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 everyone!
What is your favorite color? Purple
What is your favorite food? Rice and beans
What are your hobbies? Learning
What is your favorite subject in school? Religious Education