Since its inception in 2006 Mbeleni has implemented a Scholars program that has extended
support to 80 students in primary and secondary schools across Uganda. Some of these scholars
have since finished different levels of education and are living their lives. This programme was
financially supported by donations from committed individuals in the United States and Canada
under the mobilization of one of the founders Professor. Sarah Dryden Peterson of Harvard
University.Mbeleni initiated the implementation of the Safe Play Initiative for Children and Youth Project
(SPICY) in Katale Busawuula village, Kyengera Town Council in Wakiso District in 2020-2021.
The project aimed at organizing and providing psychosocial support to the children and youth
while at play during their long stay at home as a result of COVID 19 Lock down and its effects, that led to the closure of schools for close to two years.
The project looked at the children and
youth health, social and physical safety, their leadership at the self-created pitches and who is
accountable while there. We reached out to 50 direct beneficiaries, 35 were children, 15 youth
and 5 girls. All the girls were children This was a pilot project that portrayed a need for
organizational and psycho-social support for the children and Youth. We are continuing to
mobilize resources with hope to continue with this project in future given that children and youth
got used to their game and social networks, a routine that they may likely keep when they are
back from school for holidays. The soft skills we passed on will still be relevant in this post
Mbeleni implemented the leadership project to promote the well-being of refugee women, young
girls and host communities through leadership skills building to enable them rebuild their lives
and their families. This mentorship project was tailored to change the mind-set that women are
not good in leadership. 20 women were reached out directly with a multiplier effect reaching
more women in the community.
Mbeleni believes in movement building, collaboration, networking and capacity building.
Mbeleni has worked on partnering with like-mind organizations for purposes of collaboration in
activities that are in line with our objectives. We cherish participatory approaches to strengthen
actions that are geared towards securing the wellbeing of vulnerable communities and bring
sustainable and transformational change.