Dalton was the first boy to be sponsored through Care for Uganda. He was 12 years old.
Dalton has two older sisters and a younger brother. His father died when he was quite young.
Dalton has taken seriously his role as man of the house. He has always worked hard throughout primary and secondary school. He achieved good A-level results and it was this that prompted his sponsors to help him to go to university.
Dalton studied hard and gained an engineering degree at Makerere university in Kampala. He is now working as an engineer.
Dalton wrote to thank Care for Uganda for their love and support. He wants to give something back to Care for Uganda and, when time permits, assists with various projects.
Nicholas was the second boy to be sponsored. He was taken on at the same time as Dalton. He was also 12 years old.
Nicholas was a very intelligent boy who was extremely helpful. Unfortunately he never quite applied himself to his studies but just about managed to achieve A-levels. We could see potential in Nicholas so Care for Uganda offered him the position of assistant welfare officer.
Nicholas badly wanted to go to university and his relatives managed to scrape enough money together to make this possible. After completing his studies Nicholas secured a position with a development Non Government Organisation (NGO) working in water filtration. Nicholas and Joshua (another former sponsored child) have now taken over the running of this NGO.
John has cerebral palsy. Often in Uganda if a child has a disability, at some point, they are abandoned by their parents. Sadly this happened to John when he was 12.
When I first met John he was being looked after by different members of a church. Most of these people were poor themselves and could only afford to look after John for one or two weeks at a time. He was moved around from pillar to post.
Sponsorship meant that John was able to attend school. We took him to live in our small orphanage.
Although John had obvious difficulties he worked hard and was able to achieve O-levels.
John then came to work for Care for Uganda as site supervisor at Bbowa. After a year or so John asked if we would mind if he returned to Kampala to try to find work.
So John returned to Kampala, he has a friend who is a hairdresser who allows John to sleep in his shop once it is closed.
John has had a couple of cleaning jobs and currently has a job in a factory.
“For sure, Care for Uganda made our lives so different. When I lost my parents I thought it was the end of the world but life does not end. God sends people like you to come and help us. I now need to help others to get a good education like me”
Godfrey started on the programme when he was 14. He attended various schools ending up for his O-levels at Mityana High School where he became Head-boy. He passed 10 O-levels.
Attended Masaca Blessed Sacrament school for his A-levels where he achieved 4 passes. Godfrey went on to Makerere University with support from Care for Uganda and his family. He graduated in January 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts (Ed).
Godfrey secured a post teaching O-level and A-level History and RE at Universal High School.
Fred started on the programme when he was 10. He attended various schools ending up with 10 O-levels. He achieved 5 passes at A-level.
Fred worked for two years as Field Officer for Care for Uganda. He currently works for another NGO, called ‘Smile’, working with children in Mukono.
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