Kato Ashiraf

    2024

    Kato’s Story

    Both of Kato’s parents died before he had turned a year old. His elderly grandfather took him in when he was just a baby. His grandfather had been a farmer and at one time was able to provide some food and other necessities, but in his old age his health began failing and he was no longer able to work.

    As Kato got older he began begging on the streets with his grandfather to survive, but it was often not enough to meet even their most basic essential needs. In July of 2017, Kato sustained an injury and developed a wound on his leg which became infected. It became so painful that he was no longer able to walk the streets to beg for food.

    Their grandfather pleaded with the Peace for Paul Foundation to rescue Kato. In 2017,  Kato was welcomed home to the safety and stability of The Peace for Paul family. Kato now attends a highly ranked boarding school and is working hard, studying to one day become a doctor. When not studying, he enjoys playing football, visiting friends and swimming.

    In 2019, the PFP social work team located Kato’s auntie (the sister to Kato’s late mother). She is a teacher in the town neighboring the PFP family home. Kato is able to maintain family ties and spend school holidays with her under the close supervision of a PFP social worker.

    Date of Birth: March 8, 2009

    Tribe: Mukiga

    Q&A

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

    Why? So I can treat people and save their lives

    What is your favorite color? White and purple

    What is your favorite food? Rice and chicken

    What is your favorite thing to do? Playing football, visiting with friends and swimming.

    What is your favorite school subject? Science

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