Students of the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia this week unveiled a Shs. 150 million rehabilitation centre for street children in Kabale.
The structure was constructed in Kahama village in Kitumba Sub County, for Alongside Africa; a nongovernmental organization that rehabilitates children on streets.
George Kwarigaba, the director Alongside Africa says that under his project they are helping 60 former street kids, all of who have been taken back to school.
He said that the new centre is hoped to provide professional rehabilitation services to the increasing number of youngsters gotten off streets, and provide them with vocational skills.
At the handover of the rehabilitation centre by the Slovenia students to Alongside Africa on Monday, Patrick Besigye Keihwa observed that the growing crime rate in Kabale is mostly because of the homeless young people on the streets.
Keihwa said that since the year begun, 14 Juveniles are facing different serious criminal cases ranging from defilement, rape and murder in courts of law.