Yasin Lubanga


    Yasin’s Story

    Yasin was abandoned by his mother when he was just 1 year old. His mother had been known to sell her body for money and his father had never been in the picture at all. Yasin was brought to the woman who cared for him while his mother worked and one day she just didn’t return for him. Since then, he had been taken care of by this woman who he calls Jajja (grandmother). She is an elderly disabled woman who washes people’s clothes and begs for money to feed herself and Yasin.

    Yasin had originally been enrolled in the PFP Juniors program for education related expenses while he continued to live with his “grandmother”, however it became evident that she would not be able to continue to provide for him. He was often sick and did not have enough to eat. In 2018, Yasin joined the main PFP program and has found safety and security there. During school holidays, the kind woman he calls grandmother comes to visit him, and he spends some time with her at her home as well. PFP’s social workers have located his father, and Yasin now enjoys visits from his dad, who works as a gas station attendant. The hope is that they are able to build their relationship and spend even more time together. 

    Date of Birth: March 17, 2013


    What is your favorite subject in school? Math

    What do you want to be when you grow up? A doctor

    Why?  So that I can help sick people to feel better

    What is your favorite color? Green

    What is your favorite food? Meat and rice

    What are your hobbies? Playing with toys