Bryan White and the Bryan White Foundation have officially started the construction of a Criminal Rehabilitation Center in Busunju.
The project which will act as a Rehabilitation Centre, workshop and Demonstration Farm for former Street Criminal Gangs members has kicked off in Busunju Mityana district. Bryan White, the founder of The Bryan White Foundation said this is where he wanted to see his foundation head. “All along I wanted to see my foundation in this direction and I am happy that today we had a groundbreaking ceremony for their entire project,” Bryan said.
The Busunju project will see Bryan White Foundation (BWF) set up a Rehabilitation Centre, Workshop and Demonstration Farm where former members of Street Criminal Gangs who are willing to denounce the practices will undergo rehabilitation then be equipped technical skills of their choices before they are given startup capital to begin a new life.
This Center will be a central point where all the youth from different parts of the country are brought together, transformed and skilled into responsible citizens and then equipped with finances to set up self sustaining business ventures.
Its seated on Bryan White’s 500 acres of land and thus offers a vast space for a large center and can accommodate thousands of people at a time, making it very viable for the project.
The foundation team will be moving from district to district and camp for 3-4 days to pick members of the criminal gangs. They will then be vetted before they are transported to Busunju to start the process. The project will start the exercise with Arua district most likely in February or March.
Already 6000 criminal gang members have signed up for the project as they wish to turn a new chapter of their lives, one that will have them become responsible citizens, parents, children and neighbors.