Fred (13) is an excellent student and came top in his class last year.
Sadly, he lost his his father who was burnt alive in a hut by rebels. His mother has many other children and Fred works hard after school–laying bricks, carrying 20 liter jerry cans of water for people—to raise money to help his overburdened mother.
Ivan’s (12) father was abducted by the rebels, and when he escaped years later, it was so difficult for him to adjust to normal life and reconcile all he’d done during the war, he committed suicide.
Ivan’s mother begs from hut to hut, asking them to let her wash their clothes for a few shillings.
He was top in his class last year and has a lot of academic potential.
Patrick (14) was on the Sudan border with his family. The Sudanese bombed the area, and shot his 3 young sisters. His mother and brother ducked into a hut, while Patrick ran behind a different one. They shot his mother and brother and so he’s now with his grandma, and struggles with flash-backs from time to time, having witnessed such sad happenings to his loved-ones.
Vicky (15) and her sister head a child-headed family with 3 little ones. Their father was a soldier with the Ugandan army, chasing the rebels, but was killed in Sudan 3 years ago. Their mother is in Sudan trying to raise some money for them all, so the older sisters have the full responsibility of caring for the young siblings. She is a very good student.
Katy (14) had her mother and father killed in the Congo, where she’s from. A Ugandan soldier saw her running and screaming and brought her to Gulu and added her to his family, but now he’s passed away with AIDS. She is usually extremely quiet and sad. Please pray for her. She is pictured with teacher Sarah who has a special love for these dear children.