Cheggem’s Story

    Cheggem’s father died when she was two years old, and her mother struggled to provide necessities ever since. They lived in the slum area of Masese, where Cheggem and her siblings regularly had to go without food, clean drinking water, or any basic necessities. During the day, Cheggem’s mother would travel to town to beg for food or money, leaving the children to fend for themselves in the slums.

    Today, Cheggem is a smiling and energetic child in the Peace for Paul home. She loves playing games and dancing. She has high hopes for her future ahead, and would like to be a nurse so she can “make people better.”

    Date of Birth: April 1, 2008

    Place of birth: Masese, Uganda


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

    Why: So I can teach children how to read and write

    What is your favorite color? Pink

    What is your favorite food? Chips and chicken

    What are your hobbies? Swimming, playing netball and dancing

    What is your favorite subject in school? Math