Hajarah (11) and Esther (18) are both sponsored by CCA. They have recently been treated at St. Benedict eye hospital in Tororo.
Anna lost both her parents at a young age, before she started primary school. Anna has no brothers and sisters and grew up with only her grandmother. She went to primary school and managed to score 25 points on the final test. A good score for a girl in her situation. Teachers describe her as active and motivated.
In collaboration with local partners, CCA has already been able to provide assistance to 35 children with disabilities in CoRSU hospital. And the group of children continues to grow. Last week, another 5 mothers with children with cleft lip and palate arrived at our center in Kaabong.
The Karamoja region was the battleground between different tribes for many years. The struggle for land and livestock still regularly causes casualties, even after the disarmament in 2009. Last weekend, an innocent 13-year-old boy was shot. Isaac is an orphan and was working in someone’s shop at the time of the shooting. He was hit in the upper arm and luckily survived this incident. He was taken to hospital in Kaabong by his aunt. There the boy told his story to our social worker Judith. CCA immediately took action.
Moses is a sweet and thoughtful boy of 17 years old. He is the eleventh and last child of his mother, who worked for many years as a teacher at a primary school in Kenya. Moses was born with a disability. But his disability has never stopped him from wanting to participate in everything and working hard in school. Moses is driven and gets very good grades.