Age: 11 Birthday: June 22, 2005 Grade: Primary, Level 4 Pauline (“Polly”) came to Awinjo House on January 27th, 2014. She has a mother and a father in poor condition, four siblings, and their family has taken in four additional orphans. They could not feed all of them adequately or pay school fees in a good school, so Polly and her sister Sheila Angel have come to live at Awinjo House. Also, we have hired Polly’s mother (Mama Leah) as the cook for Awinjo House to increase the family’s income.read more..
Age: 16 Birthday: August 16, 2001 Grade: Secondary, Level 1 Tabisa Cukcbiri is 16, and came to live at Awinjo House on July 23, 2016. Tabisa’s parents are extremely poor and sent her to live with her aunt, who is also the wife of the local witch doctor in Tororo. Tabisa was seriously abused by this new family and has come to us with significant emotional wounds.read more..
We officially arrived to our new home in Tororo on June 27th! It was such a relief to finally make it to Awinjo House after 20 hours of flying, 6 hours of driving, sleeping in 2 guests houses, and 3 total days of travel. Traveling with 5 children was just as difficult as you would…read more..