Alyat’s father died in the civil war in Moroto, in northeastern Uganda when she was just a toddler. Her mother tried to care for Alyat and her sister, Apurio but without any education or training was unable to get a job. The family fled Northern Uganda in search of a better life and they found themselves in Jinja. Unfortunately, life was still uncertain here. Apurio’s mother was unable to find employment and resorted to begging on the streets for an income. Before joining PFP, Alyat’s mother would leave her young children in the slums, while she spent the day begging on the streets in town. There was never enough food or any of the basic necessities and Alyat had never been to school because there was no money. She and her sister Apurio would often have to beg for money in town to help support the family.
Apurio and Alyat both joined the Peace for Paul family in 2011, after their mother asked us to help rescue them and to give them a chance at a future. Alyat now attends a highly ranked secondary boarding school and has big dreams to become a bank manager in the future. PFP makes it a priority for Alyat to maintain a relationship with her mother and her extended family as she grows up. During school holidays, Alyat travels back to Northern Uganda (with her sister Apurio) under the care of our Karamojong social worker, to learn about and be a part of her culture. She enjoys spending time with her mom, grandparents and cousins during holidays and does her best to help them as much as she can.
Date of Birth: July 6, 2004
Place of birth: Moroto, Uganda
What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to become a bank manager
Why? So I can keep people’s money safe and prevent corruption in banks
What is your favorite color? Blue
What is your favorite food? Chicken pizza
What is your favorite subject in school? Math
What are your hobbies? Playing netball, dancing and reading books