Faraji was born and raised in the Masese slum, just outside of Jinja Uganda. While financially life was always difficult for the family, Faraji found love and support in his mother, Ana. Ana did her best to care for her five children and through her beadwork and sales to tourists, she was able to send Faraji to school occasionally. However, she was not able to raise the school fees required for him to attend regularly and he was often chased away from the school. Despite the struggles to pay fees and to find enough food to eat, Faraji always valued education and did his best to succeed. He is quite behind in school for his age but is determined to not give up.
Faraji’s mother Ana is a hard-working woman whose dream is to see her children succeed and rise up out of the poverty they were born into. With a little hand up, from PFP Ana is able to send Faraji to attend a private boarding school where he can focus on his education and on his future without fear of being chased away from school due to unpaid school fees.
Full name: Faraji Bulinga
Date of Birth: September 29, 2000
What is your favorite color? Blue
What is your favorite food? Matooke, rice and chicken
What are your hobbies? I like to dance and eat
What is your favorite subject in school? Science
Why do you want to go to school? I want to go to school because education helps you become what you want to become as an adult.
What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to become a lawyer
Why? I want to fight for justice and equality for poor people.