Irene lived with her mother, father and siblings in a slum area called Masese. Her mother is a good woman who does her best to care for her children, but is uneducated and unemployed, so struggles daily to do so. Irene’s father is an alcoholic who spends any money that the family is able to make on alcohol. He beats Irene’s mother and the children, and they are under constant threat of being forced to leave the home. When her father would become very abusive, the children would flee the home and beg others for food and a place to sleep.
Now that Irene is safe in Peace for Paul, she dreams of her education and future. She sometimes visits her mother on holidays but says that it is not safe for her and wants to leave soon after. She loves to play games with her friends and is so proud to be learning to read.
Date of Birth: August 5, 2005
Place of birth: Masese, Uganda
What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to become a nurse
Why? I want to treat people because I don’t want to see them dying
What is your favorite color? Grey
What is your favorite food? Chips and chicken
What are your hobbies? Swimming, playing netball and singing
What is your favorite subject in school? Science