Before joining the PFP family, Ochola lived with both his mother and father in the slum-town of Masese. Both of his parents are uneducated and unemployed. His mother is deaf and without any resources, severely struggles in her every day life. Disabilities are not understood in Uganda and communication and socialization are difficult for her. She tries to help support her family by visiting the rubbish bins very early in the morning to bring home other people’s scraps for her family to eat. Ochola’s father helps to support his family by cutting grass and making brooms to sell for about 20 cents US.
Needless to say, life has been very difficult for these people. They were unable to meet Ochola’s most basic needs, let alone send him to school. They have reached out to PFP and asked that we help their son to go to school and obtain an education. Thanks to his sponsor, their wish has come true and Ochola is looking toward his future with hope. He maintains ties with his family of course and returns to visit each and every school holiday.
Date of Birth: August 16, 2008
Place of birth: Masese, Uganda
What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to become a soldier
Why? I want help keep the peace in my country and in the world
What is your favorite color? Red
What is your favorite food? Chicken and chips
What are your hobbies? Playing football
What is your favorite subject in school? Math