How Did We Begin?
Frontline started out as a community-based organization with the aim to work with youth in and around Kampala with the mandate to bridge economic, education, and social divides within our society. Street children were identified as the main target group because they are one of the most marginalized groups in Ugandan society- yet they are the future of Uganda.
At the outset of this organization, volunteers met with children on the streets to build relationships, and in 2007 Frontline found a 'home' at Calvary Chapel Church-Kampala, which has served as a drop-in centre. Every Saturday and Sunday volunteers meet, counsel, teach, and refer street boys to other organisations from where they can find help.
We now have four focused ministry programs as a part of Frontline Ministry. You can check them out on our Programs page.
The greatest need of every human is the need for the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ's love and forgiveness. Each gathering includes a time of Bible study and devotion. Second to the need for salvation, the street boys of Uganda need a way to move forward into a future with hopes and dreams. We use our Drop-In centre activities to connect and learn about the boys, hoping to eventually secure for them a life off of the streets, with the help of our partnering organizations.
Do We Work With The Government and Other Organizations?
We seek to be professional, ethical, and Christ-minded in our approach in working with and for street children. There are many laws in Uganda about orphan care and vulnerable children. We are not trying to compete, but compliment what government and other good, like-minded organizations are doing. At our programs, we encourage the boys to return home and finish their studies. Frontline partners with Retrak, Abaana, and other Uganda-based ministries to help secure for the boys a life off of the streets while dedicated to Christ and their future.