David’s mother abandoned him and his sister Atim when David was just a toddler and Atim was still a baby. David’s father kept him for some time, but he soon became sick and was no longer able to work. He left David with his mother (David’s grandmother) in the hopes that she would be able to help provide. David’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. David had not been able to attend school, but he survived his day-to-day life with the help of his grandmother. In 2015, David’s father died of heart failure and just one year later, his grandmother died from respiratory problems. David and Atim 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 David and Atim were welcomed into the Peace for Paul family. David now attends a highly ranked private boarding school and is excelling in his studies. When not studying, he enjoys playing football and swimming.
In the four year period that David and Atim 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 David with education and the expenses of living, but during school holidays he and Atim spend time with their auntie in her home. The PFP social work team makes weekly visits to ensure David’s safety and well being in his new home.
Date of Birth: January 6, 2007
What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to become a medical doctor
Why? Because I want to treat people and make them feel better
What is your favorite color? Blue
What is your favorite hobby? Playing football and swimming
What is your favorite food? Chips and chicken
What is your subject in school? Social Studies