Dwelling Places is fortunate enough to have partners who support us throughout the year, through fundraising, donations, sending volunteers or other means.
Dwelling Places UK (DP UK) was established to be a fundraising and advocacy partner dedicated to the work of Dwelling Places Uganda. They raise awareness locally for the plight of Ugandan street children. The two part-time staff members report directly to the DP UK Board. Click here to find out more information about the work of Dwelling Places UK.
LifeChange International is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to transform lives and living conditions of children and adults around the world. 100% of all donations and sponsorship payments given to them are used for their intended purpose and not for the day-to-day operations of LifeChange. LifeChange have been supporting Dwelling Places from the USA for many years. Money they raise for Dwelling Places is used for general projects and education.
Terre des Hommes is a Dutch organisation focusing on child rights, in particular stopping child exploitation. Dwelling Places is part of the Integrated Response to Child Trafficking and Unsafe Migration consortium with special focus on stopping child trafficking and unsafe migration from North Eastern Uganda. This project will run for 3 years, from 2016 - 2018.
Africa Inland Mission - AIM is an evangelical Christian mission agency serving in over 20 African nations. AIM has participated in sending long-term professional missionary volunteers who have contributed greatly to the work of DP.
Dwelling Places currently have 1 AIM missionary serving in Uganda; Kristen Fry.
ICCO (Interchurch Cooperative for Development Cooperation) is a funding agency based in the Netherlands. Dwelling Places is part of the Children At Risk Project that aims to rescue and resettle Karamojong children and their families from Kampala to Karamoja. DP’s main role in the collaboration is providing rescue and rehabilitation services. The project ran for 3 years, 2012 – 2015.
CRANE is a network of Christian organizations working with children at risk in Kampala. DP is part of a 3 year grant (From DFID through VIVA) providing a 6-months creative learning catch-up education for children who dropped out of school for various reasons, in preparation for re-enrolment into mainstream education. Their original main targets were girls ages 9-17 from the communities, but over the year, DP’s target was revised to specifically focus on rescued street children who dropped out of school, both boys and girls; preparing them for re-enrolment into mainstream education after resettlement.
Paperchain was founded in 2013 by 2 volunteers who wanted to support the work of Dwelling Places without promoting dependence. 8 mothers of former street children were mobilized and trained to make paper beads that were exported to UK, marketed, and the profits were sent back to DP to support its work. Find out more about them here.