Kampala — CHANTS and singing engulfed Kisenyi Social centre when over 800 street children, including karimojongs, celebrated Christmas.
The children received food, drinks and clothing.
Maureen Mwagale, who organised the party under KAANA, a charity organisation, said the party was held to ensure that children on the streets felt a sense of belonging.
"This party is aimed at making the street children and the Karimojongs, who may not have food and clothes, feel loved and cared for," she said.
She said Christians of St. Andrews Church in the United Kingdom, in conjunction with Salabed International, donated over 700kg of clothes. Pepsi Cola and Ripples provided the drinks.
Others sponsors included the Vision Group of Companies and Intelligent Performances, which provided entertainment.
Worldwide Logistics helped with the transportation of the food. Mwagale thanked her mother, Margaret Mabwa, who cooked the food.
She also acknowledged non-governmental organisations that helped.
She said there was need for a conserted effort from the Government and communities to get rid of street children.