The Children

The Girls

Nancy

This is Nancy, aged 5. Nancy’s parents died of HIV/AIDS and left her and her three siblings (Amiro, Prosy & Innocent) in the care of a paternal aunt who was elderly and disabled. We decided to support them since their aunt was not able to provide them with food, clothing, medication and educational support. Nancy would like to be a doctor.

Ajalo Peace

Peace is seven years old. After her father died of HIV/AIDS, her mother did sewing and peasant farming to raise money to support them. After her father’s death, Peace’s paternal uncle had been helping with the cost of her education but the burden was too much on him. He has six children of his own to support and orphaned nieces and nephews who were left behind by his other late brothers. He did not have money to keep Peace and the other children in school because he lost his job. In June 2015, Peace’s mother passed away. Peace lives at the orphanage now. She is a very friendly child and loves to go to school.

Akello Prosy

This is 13 year-old, Akello Prosy. Both of her parents died of AIDS. After their deaths, she was passed on from relative to relative, neglected and tortured until she reached our home. Prosy loves going to school, singing and dancing traditional African dance. She has overcome the terrible trauma of her early life and she is happy. In the future, she would like to be one of the staff working with the children at The Future Is Now Uganda Orphanage and she also wants to become a doctor. She is a very hard working young girl who loves to learn. She love traditional African dance and is one of our best dancers.

Caroline

Caroline is 10 years old. Both of her parents were killed in the war when she was very young. She was often hungry and used to eat food from the rubbish pits. She has suffered from being homeless because of exposure and the intense rains we have during the rainy season. Caroline has no memory of her family. Caroline wants to become our home nurse.

Aerowang Prisca

Prisca is five years old. She lost both of her parents to AIDS. After the death of her parents, her aunt took responsibility of Prisca and her brother, Jerat. After their aunt passed away, Prisca and Jerat were left with no one to support them. Their community leaders came to us seeking help, and we were able to adopt them.

Sundra

Sundra is four years old. Her mother was raped one night by an unknown man when she was 14 and was left pregnant. Sundra and her mother were living with her grandmother who did not have the means to support them. Sundra and her mother now live at our home. Her mother currently cooks for the children.

Harriet

This is 13 year-old, Harriet. Both of her parents were killed by rebels. She says that during the fighting, her father was abducted by a group of rebels and her mother was left lying dead in their compound. She was left alone to look after her younger siblings. They watched as their mother’s body rotted. They could not bury her because they didn’t know how to. One night while they slept, she woke up and found her two brothers were missing. She was brought to our orphanage by her community leaders. Harriet likes traditional African dancing such as Bwola, Lakubukubu, Ajere, and Larakaraka dancing among others. Harriet loves school and is very hard working.

Grace

Grace is 15 years old and the oldest girl at the orphanage. She and her brother, Nicholas, both live with us. Grace does a lot of cooking and cleaning at the orphanage and is very hard-working. After their parents died, Nicholas and Grace stayed with their grandmother who is elderly and can’t afford to support her grandchildren with school fees and other necessities to enable them to go on with their studies as she is unable to work. Their grandmother was led by their church leader to seek support from us. Grace would like to become a teacher and complete a tailoring course so that she can teach the other children to sew and make their clothing.

Janet

Janet is 13 years old. Both of her parents were killed during the civil war. Janet says that after her parents went missing, she lived on the street for a long time. She would look for food in rubbish pits and sleep on verandas. She was one of the common street kids who suffer due to rough conditions and loneliness. We chose to help her. Currently, Janet is living happily at the orphanage with other children. Janet would like to become a teacher.

Sonia

Sonia is eight years old. Her father died of AIDS. Her mother worked at our orphanage for three years before she also died from AIDS. Because Sonia had no other family or anywhere else to go, she lives at the orphanage.

Daphine

This is Daphine. She, like many of the children, was the first born of a set of twins. Both of her parents died of AIDS, leaving Daphine and her sister, Flavia, in the care of their grandmother. Their grandmother faced a lot of difficulties in raising them. She was one of the widows in our care. After she died from TB, we had to rescue these innocent children.

Akello Flavia

Flavia is seven years old. Both of Flavia’s parents died of AIDS, leaving Flavia and her sister, Daphine, in the care of their grandmother. Their grandmother faced a lot of difficulties in raising them. She was one of the widows under our care. After she died of TB, we had to rescue these innocent children. Flavia would like to become a teacher.

Scovia

Scovia is seven years old. Her parents died of AIDS. Scovia and her sister, Akello Peace, had no one to look after them. Now, Scovia and Peace are living at our home with the other children. She loves going to school but she has no one to support her education.

Akello Peace

When Peace’s parents died of AIDS. she and her sister, Scovia, had no one to look after them. Now, they are living at our home with the other children.

Dokus

Dokus is seven years old. After her parents died, she and her other nine siblings were left in the care of her grandmother. Dokus’s grandmother is a casual laborer who does gardening but the money she receives is so little that she cannot afford to pay for her grandchildren’s school fees or provide for them. Her grandmother came to our office with their church leaders asking for any help for Dokus and we are now taking care of her.

Aber Prossy

Prossy’s Acholi name Aber means beautiful and good.

