2019

    Atim’s Story

    Atims mother abandoned her and her brother David when Atim was just a baby. Atim’s father kept the children 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 provide. 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 had not been 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. Atim and David were taken in by an auntie, but she struggled with alcohol addiction and was not able to provide necessities, let alone school fees for the two children.

    In 2015, both Atim and David were welcomed into the Peace for Paul family. Atim now attends a highly ranked private boarding school and is excelling in her studies. When not studying, he enjoys helping out around the house. 

    In the four year period that Atim and David lived within the PFP children’s home, their aunt sought treatment for her alcoholism and has since given up the habit. She has requested that the children spend time with her during school holidays so they may rebuild their relationship. PFP continues to support Atim with education and the expenses of living, but during school holidays Atim and David spend time with their auntie in her home.  The PFP social work team makes weekly visits to ensure Atim’s safety and well being in her new home. 

    Date of Birth: April 28, 2009

    Q&A

    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

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