Dwelling Places operates a comprehensive shelter to rescue, rehabilitate, reconcile, and resettle street children, abandoned babies, and high-risk slum families. Central to this model, the Transitional Rehabilitation Home includes both a boys' and a girls' home that each support up to 50 children at a time. At the Transitional Rehabilitation Home children attend Dwelling Places' Interim School, which provides accelerated education to ensure students are equipped with the necessary skills to successfully transition into the mainstream school system. This targeted remedial education program emphasizes basic education to ensure that every child at the home is able to read and write.
Beyond basic education, the program emphasizes non-cognitive skills including problem solving, manners, discipline, social and listening skills. Additionally, Dwelling Places identifies educational gaps for children struggling academically. Based on their demonstrated needs, these students then work with teachers at the Interim School to complete individualized learning plans and rejoin their peers.
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CEI approaches in actionStudent supportDeliveryStudent supportSchool supportEthics & Values/ReligionMath/numeracyLiteracy21st century skills (soft skills)
Model details2002Not-for-profitComprehensive curriculumEthics & Values/ReligionMath/numeracyLiteracy21st century skills (soft skills)ActiveLong-term projectScholarships1,000
BeneficiariesDisplaced individualsOut-of-school childrenOrphans and vulnerable children
Dwelling Places identifies vulnerable children through community outreach programs.
In 10 years over 925 children have gone through the Dwelling Places program.October, 2012
In the future, Dwelling Places aims to reach and support more families and street children in Uganda. By 2014, the program also intends to successfully target youth age 18 and over through the expansion of its Young Rebuilders Program.
Monitoring & EvaluationYes
The program is in the process of developing a new monitoring and evaluation strategy to be launched in June 2013 that will include forums for teachers, trainers and students to provide feedback, and improvements in service delivery.Internal assessment performanceUser satisfactionAbility to reach the poorStudent retentionIncreased enrollmentNo