“After the death of my father (when I was still a very small boy), I lived with my mother and siblings in their village in Moroto. My mother was not able to financially provide for the family and being the youngest child I always struggled to look out for myself. I often went hungry and had to drop out of school since there was no money for school fees. After I dropped out of school I began roaming the streets looking for food to eat. I thought I may be able to find a better life elsewhere and traveled to Jinja to look for other relatives to live with.
Unfortunately, when I arrived in Jinja, I was not able to locate anyone right away and again I became a street child there. It was after a few months that I finally did find an aunt who took me in for only a short while, due to the financial burden on the family. She told me I would have to go back to Moroto and I was terrified. The same day I was about to be sent back to the streets, PFP welcomed me in.
I now attend a highly ranked private boarding school and have big dreams to become an Engineer. After almost two years with PFP, another set of relatives (my long lost aunt and uncle who are both police officers) were located. Peace for Paul continues to support me with education and medical related expenses, but during school holidays I live at home with my aunt and uncle who love me very much.”
The PFP social worker continues to make weekly home visits to follow up to ensure Eric’s safety and well being.
Date of Birth: March 3, 2004
Place of Birth: Nakapiripirit District
Siblings in the PFP Program: Egwapu Geofrey and Eedu Simon Peter (cousins)
What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to become an Engineer.
Why? I want to be innovative.
What is your favorite color? Blue
What is your favorite food? Rice and egg plant
What is your favorite thing to do? Reading, playing football and dancing.
What is your favorite school subject? Commerce