Transforming hearts and minds for Christ in Uganda and empowering vulnerable people for a better future!
After years of our non-profit working with street children and sexually exploited women in the slums of Kampala, Transformed for Life continually saw the same push-factors for children and teens running from their biological families to the streets: poverty, trauma, domestic violence, divorce and the lack of an education. We were working with vulnerable people who had been hurt in their homes and then traumatized further by the extreme abuse, violence and exploitation of the streets.
In 2018 we decided to shift our focus from an emergency response of street children to prevention of street children coming to the streets in the first place. We decided to do that through construction of a school where we could provide a high-quality and free education to vulnerable children who would otherwise receive none. We also decided that we would empower the people that love these children more than anyone else- their mothers. We moved our family and ministry to the village in Western Uganda where we now run a school and community empowerment programs for 2,000 families. We are also working to holistically train and empower the entire support network around children in our community- pastors, local leaders, and parents so that children have a supportive community around them. We also work to provide emergency support and ongoing care to children in crisis who have been trafficked, abandoned, orphaned or abused.
Transformed for Life also believes that conservation of the beautiful world around us is of utmost importance. As we are working with substance farmers, we have seen how climate change has had a severe negative impact on their lives. We are working hard to sensitize our communities on the importance of wildlife and trees as well as to do our part to protect wildlife and plant trees.