Maria

Dorthy

Priska

Sarfic

Sarfic is eight years old. He is the first child who came to Denis (our founder) when Denis, an orphan, was starving, hopeless and living on the streets with nothing. Sarfic was 7 months old and was also an orphan being raised by his grandmother. She was dying from being trampled in a revolt. She was going to be euthanized because her injuries were too extensive for her to recover. She begged the doctors to euthanize Sarfic to keep him from suffering after her imminent death. The doctors would not euthanize Sarfic but they wouldn’t care for him either which would mean that he would die anyway. She begged Denis to take him.

Edmund

Edmund is a very sweet and friendly child. He is our best English speaker.

Nelson

When six year-old Nelson’s parents died of AIDS, he and his siblings were left with their grandparents. Unfortunately, his grandparents are extremely poor and not able to pay for his education so he is now living at our home. Nelson would like to become a teacher or policeman. He likes to listen to music.

Jordan

Jordan is nine years old. Both of his parents were killed by the rebels when Jordan was very young. After the death of his parents, he lived with his grandmother. Sadly, she died of malaria two years ago. Jordan was brought to us by one of his family’s church leaders.

Jordan is a hardworking boy and very intelligent. He likes pumping and carrying water from the water well. He wants to become a doctor.

Ivan

Ivan is six years old. His father fell from the roof of their house and died from his injuries. Ivan’s mother cooked and sold fish to provide for them. His mother died from AIDS. Ivan likes to work hard at school.

Isaacs

Isaacs is five years old. He lost both of his parents to AIDS. After their deaths, his maternal aunt took him in. She has two children of her own children plus another three dependents. She has never received any support from Isaacs’ paternal relatives. His aunt is a peasant farmer whose income is too low to support Isaacs and her children. She came to us for help. We didn’t have enough room to adopt her children but we were able to help Isaacs. He is a very friendly child.

Jerat

Jerat is eight years old. He lost both of his parents to AIDS. After the death of his parents, his paternal aunt took responsibility of him and his sister, Prisca. After her death, Jerat and Prisca were left with no one to support them. Their community leaders came to us seeking help and we were able to adopt them.

Oppiyo Isaac

Oppiyo Isaac is six years old. After his parents died of AIDS, Isaac was left with a relative who was very poor and unable to look after him. She brought him to live with us.

Onen Jerat

Onen Jerat is six years old. He lost both of his parents in a car accident. After they died, he was cared for by a friend of his mother. She was not able to look after Jerat and brought him to us.

Philip

Philip is sixteen years old and the oldest boy at the orphanage. Both of his parents died of AIDS, leaving him in the care of his poor and sickly grandmother. His grandmother requested that we adopt him. When he came to us, Phillip was often hungry and had severe skin problems on his head.

Philip is our best dancer and drummer. He knows how to play many traditional musical instruments. Philip would like to become a doctor or an artist.

Nicholas

Nicholas is 13 years old. His father died when he was very young, and his mother died of malaria a few years later. He and his sister, Grace, are living at the orphanage. At the beginning, Nicholas and Grace stayed with their elderly grandmother who couldn’t afford to pay for their school fees and supplies as she was unable to work. Their grandmother was led by their church leader to seek support from us. Nicholas would like to become a pilot.

Benjamin

Benjamin is five years old. His father died of AIDS, leaving behind Benjamin and his jobless mother who was also suffering from AIDS. She died in 2013, when Benjamin was just two years old.

Today he is a happy, strong boy. He is enjoying a life at our orphanage. Benjamin likes playing with toy cars and balls. Benjamin would like to be a teacher.

Sadam

Sadam is four years old. Both of his parents died of AIDS when he was very little. Sadam was brought to us by one of the widows under our care.

He is in kindergarten class and has lots of friends and loves to play with them. He is a friendly child and funny. He is currently suffering with malaria and needs medicine. When he doesn’t have malaria, he is always hungry.

Stephen

Stephen is seven years old. His father died in 2011 in a bike accident, leaving behind Stephen and his mother who struggled to support him. Stephen was brought to us by his mother in 2013. She recently passed away. He is coping well with life at the orphanage. He would like to be a teacher.

Ronald

Ronald is 10 years old. His father died of AIDS when he was very young. His mother struggled to take care of Ronald and his brothers. In desperation, she dug up other families’ gardens to try to feed her children. Sometimes she tried to sell stones and fish to bring in money. Eventually, she was weakened by disease and wasn’t able to work any more. Since she was the sole bread-winner, the children were starving with nothing to eat or clothing or medication. Ronald’s mother came to us for help. She died two years later. He is a happy boy and likes school. He wants to be a pilot.

Denis

Denis is 10 years old. Both of his parents died in the civil war when he was a baby. Without anybody to care for him, he was brought to our orphanage. He likes playing football, reading and speaking English. He wants to be an English teacher.

Innocent

Innocent is six years old. His parents died of AIDS and left him and his three siblings (Nancy, Prosy & Amiro) in the care of an aunt who was elderly and disabled. We decided to support them since their aunt was not able to provide them with food, clothing, medication and educational support. Innocent would like to be a teacher. He is quite a character. He is always up to mischief and the center of attention.

Daniel

Six year old, Daniel’s father was killed by rebels. His mother is still alive but unable to support him. She remarried and has three children with her current husband who refuses to take care of Daniel. He lives with us now.

Patrick

Andrew

Ogenrorwot Ivan

Osman

Francis

Maxwell