The Precious Children’s Centre, in Kawempe Division, Kampala, is one of the initiatives that RMF Uganda has most recently begun supporting. The Precious Children’s Centre provides orphans and vulnerable children with rehabilitation and education. RMF considers this a noble work, since it will create a lasting impact on these children’s lives.
Before RMF’s involvement, one of the biggest challenges faced by the Precious Children’s Centre was a shortage of food. Because the children were not well fed, some would run away from the centre and return to the streets. In order keep the children healthy and happy in the Precious Children’s Centre, RMF stepped in with funding to provide food for the children. Since then, school operations have stabilized and the children are growing healthier and can concentrate on their studies.
Founded by Kawempe Division native and OPM officer Robert Baryamwesiga in 2011, the Precious Children’s Centre provides food, shelter, rehabilitation, and primary education to orphans and vulnerable children (OVCs) and former street children. Real Medicine Foundation began supporting the Precious Children’s Centre in 2015, providing funds for nutritious food, which has improved the children’s health and concentration and stabilized operations at the Precious Children’s Centre.