Nakitende Ketty

    2024

    Ketty’ Story

    For most of her young life, Ketty lived with her mother, father and sisters in a slum area called Masese. Due to addiction and safety related issues, Ketty and her siblings often had to sleep on the streets to avoid conflict. Eventually Ketty’s mother asked a PFP social worker to take Ketty’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 Ketty’s mother and father separated and for a long period her father forbade the children from seeing the mother. Ketty and her sister Nuru 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. Ketty and Nuru joined the PFP family and reunited with their big sister Irene.

    Ketty 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. Ketty 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: October 5, 2013

    Place of Birth: Masese Uganda

    Siblings in the PFP Program: Najjuma Irene and Nuru Nakijoba

    Q&A

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

    Why? I hope to treat people and help them to become well again

    What is your favorite color? Pink

    What is your favorite food? Chips and Liver

    What is your favorite thing to do? Playing hide and seek, netball (volleyball) and dancing.

    What is your favorite subject in school? Mathematics and English

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