Prior to joining the Peace for Paul Family, Alex lived with his mother and his father together in a slum area called Masese. His mother was an alcoholic and there was a lot of violence between his parents. Unfortunately, this domestic violence led to his mother abandoning the family and moving to another part of the country. Alex’s father is disabled and has no use of his legs or one hand. Without a wheelchair, he is confined to crawling and therefore unable to do any work to earn a living. Alex’s dad would often disappear for days looking for work or food. Oftentimes, Alex was locked out of the home and had to sleep on the streets which resulted in further violence and abuse from others. Eventually, he found a group of street children that he used to join to pick rubbish for food and beg for money. Alex believes he has siblings but does not know them or where they may be.
In 2011, Alex’s uncle came to work at The Peace for Paul Foundation and asked Alex to join him there. Now, as a part of the Peace for Paul family, Alex is able to live and study in a safe and secure environment, while maintaining a close relationship with his Uncle Emma. Alex loves playing football and studies hard so that one day he may reach his dream of becoming a successful businessman. During school holidays, Alex travels with his uncle (the Karamojong resettlement Liason for PFP) to Northern Uganda. He stays with his uncle Emma there and has the opportunity to learn about and be a part of his culture. Alex enjoys spending time with his uncle and cousins during holidays and is looking toward his future with hope.
Date of Birth: September 17, 2004
Place of birth: Masese, Uganda
What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to become a Businessman
Why? Because it pays well and I want to help my family
What is your favorite subject? Chemistry
What is your favorite color? Blue
What is your favorite food? Rice and beef
What are your hobbies? Playing football