Fresher was born to parents in deep poverty, living in Njeru Uganda. He is the eldest of four children, with three younger siblings Teddy, Nakayi and Esau also in the PFP program.
The children were left to raise themselves due to addiction and neglect. They struggled to obtain food and water and were often left in precarious situations on their own. It came to a point where as the eldest brother, Fresher took it upon himself to act as the head of the group of siblings and would lead them outside to look for leftover food. He sought out odd jobs to earn some money to supplement as well.
Finally, the children’s struggle was brought to the attention of the authorities who forwarded the case to the local police. In 2019, both parents were arrested. It was at this time that Fresher and his siblings were brought to The Peace for Paul Foundation.
For a year the four siblings stayed together at PFP’s Hope and Love Homes and were nurtured back to health. They had a safe place to call home, and loving aunties and uncles to ensure all of their needs were met and that they knew the meaning of love and support. They all attend school and are now looking toward their future with hope.
In 2020, Fresher’s mother and father were released from prison. They were sober and had received parenting training. Now they do small jobs in the village and although they are unable to afford school fees for Fresher and his siblings, they love getting to spend time with their children and take pride in now being able to provide a home for school holidays. PFP continues to support Fresher with education and medical related expenses. The PFP social worker makes weekly home visits to ensure Fresher’s safety and well being.
Date of Birth: May 20, 2013
Place of Birth: Ssunga Village, Nyenga Subcounty, Buikwe District
Siblings in the PFP Program:Nakiranda Teddy, Nakayi Teddy and Esau Mwanje
What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to be a teacher
Why? So I can teach children like my teachers do
What is your favorite color? Blue
What is your favorite food? Chips and chicken
What is your favorite thing to do? Playing with toys, playing football (soccer) and hide and seek games.
What is your favorite subject in school? Mathematics and Literacy 1
Why? Because I can easily understand them.