CROSO is dedicated to making possible the transformation of Ugandan communities by providing post-secondary education scholarships to former street children in Uganda.
Started in 2007, CROSO was created to meet the needs of former street children in Uganda who had been accepted into post-secondary institutions, but lacked funding to enroll. CROSO initially sponsored one college student and has since grown to our current status of supporting 16 Scholars in college and we have seen an additional 16 CROSO Scholars already graduate.
CROSO provides post-secondary scholarships to former street children in Uganda. Because our Scholars are all former street children, our scholarships cover more than tuition. We also provide housing, food, supplies, transportation and a laptop for each Scholar. We also pair each Scholar with a Liaison (mentor) who communicates monthly. CROSO is based in the Chicago-land area, but welcomes remote participation on several of our committees.