#Gulu board chair and accountant with the family of a SCCY to mediate for his return home #GULU BOARD CHAIR AND ACCOUNTANT WITH THE FAMILY OF A SCCY TO MEDIATE FOR HIS RETURN HOME #Gulu coordinator with the Aswa River Region Police PRO during a webinar to discuss street children and covid19 #GULU COORDINATOR WITH THE ASWA RIVER REGION POLICE PRO DURING A WEBINAR TO DISCUSS STREET CHILDREN AND COVID19 #Project staff handing scholastic materials to a pupil during schools sensitisation #GULU STAFF HANDING SCHOLASTIC MATERIALS TO A PUPIL DURING SCHOOLS SENSITISATION Youths learning how to build walls during a bricklaying and concrete practice class YOUTHS LEARNING HOW TO BUILD WALLS DURING A BRICKLAYING AND CONCRETE PRACTICE CLASS

Our Mission  

 

To empower children and youth who live or work on the streets to become productive citizens

Our Vision  

 

We envision a society where no child has to depend on the streets to survive. We believe street life is no life for a child.

Our Core Values  

 

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Latest Stories

How the streets became my home.

I do not know where my father is and I was told that my mother remarried elsewhere, so at home, it was just me and my grandmother for a while, but she also passed on. I started living on the streets after she passed on because nobody cared for me like she did when she was alive. I [...]

How I struggle to make ends meet.

In 2016, I dropped out of school when I was in Senior three studying at Lugazi High School because I couldn’t keep up with paying my school fees anymore. My mother who was the only parent taking care of me and my siblings passed on in 2013 and that is when my trouble started. To be able to […]

Hunger chased me from home

One day I was very hungry and I went to a friend’s home and ate from there thereafter I stayed for two days before returning to our home. When I returned home, my elder brothers told me to go back to where I was for the past two days. They pointed for me the road and told me […]

Who We Are

Hashtag Gulu is a community-based organisation (CBO) that cares for children and youths who live and work on the streets. Our work focuses on rehabilitation, reformation and reintegration. We envision a community where everyone is responsible for each other’s well-being and contributes to its transformation by getting involved in creating an inclusive and peaceful society.

Our Work

psycho-social support

Psycho-Social Support

 

The LRA insurgency saw most people leaving their homes and migrating to towns for fear of losing their lives. We work with such a child to overcome the trauma and rebuild their lives.

life skills empowerment

Life Skills Empowerment

 

We empower them with life and employable skills as well as mentorship to prepare them for re-entry into the community and to enjoy a better and improved livelihood

Re-integration

Re-Integration

 

Most children end up in the street due to a variety of both pull and push factors ranging from poverty, war, lack of care from home, death of parents…

Advocacy for Changed Systems and Mindsets

 

The LRA insurgency saw most people leaving their homes and migrating to towns for fear of losing their lives. We work with such a child to overcome the trauma and rebuild their lives.

Health

 

We empower them with life and employable skills as well as mentorship to prepare them for re-entry into the community and to enjoy a better and improved livelihood

Art and Therapy

 

Most children end up in the street due to a variety of both pull and push factors ranging from poverty, war, lack of care from home, death of parents…

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Hashtag Gulu supporters are making their community a better place. Because of the actions of individuals, lives have been changed, unfair and violent treatment have been challenged, voices have been heard, and families have been reunited. Your actions make a difference.

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