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Running for street children in Uganda


08 July 2021



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We are the Dwelling Places Half Marathon TEAM: Debs Craig, Jordan Ahmed, Paul Bonnar, Anna Whall, Aileen Roche, Mark Berry, Ruth Lloyd & Linda Bain. Please support us generously - for most of us this is our FIRST half marathon, and we are training hard for it!

We are running the Great Scottish Run Half Marathon for street children in Uganda so they don't have to.

Children are often forced to run to the streets of Kampala due to extreme poverty and hopelessness. Support Dwelling Places as we seek to rescue, rehabilitate, reconcile and resettle children into safe loving homes where they can go to school and have a regular healthy diet.

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Dwelling Places UK

Dwelling Places UK is the Scottish registered charity which exists to support the work of Dwelling Places in Uganda. Our main roles are to raise awareness in the UK of the plight of street children in Uganda and the work of Dwelling Places, to be a financial resource to the objectives of Dwelling Places, and to encourage and equip volunteers from the UK to serve both in Uganda and in the UK. We are based in Glasgow. Dwelling Places is a Christian NGO, based in Kampala, Uganda, dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of of street children, abandoned babies and high risk slum families. Started by Rita Nkemba in 2002, Dwelling Places seeks to work 'until every child has a chest to rest his head on and a place to call home'. Their missions is two-fold: to rescue, rehabilitate, reconcile and resettle street children with their families, and to speak out for children at risk - informing, motivating and equipping communities to promote positive change in Ugandan society.

Registered Charity No.SC039761

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