Ajuna Emmanuel


    Ajuna’s Story

    “I am the first born in my family and have four siblings. I used to live in Masese with them all but the conditions were so poor. My father left my mother to survive with us alone. I did not learn in a school like I am in today. My mother could earn a living through making necklaces and so I helped since she could give me these necklaces to sell. Food was not always there and we would go hungry many days. There were threats of being chased from our home because we did not have money for rent. Life was unstable and I did not think that I could ever study or leave Masese.

    Now I am in a very good and enjoyable life. I am able to learn in a good school and have managed to improve on my English language. Now I gained the confidence to speak English, which I could not do back then. I am so proud of the good meals provided to me always. I had never eaten some meals but now, as I am in Peace for Paul Foundation, I have access to any kind of meal whenever possible. Such meals that seemed rare for me include chips and chicken. I had never in my life ever thought of going out but to date I am rest assured that every holiday there is an outing waiting for me. I also had no idea of what it seems like to swim but now I am very knowledgeable about what it is to swim and I like it. I am so proud for all that you have done for me and I will keep being so thankful to you all who put in their effort to see that I am the kind of person I am today. I love you all.”

    In 2019, Ajuna graduated from Senior 4 and started a pharmacology training course at St Elizabeth Nursing School. During school holidays he returns to Masese to stay with his mother and six siblings where he assists with running a small market. He also works with PFP Foundation as a Resettlement Coordinator and acts as the eyes and ears on the ground in Masese, making daily visits to the resettled PFP children who now spend holidays with their families. He reports directly to the Resettlement Coordinator and to the Executive Director of PFP. Ajuna’s primary goal is to ensure the safety and security of all resettled children in Masese while allowing them the freedom to build lasting relationships with their families.

    Date of Birth: March 2, 2001

    Place of birth: Masese, Uganda


    What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to become a pharmacist

    Why? So I can help people

    What is your favorite color? Green

    What is your favorite food? Chicken tikka masala

    What is your favorite subject in school? Math

    What are your hobbies? Playing tennis