all religions, ethnicities, and tribes. We strive to empower and support these individuals to live transformed lives through our various programs and initiatives.

We work across communities in nature and focus on social issues, placing equality, diversity, and interdependence central to our work. We believe that all marginalized girls, street children, and orphans should be given opportunities and platforms to learn, express their abilities, and be listened to and respected.

Our motto;

Together in the pursuit of a better tomorrow.

Our vision;

A talented, fearless, focused, self-reliant, and empowered creative soul.

Our mission;

To achieve a situation of empowerment, were marginalized girls, women, street children, and orphans are proactive in decision-making processes and self-reliance.

In an effort to build a harmonious and unified community in which youth can collaborate, possess strong values, and help advance our nation, we strive to equip them with the skills to confront life's difficulties.

Goals and objectives:

1. To improve the living conditions of impoverished people and families suffering from hunger, sickness, and homelessness.

2. To provide access to education for street children, orphans, and other marginalized children and young people, enabling them to lead healthy lifestyles and become responsible citizens.

3. To support children in need of care, protection, and assistance, and to help alleviate poverty among neglected and orphaned children.

4. To provide relief aid to those affected by natural disasters and emergencies. 5. To bring about an ideological transformation in the minds of traumatized children.

6. To create a safe and secure environment for homeless children.


8. To promote the development of artistic skills and knowledge in the community, and to provide access to resources and opportunities for artistic expression.

9. To create a safe and supportive environment for artists to explore their creativity and develop their skills.

2. What do we do?

The economic circumstances of the young people have had a negative impact on their lives of the youth, leading to high levels of unemployment, limited access to education, food, and potable water, and an increase in teenage pregnancies, substance abuse, child maltreatment, and crime. We strongly believe that art can be essential in nourishing, educating, and increasing understanding of the social issues impacting vulnerable young people in our communities.

Dream House Uganda works to help young people to hone their artistic abilities, express their emotions, expand their imaginations, and foster a creative attitude through art, music, and skateboarding programs among others. It also works to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in the creative arts. Finally, it empowers young girls and women to enter the creative arts space and be included

OUR PROGRAMS.

Over the past decade, we have been able to provide support to more than 200 vulnerable individuals in Namatala slums through our various programs and activities.

1. School sponsorship program

Our school program provides financial support and resources to needy children, enabling them to access quality education. Through donations from well-wishers, this program offers school tuition, supplies, and Lunch fee, empowering underprivileged children to thrive academically. This program promotes equal opportunities and creates a path towards a more promising future.

2. Creative art program

Our program welcomes individuals aged 6-25 to join a complimentary creative program. It encompasses diverse art and dance classes, along with the chance to collaborate with accomplished artists. The program's objective is to empower young people by equipping them with new skills, fostering personal growth, and enabling them to make constructive impacts on their families and communities.

3. Skateboarding program

Our Skateboarding program provides access to skateboarding facilities, equipment, and expert instruction to all ages. It helps children hone their skills, learn new tricks, and build confidence in a safe and supportive environment. Through skateboarding, we promote physical fitness, creativity, and personal development.

4. The Neighborhood Food Store

The Community Food Store is a retail and wholesale establishment that centers on serving the local community by offering a wide range of food products. Our primary goal is to ensure that our community has access to high-quality products at affordable prices. Moreover, 30% of our profits are dedicated to supporting local projects that directly benefit the community.

5. The Neighborhood Art Hub.

The Community Art Hub is a specialized venue created for emerging visual artists, providing a nurturing environment to develop and refine their artistic skills. It serves as a platform for artists to express their emotions, broaden their creative horizons, and foster a mindset of innovation and imagination.

6. Humanitarian aid program

This initiative is dedicated to improving the lives of vulnerable people. We provide vital assistance in the form of food, clean water, shelter, and medical supplies. Through the generous support of donors, we strive to restore dignity, hope, and resilience to those affected by conflicts, natural disasters, and poverty. Together, we can make a lasting impact and build a more compassionate world.

