Musasizi Joshua


    Joshua’s Story

    Joshua’s mother had him at a very young age and gave custody to his grandmother shortly after his birth. He has not had contact with either of his biological parents since then.

    Joshua’s grandmother, who he calls Jaja, is very involved in her local church organization. Each Tuesday and Thursday they do small group fellowship and visit different homes in the neighborhood where they are given gifts of vegetables and fruit. That is what they depend on for food, as well as keeping some chickens. Before joining PFP Jr., Joshua and his grandmother were selling chicken eggs to pay for school fees and other basic needs.

    For primary (elementary) school Joshua’s grandmother sent him to a local church school, but according to Joshua the standard was low and the school didn’t compare to the education other kids were receiving at school. Regardless, Joshua continued to focus on his studies and had hope for a brighter future.

    Since joining the PFP Junior program, Joshua has had the opportunity to attend a highly ranked secondary (middle) school. PFP supports him in his education and assists with medical expenses. He is able to continue living with his grandmother, who loves him very much. Joshua’s dream is to become a fashion designer and he hopes that his grandmother will be alive to see it because he wants to take care of her and make her proud. In his own words, he believes it will be “her greatest joy of her life too.”

    Date of Birth: December 23, 2006

    Place of Birth: Jinja, Uganda


    What is your favorite subject in school? Biology

    What do you want to be when you grow up? A Fashion Designer

    Why? I like fashion and admire seeing people look good and dressed perfectly well.

    What is your favorite color? Black

    What is your favorite food? Rice and Chicken

    What are your hobbies? Listening to music, boxing and designing.