FAMILY CARE UGANDA
Getting to Know a
Few More of Our
17 March 2014
Ocen (right) is our top boy academically. He’s so very bright, enthusiastic and friendly. He’s a real fighter as he never knew who his daddy was, and his mother, who has many children, simply can’t cope with caring for him. The big thing about Ocen is that he has sickle-cell anemia. He’s amazingly healthy so far, and we are committed to helping him get the care he needs, because without extra care, he’s destined to die early. We really want to stick with him.
Ochaka (right) is studying in P6 and is a very bright student. His parents were assumed killed during the war as he’s never known them and the guardians haven’t seen them his whole life. He’s 14 now and is a very promising student.
Anesta (right) is a real success story in terms of the girl child’s opportunity. In our area the drop out rate for young girls is heartbreakingly high. Anesta had already been pushed to leave school and hadn’t studied for over a year when our school built in the area. She was so determined, she came early and just sat and begged, then once we accepted her, she came and begged with 3 of her fellow girl students who’d also been pushed to leave their studies at a young age. She and we are so happy we accepted them as she’s one of our top students, as are her 3 good friends!
Lucky (right) is one of the friends Anesta brought to join us. Her father has 5 wives, and she was abandoned–just helping with babies and farming to bring in money, even though she really wanted to continue her learning. She’s doing very well and is a very bright student.