7. Agriculture.

At our core, we hold the belief that every individual, particularly the most vulnerable in our community, should have access to nourishing and wholesome food. Additionally, we recognize agriculture as a sustainable and impactful solution to address food inequality. Through our agricultural program, we cultivate crops that not only sustain the individuals in our orphanage and community but also contribute to their well-being. As part of our commitment to sustainability, community members are employed to participate in planting and maintaining our diverse range of crops, including maize, sorghum, rice, cassava, beans, millet, and potatoes.

8. Women Empowerment

In our community, many women face the harsh reality of shouldering the weight of poverty and single-handedly raising generations. Consequently, their families endure hardship and become entrapped in the cycle of poverty. To address this, we are making a difference by offering business education and skills training to empower vulnerable women. Equipped with these valuable skills, they can embark on small but lucrative ventures such as tailoring, baking, charcoal vending, and farming. Through this initiative, we aim to break the cycle of poverty and provide women with opportunities for sustainable livelihoods.

9. Orphanage

Our program focuses on providing a nurturing and supportive environment for orphaned children. With a dedicated team of caregivers, we offer a safe haven where children receive essential care, education, and emotional support. We prioritize their well-being and aim to cultivate a sense of belonging, self-esteem, and resilience. Through various activities, including education, recreational pursuits, and mentorship, we strive to empower these children to overcome adversity and build a brighter future. Our program creates a loving and stable environment that promotes the holistic development of each child in our care.

3. Why we do it?

To answer this question or probably to help you understand why we founded Dream House Uganda we asked ourselves this questions.

(a) Location

Located in Mbale, Uganda, Namatala slum is home to an estimated 40,000 people, the majority of whom are young people under the age of 26. Their families have been driven there by civil unrest, drought, floods, and landslides, all in search of a better life, but have yet to find life they hoped for.

(b) What is the problem?

The dire poverty situation in Namatala slums has resulted in a number of negative consequences for the women and younger people living there. These include hunger, sickness, despair, unemployment, and homelessness, which have in turn led to an increase in the number of street children, orphans, drug abuse, school dropouts, teenage pregnancies, and early marriages. Unfortunately, there are currently no active community programs in place to address these issues.

In order to combat the dire poverty situation in Namatala slums, Dream House Uganda developed community programs to provide support and resources to the women and younger people living there. These programs should focus on providing access to education, acquiring creative art skills, basic needs, healthcare among others. Additionally, we provide counseling and other forms of support to help those affected by the poverty situation. By creating these programs, the community can work together to reduce the negative consequences of poverty and create a better future for the women and young people living in Namatala slums.

4. Future plans

(a) Short term goals

We are working to collaborate with organizations and professional individuals to strengthen the already implemented programs that focus on providing access to education, creative art training and healthcare, among others. These programs include initiatives such as providing free primary and secondary education, providing access to healthcare services, creating job training and placement programs.

(b) Long term goal

Our long term goal is to build an intergeneration youth creative Centre that will provide a safe environment for the young people in our in Namatala slums, to discover and hone their skills with the help of professional trainers and facilitators. The Centre will have a skate ramp, art and dance studio, library, and computer room. It will also work to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion. This will help the young people in our community to have a space to develop, network, create, and express themselves. We believe that this Centre will help to create a better future for the youth in our community and will help to create a more vibrant and inclusive society.

For more information contact us on:

Email: [email protected]

Facebook: www.facebook.com/DreamHouseUganda

Instagram: @dreamhouseuganda

Fundraising Team

  • Dream House Uganda

Working with marginalized girls and women, the elderly, street children, Orphans, and disabled people of all religions, ethnicities, and tribes.

Working with marginalized girls and women, the elderly, street children, Orphans, and disabled people of all religions, ethnicities, and tribes.

  • Abby Brinkman
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