Both Jackie’s mother and father passed away in 2011. Her mother died of AIDS, and her father from a complicated case of malaria that was left untreated. After the death of her parents, she stayed with her grandmother for one year, but the grandmother was unable to provide for Jackie. In 2012, the grandmother left Jackie to live with her brother. Jackie’s brother is a gambler and does not have a job to earn an income, so has been unable to provide for his family or Jackie.
Prior to joining the PFP family, Jackie frequently went without food or other necessities and had not been able to complete even one term of school due to a lack of school fees. The area in which the family lives is a high-risk area for young girls, due to the high rate of alcohol and drug abuse that contributes to rape and many teen pregnancies. Jackie is now happy, healthy and safe in her new home. She is known for her big smiles, gentle nature and loves studying.
Date of Birth: June 12, 2006
Place of birth: Kampala, Uganda
What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to become a bank manager
Why? I like the way they put on their uniforms and I want to keep people’s money safe
What is your favorite color? Yellow
What is your favorite food? Pizza
What is your favorite school subject? Social Studies
What are your hobbies? Skipping ropes and running