Meet the current staff of Covenant Youth Home
Our fearless and committed leadership team! From left to right: Charles Kikutte (Warden), Geoffrey Kyeyune (Shelter Guardian), Edith Nabatanzi (Counselor), Godwin Mbaziira (Tutor), Edward Ssempewo (Executive Director), Doreen Nasige (Nurse), Douglas Asiimwe (Shelter Guardian)
CYH adds fishery and greenhouse with grant from UN Women’s Guild of Vienna
With aide from UNWGV, which was geared to improving the infrastructure of our facilities and bolstering nutritional sustainability, we have built a permanent pond for fishery and a greenhouse for vegetables in the CYH compound, in addition to plumbing and painting upgrades.
CYH meets the challenges of COVID-19, and exceeds goals for 2020
2020 has been a challenges for all of us, and with the pandemic leading to increased numbers of children trying to survive on the streets, CYH nearly doubled its in-house capacity (caring for up to 23 boys concurrently, from 15). In the past year, CYH has helped 230 boys and 9 girls get
CYH hanging tough during COVID-19 lockdown
Thankfully Uganda has so far managed very well to contain the pandemic, and CYH is following national guidelines to protect the boys and our staff. Pictured here are activities that are part of planned daily schedules during the stay-at-home orders, as well as a picture of food provided to CYH by the government. We pray
CYH wins United Nations grant to limit human trafficking
We are happy to announce that CYH and its parent organization, Rescue Mission for Street Life, has been awarded 1 of 10 grants by the United Nations Trust Fund for Victims of Human Trafficking. 78 applications were received from 27 countries. We are honored to receive this award for this very important cause, as children
CYH protects against COVID19
As every nation around the world has been impacted by the pandemic, so to has Uganda, and thus of course CYH. Uganda quickly locked down the nation 3 weeks ago and took aggressive action to limit the spread of the disease. So far it has experienced <60 confirmed cases. Prior to the lockdown, CYH prepared
Chess champ at CYH! Breaking misconceptions of street kids
CYH is proud to tell the story of one of it's boys, 17 year old Swaleh, who just last month competed in the prestigious African School Chess Championships (ASCC) in Kampala. For the past 9 months, Mukalazi John Vianney, an attorney and chess coach, has been providing free lessons to the boys at CYH, resulting
CYH boys (we got talent!)– the new “Kids on the Block” ;)
With the ever talented Ricque leading our talent/trade/skill acquisition program, you never know where things may lead :)
check this video out!
Further progress at CYH: New enrollees!
Until recently, CYH has focused on stabilizing its funding, staff and programs. Over the past 6-9 months we have transitioned to growing our programs and escalating the pace of family reunification and bringing new boys off the streets and into our programs. In the just past 3 months we have reunified 3 boys with their