How we work

When a child arrives at our home it immediately receives first aid and shelter. Physical, psychological and any other necessary examinations are carried out by a doctor or a nurse . During the first 48 hours the child is constantly monitored. We immediately start investigating the background of the child. This is done in close collaboration with the Ugandan probation office and any other involved parties.

“We believe that every child has the right to grow up in a family.”

A plan is made for each child tailored to their special needs. The ultimate goal is to place the child with a suitable family as quickly as possible.

There are several options open to us. Sometimes, a child can be reunited with its biological parents or family. Nafasi Welfare Centre provides practical and financial support in such cases. If this isn’t possible, Nafasi Welfare Centre searches for foster or adoption parents in Uganda.

“We dare to take up the challenge of finding a home for every child as quickly as possible.”

Nafasi Welfare Centre is pleased and grateful for the good cooperation extended by the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development and the probation officers. Together with them we work on our mission to provide a safe home for children aged 0 – 5 years.

Dare to care

Nafasi’s ‘dare to care’ model is the basis of our collaboration with all partners who are dedicated to caring for children who are urgently in need of it. Nafasi Welfare Centre believes in shared responsibility: parents, family and organisations have to work together in order to find and provide the right solutions in spite of the difficult circumstances. This means that the number of children staying in Nafasi Welfare Centre constantly changes, as each child stays for a short period of time.