Nakijoba Nuru

    2024

    Nuru’ Story

    For most of her young life, Nuru lived with her mother, father and sisters in a slum area called Masese. Due to addiction and safety related issues, Nuru and her siblings often had to sleep on the streets to avoid conflict. Eventually Nuru’s mother asked a PFP social worker to take Nuru’s oldest sister, Irene, to a safer environment so that she could have a better life. Irene joined PFP when she was just five years old.

    In 2011 Nuru’s mother and father separated and for a long period her father forbade the children from seeing the mother. Nuru and her sister Ketty were left in a particularly vulnerable and unsafe situation. In 2020 the city probation officer and the PFP social work team were called to rescue the girls and provide a safe refuge until the time comes when their mother or father are rehabilitated and able to provide a safe and loving atmosphere for them. Nuru and Ketty joined the PFP family and reunited with their big sister Irene.

    Nuru and her sisters now have the opportunity to attend boarding school and study together. They love learning and are picking it up quickly. During school holidays the girl’s mother and father are welcome to visit their children and the family is working on rebuilding ties. Nuru is looking forward to her future with hope and loves visiting with her mom and dad in a controlled and safe environment.

    Date of Birth: January 10, 2008

    Place of Birth: Masese, Uganda

    Siblings in the PFP Program: Nakitende Ketty and Najjuma Irene

    Q&A

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

    Why? I feel bad seeing people suffering in hospitals so becoming a doctor will allow me to treat such sick people.

    What is your favorite color? Blue

    What is your favorite food? Deep fried chicken and chips

    What is your favorite thing to do?  Playing netball (volleyball), swimming and reading novels

    What is your favorite subject in school? Science

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