Jackie, the Young Sponsor

Jackie, the Young Sponsor

Jackie is only 21 years old and is already a mother of 2 children, ages 4 and 5. When she got married at the age of 15 she lost all hope of continuing her education. She quit school upon completing only primary class 7. By the time she was 17, she had become a mother...
Ensuring a Bright Future for Pregnant Teens

Ensuring a Bright Future for Pregnant Teens

Sidonia Evasio is 19 years-old and lives in the South Sudan. She hails from Western Equatoria State, a largely agricultural region, which, like the rest of country, faces many challenges following the country’s independence in 2011. As a proud student at Namaiku...
From a Wheelbarrow to a Wheelchair

From a Wheelbarrow to a Wheelchair

Achuka Simon lost the use of his legs from polio as an infant, but he never lost his determination and spirit. As a Primary Five student at Acherer Primary School in North Eastern Uganda, Achuka lives approximately 40 minutes from his school, a distance hard enough...
Girls’ Summer Camps

Girls’ Summer Camps

More than half of children missing out on school live in sub-Saharan Africa (UNESCO 2013). Most of those children are girls. A good example of this lack of gender balance is the case of pastoralist communities in Kenya, where girls are negatively affected by...