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THE ‘FOODSTEP’ PROJECT

For street children in Uganda

A few times a year, Kampala police raid the Ugandan capital to round up its street children and carry them off on trucks. They are between 2 and 18 years of age. There are a hundred, a hundred and fifty of them to be delivered at Kampiringisa, the children’s prison. However, this is not how the authorities would call the house. They think ‘borstal’ is more appropriate. Children whom no relative comes to pick up, will remain locked up in Kampiringisa until they are eighteen.

When Nathalie and Werner Steurbaut-Seliffet, a Flemish couple, visited Kampiringisa in 2006, they found the children and youths were living in pitiful circumstances. Everything from sanitary facilities till care and educational staff was lacking. ‘Having discovered this prison, I couldn’t believe my eyes’, says Nathalie. ‘Most of them were running naked. One of the first things we did there was to scrape the muck off the floor. Their living area hadn’t been cleaned for twelve years.’ They founded a charity and named it Foodstep. In close consultation with the prison governor, Foodstep volunteers came to give workshops and brought balanced meals along (meat, vegetables… food the children had never seen there before), and there was music and dancing.

Today, Foodstep provides Kampiringisa with food, clothing, workshops, schooling, medical and other care, and has organised the youths in cleaning teams. Moreover, Nathalie and Werner have been successful in freeing sixty-two children from the prison and adopting them. Those children stay in the Foodstep Home and go to school like anyone else. So, they have hopes for their future.

Hotel with restaurant on Lake Victoria

Nathalie Seliffet, who is a culinary stylist and former cookery book writer herself, has set up a catering training for the children: a hotel and catering school that will grow into a real hotel with public restaurant on the shore of Lake Victoria run by former street children.

 

If you invest in that unique spot today...

you will enjoy your holiday there tomorrow!

 

STEP-1:    A plot has been purchased and the plans are drawn.

STEP-2:    With your support, building can start.

 

Children's Prison of Uganda

A picture by Chris Michel / Belgium - 20'50"

Kampiringisa, the ‘children’s prison’ (1)

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< A few times a year, Kampala police raid the city to round up its street children and carry them off on trucks. >

Hotel with restaurant on Lake Victoria (1)

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< The plot has been purchased and the plans are drawn. >

Nathalie Seliffet’s dream

< Nathalie Seliffet, a culinary stylist, is setting up a catering training for Foodstep’s street children and has thus begun realising her dream: a hotel and restaurant on the shore of Lake Victoria run by street children. >

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Telkens ik iets lees over "foodstep" word ik geraakt. Dit project zal er komen. Veel succes

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€ 1.000,00
€ 25,00

Lieve Nathalie en Werner, Wat doen jullie toch ontzettend goed werk. Heel veel succes en ga door! Liefs Ronald en Agnes

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Ik zag destijds zelf een aangrijpende TV reportage over hoe deze kinderen worden opgepakt en in een mensonwaardige toestand worden vastgehouden en overgelaten aan hun lot. Een prachtinitiatief om deze kinderen terug toekomst te geven !! Succes broer met je inzet om dit project te helpen realiseren !

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succes

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€ 40,00

zoals afgesproken

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Veel succes met dit schitterend initiatief.

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€ 50,00

Reasons to invest

This hotel with restaurant run by street children is part of 'Foodstep', a charity that has shown its great energy and efficacy.

Focus points

Foodstep’s founders depend on donations to be able to implement their plans.

Opportunities

An ever-growing number of people in Belgium and the Netherlands are won over to Foodstep for what it has reached in such a short span.

Competitors and threats

Insufficient support. Efficient communication decreasing.

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