Branches of life International (BOLI)
P.O BOX 22368, Hoima Road, Mende Road, Musisi Nsekwa Village Hill Opp Mende Sub-County Offices
Contact person: Charles Kalunda
- Aid organization
- Educational policy/project
- Social policy/disabled persons
- Volunteers are welcome.
Branches of life International (BOLI), founded in 2008, is a Non-Profit Organization offering a drop-in facility for children / youths aged 4-18 who have been street children, orphans, branded as witches, abused, & provides them with shelter, food, clothing, healthcare, counseling, non-formal education, and vocational training.
It also monitors child rights and reports violations to the police, and offers family tracing services, as well as financial assistance and training in income generation to reunited families.
BOLI's work also includes raising awareness of these issues within the community. It continually engages traditional rulers, government departments, the police and the judiciary through various means, and monitors the implementation of the Child Rights Act.
To initiate and establish a community based development project that will foster and promote the welfare of people.
Establish a community based development project to foster and promote the welfare of people especially street children, HIV/AIDS orphans, youth and the elderly, through provision of basic needs in life, such as housing, education, vocational training, nutrition and access to health care.
• To provide basic support need to children like food, shelter, Education, counseling and guidance, health to specifically victimized street children, orphans and those in poverty.
• To provide volunteer opportunities with safe, responsible and highly affordable volunteer programs all over Uganda.
• To strengthen Young people’s collective and individual capacity in responding to their social economic challenges.
• To inspire people of Uganda to live a life of faith and believe all things are possible with God.
• To add concerted efforts against HIV-AIDS and other pandemic through encouraging and inspiring behavior change among the youth
• To organize sensitization, mobilization and empowerment workshops and other activities in support for development of children and youth protection in our communities.
• To set up income generating project for youths and children from impoverished communities
• To provide early child hood education for children and technical skill trainings for youths who are not able to acquire support in education.
• To work hand in hand with government, local community leaders and other NGO’S in undertaking and implementing development initiatives for children and youth in Uganda.
What we do:
• Children development and support: Under this programme, the organization has managed to lobby for the children sponsorship and currently all the children in different families do have sponsorship to schools and all are not going to school including those girls and boys who live with their guardians and foster families in the neighboring community. To execute this activity very well, volunteers mainly from Canada and Finland have donated scholastic materials to the children rendering the program to be effectively and efficiently run.
• Youth employability skills training: Later during 2012 the organization managed to renovate the new offices in Wakiso District located at Hoima Road, Opposite Holy Farm Hotel now and the organization has managed to fundraise money to organize different HIV/AIDS screening,youth seminars and workshops with themes of empowering youths and environmental conservations, this about encouraging them to do farming, vocational education, tree planting and group discussions.
• Medical outreaches & Health camps: HIV/AIDS and malaria are major killers throughout Africa - and Uganda is no exception. An estimated 110,000 children are living with HIV/AIDS and over a million children have been orphaned due to AIDS/HIV in Uganda. (UNAIDS/WHO 2006 report on the global AIDS epidemic), so COHO Uganda carries out HIV/AIDS awareness campaigns reaching thousands of children every year.
Charles Kalunda is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Branches of life International (BOLI).
For other net participants we can offer an expert guidance through trained staff, give an expert opinion, procure expert information and establish new contacts in the field of our work.