“We wish that the voices of these children will be heard by all, as clearly as we have heard them. Let us not talk, let us act!”
Monika Koczi | Founder Stream of Life
Four socially engaged friends who have created a professional aid organization from a personal cause: Monika Koczi (Project Management and Entrepreneur in the IT sector), Sigrid Reymaier (Working in Telecommunications), Marco Villard (Artist) and Stephanie Langer (Photographer).
Monika went to Uganda in the summer of 2017 with the aim of completing a school build. The result was much more. The trip caused such inspiration that the Organization “Stream of Life” was founded. With the goal to help children in the slums of Kampala directly on sight, sustainably.
Our vision is to give hope to the Country and the people, that live locally, and to invest sustainably in the environment, education and training our overall principle is help for self-help.
Afrinena Orphanage – Afrinena Gospel Choir
Frank Mwesigwa is a music teacher and director of the Afrinena Children’s Voices Gospel Choir. He teaches children in the slum to sing and dance. In addition, Frank is a dedicated founder of the Afrinena orphanage, where over 50 children have now found a home.
With our help, food, schooling and medical care are ensured and the living situation is constantly improving.
Newday Academy – kindergarten and school center
Our project partner Joshua Magezi implemented the construction of the Newday kindergarten with his own resources. Together with him, we would now like to build a school center for the sustainable education of needy children.
Joshua already has a lot of experience in setting up and running schools. Stream of Life supports him entrepreneurially, as well as with donations.
Bugaba Island Kids – a home for orphans
Emily Nalukwago realized early on that the number of parentless and homeless children in the Ssese Islands is growing steadily. She has created a home for orphans from her own resources on Bugaba.
We want to help Emily develop the orphanage and to ensure the primary care, education and medical care of the children.
The Children of Bowa – education and health care
Only 30 km from Kampala is Bowa, accessible via narrow paths. There is water from the well but no electricity. Doctors and schools are far away. The inhabitants are mainly subsistence farmers.
We want to support the families in Bowa so that the children can attend school and secure their future.
Rafiki – Defining Destiny
The project Rafiki focuses on the empowerment and support of women. Through individual self-help projects, mainly in the Mpigi region, women and their families are to benefit from targeted help.
First measures included investments in various sales stands that are now run by the families and a workshop on the subject of soap production. Further workshops on health and hygiene are planned.
“The people of Uganda have impressed me deeply. The children exude a gratefulness, which I have never felt before.”
Sigrid Reymaier | Sponsorship Manager
What we do:
Give perspective for parentless children in Uganda. By providing them with shelter, education and training.
What we need:
Firefly Uganda – our cooperation partner
Andrew Smith is the managing director and co-founder of Firefly Uganda and a local cooperation partner of Stream of Life. Andrew implements community, environmental, health and education projects locally. He and his team on site work tirelessly to implement solutions that work at the highest level.