Cheggem Lillian


    Cheggem’s Story

    Cheggem’s father died when she was just two years old. After he passed her mother struggled to provide basic necessities for Cheggem. 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 of Masese.

    In 2011, her mother pleaded with the Peace for Paul Foundation to offer Cheggem a safe place to learn and grow. Cheggem was welcomed into PFP and now attends a highly ranked private boarding school. She has dreams one day to become a doctor so that she can treat sick people. Cheggem is a smiling and energetic child and she loves playing games like netball (volleyball), swimming and dancing.

    Since Cheggem joined PFP, her mom found love again and remarried. Her new husband, Cheggem’s stepdad, is a kind and hard working man. He has helped Cheggem’s mom to rebuild her life and they now manage a small scale business together. PFP continues to support Cheggem with school fees and the expenses of living, but she now spends the holidays with her family in Moroto where her parents have relocated. The PFP social work team makes weekly visits to ensure Cheggem’s safety and well-being in her new home.

    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 doctor

    Why: So that I can save people’s lives by treating them when they are sick.

    What is your favorite color? Orange

    What is your favorite food? Chips and chicken

    What are your hobbies? Swimming, playing netball (volleyball) and dancing.

    What is your favorite subject in school? Science