Kamiya Sharifa


    Kamiya’s Story

    Kamiya is one of four children who lives with his mother in Mbiko, Uganda.  His father died in Eastern Uganda when Kamiya was very young. Unfortunately, after the death of the father, their family endured abuse and harassment from the father’s relatives. The family moved to Buikwe District in search of a better life and Kamiya’s mother did her best, but is not educated and had little in the way of job prospects.  She worked by digging, washing clothes and performing other domestic tasks in order to earn a living. She was able to save enough to start a small business selling silver fish, but was robbed which left her business bankrupt. Unable to pay the rent their landlord threatened eviction so she left for another town to try to find work. The children were left in the hands of the eldest brother, Kowa (15 years old at the time), while she was gone for two months.  During her absence, they often went without food and the rent was still not being paid. In 2019, the Buikwe probation officer forwarded the case to PFP and we stepped in to offer support.  The rent back-pay was cleared and the children are being offered the opportunity to attend school.  The mother has been reunited with her children and they are now living together again. 

    Now a part of the PFP Juniors program, Kamiya attends a highly ranked primary school and has big dreams to become a teacher someday. While PFP supports him with education and medical expenses, Kamiya continues to live with his mother and siblings, who he loves very much. His mother works hand in hand with PFP and is proud to play a role in supporting Kamiya in being able to attend school (and take his exams) regularly. 


    Date of Birth: November 20, 2010

    What is your favorite subject in school? English

    What do you want to be when you grow up? A teacher

    Why? So that I can teach children

    What is your favorite color? Green

    What is your favorite food? Rice and chicken

    What are your hobbies? Playing with friends