2018

    Fabian’s Story

    Fabian was one of 6 children that his parents cared for and though they tried, they were unable to provide for their children’s most basic needs.  None of them went to school and they often went hungry. When they fell sick, there was no way their parents could afford treatment for them. At the age of 5 years old, Fabian’s parents left him and his sister Otiang with their grandmother. The parents felt that the grandmother could provide better for the two, and so they left Fabian and Otiang with the grandmother. Unfortunately, she was also struggling with poverty and was not able to provide for them either. Grandma found an aunte of the children and left them with her in the slums of Masese.

    Unfortunately, the aunt that they were left with was HIV positive and was frequently sick.  She was not able to support her own children, let alone Fabian and his siblings. The children were viewed as a burden that she was not prepared to take on and so they were often left on their own. Fabian was not attending school, had nowhere to sleep and most often had nothing to eat.

    In 2017, Fabian was welcomed to The Peace for Paul Foundation family. Fabian now attends a highly ranked primary boarding school and has dreams to become a driver in the future. PFP makes it a priority for Fabian to maintain a relationship with his family as he grows up. During school holidays, Fabian travels back to Northern Uganda (with his sister Otiang) under the care of our Karamojong social worker, to learn about and be a part of his culture. We have recently located Fabian’s grandmother and his parents as well. He enjoys spending time with them during holidays and does his best to help them as best he can.

    Date of Birth: February 16, 2008

    Place of birth: Matany-Karamoja, Uganda

    Q&A

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

    Why? So I can transport people to different places

    What is your favorite color? Yellow

    What is your favorite food? Chips and chicken

    What are your hobbies? Swimming and playing football

    What is your favorite subject in school? Religious Studies

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