The Yokes of the Street; the Unfolding Reality
Faisal was rescued from the streets of Kampala, close to Watoto - Down Town by a Good Samaritan. His mother died long before she could introduce him to his father and other kinsfolks. After her passing in 2014, Faisal was forced to fend for himself. He had to work on the street for a paltry pay of up to 1,000 Uganda Shillings a day so as to get a meal a day. On a good day, a Good Samaritan would give him handouts. Other nights, he fed on food that was thrown by the taxi operators and other passersby.
One day, while lying in wait, a truck with youthful men carrying scrap passed his way. He immediately grabbed the opportunity to use free transport means from his home town in Mubende to the city. When he got to the city centre, he was left by himself again. He then took on a journeyof shifting from job to job – on different occasions, he ferried food on his back to and from city stalls where he earned a bit of money to take care of lunch.
On the 23rd of September, 2018, Faisal was forwarded to Save Street Children Uganda by Kira Road Police for custody. Faisal enjoys rap music. He sings for EDUCATION and shares messages of hope with other children. Many children like Faisal have been yoked by the streets and street life, to support our work with children, please SUPPORT our work.