Global Activism: Scholarships for Street Children in Uganda

July 31, 2008

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It's Thursday and time for our Global Activism series. Each Thursday we hear about an individual who's decided to work to make the world a better place.

The Child Restoration Outreach project works with street children in three locations in central Uganda.  Since its founding in 1992, they've helped provide 3,700 children with education, medical attention, and shelter. 

While CRO has been very successful at providing children primary and secondary education, street children still have almost no chance of going to college.

That's where the Child Restoration Outreach Support Organization comes in.  They provide university scholarships to students who have gone through CRO's program.

Molly Heineman is a recent college graduate and Founder of Child Restoration Outreach Support Organization (CROSO).

And she explains more about where the idea for CROSO came from…