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M-Lisada Children’s Home

5% of each sale at The Linen Trove will go to this extremely deserving home for street children in Kampala, Uganda.

Many of the children who find themselves living on the streets of Kampala have experienced cruel and barbaric treatment by relatives, or the environment in which they lived. Seeking a “better life” on the streets is sadly equally dangerous.

In 1996, Segawa Bosco was a 12 year old orphan living on the streets with his three younger sisters. One day he saw school children playing brass band music. He asked their teachers to teach him music too. They said no, but he persevered visiting the school everyday until they relented, agreeing to teach Bosco and his friends on weekends and holidays.

Within a few months Bosco and his friends were able to play instruments well enough to support themselves. They found a sponsor to pay for the rent of two rooms so they were able to store their instruments and sleep safely in relative comfort. Wanting to improve the life of other street children, the boys opened their rooms. This was the start of M-Lisada Children’s Home. M-Lisada Music, Life skills and Destitution Alleviation.

During my three years in Uganda I jumped at the opportunity to volunteer at the Home, teaching English three mornings a week to children who hadn’t secured sponsorship for schooling. I formed great friendships and will always hold dear my time at the Home. M-Lisada has come a long way since their humble beginnings helping several hundred children escape subjection, but they still need support. The Home is overcrowded with children sharing single beds and meals are meagre.

 

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If you would like to donate directly to the M-Lisada charity, you can do so from the shop, where 100% of the donation will go to the children’s home.

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