When Atim was a young girl, she lived with both of her parents and her brother David, but one day her mother disappeared, never to be seen or heard from again. Atim’s father kept her for some time, but he soon became sick and was no longer able to work. He left Atim with his mother (Atim’s grandmother) in the hopes that she would be able to help. Atim’s grandmother did her best but she had taken in many other children as well, so there was never much in the way of food or other necessities. Atim was never able to attend school, but she survived her day-to-day life with the help of her grandmother. In 2015, Atim’s father died of heart failure and just one year later, her grandmother died from respiratory problems. At this point, Atim and her brother David were left alone without a caregiver and their aunt temporarily took them in. However their aunt was abusive and not able or willing to provide necessities, let alone school fees for the two children. In 2017, Atim was welcomed into The Peace for Paul Foundation family and will now be able to attend school and look toward her future with hope.
Date of Birth: April 28, 2009
What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to become a nurse
Why? So I can treat sick people
What is your favorite color? White
What is your favorite food? Posho and beans
What is your favorite thing to do? Sweeping the compound and household tasks
What is your favorite subject in school? Religious education