Hi, my name is Musa, I was raised by a single mom under very challenging circumstances. For a year at the age of 13, my mom could no longer raise school fees and me and my older sister dropped out of school. I resorted to vending fruits at a local market only to be given a second chance to educatiopn by a total stranger! I know too well the pain of seeing other kids go to school when you can't. Today I live an independent and relatively descent life for Ugandan standards thanks to that second chance and would like to bring the same Joy to as many less fortunate kids and young adults in my community and beyond. Of particular interest are school dropouts that for reasons ranging from poverty to abuse have been forced out of school and driven to the margins of society. With no skills, they are more likely to live a very miserable life, more likely get pregnant at every young age, contract HIV/AIDS, engage in prostitution, drug abuse and crime. A program that Skills these school dropouts and reintergreting those still fit back into the formal education system helps them live sustainable lives.To do this, I founded Nest of Joy, a community based organization and embarked on building a skills center where free skills like brick laying, hair styling, tailoring, modern farming practices, craft making among others are provided to school dropouts for a period of six months and those found to be fit for mainstream education will be reintegrated back when the program is expanded to include a primary and secondary section on the remaining vacant land.
The organization requires your helping hand in completing and equipping the skills center. Volunteers with capacity in construction are highly needed and welcome to work with us to realize this project, other technical assistance particularly in technical and vocational training is also welcome.
We also encourage direct financial support to meet the missing material requirements and we appreciate that there is no amount too little to make an impact.
More about us can be found at www.nestofjoy.org
You can also follow us in Facebook https://www.facebook.com/nestofjoyug/