ASA Social Fund for Hidden Peoples

"NEVER GIVE UP" DOCUMENTARY FOCUSES ON FOUNDER OF HOME FOR CHILDREN FROM SLUM

Medi Bugembe is founder and Director of Great Kings and Queens Children’s Centre, located in Ndejji Uganda. He ran away from home at age 5 because his stepmother treated him cruelly and beat him, and he ended up living as a street child in the Katwe slums near Kampala for 5 years. Victoria Nalongo Namusisi, Director of Bright Kids Uganda, found Medi and rescued him. When he graduated from college he became a teacher and founded a home for children from the Katwe Slums.

Over the years, ASA has helped provide support to Medi and his school in the following ways:

  • Built trenches to prevent the flooding of classrooms
  • Built latrines built after the old ones caved in
  • Through the Maxine Bruhns Fund, helped fund scholarships for 4 children rescued from Katwe Slum
  • Built a new front gate
  • Raised funds for a down payment that will help Medi eventually own the land on which his school now stands.
  • Provided funds to pay the bookkeeper’s salary for 3 years
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