Meet the girls

Murungi Alia

Sponsor Alia!

Age: 11

Class: P7

School fees: $50 per term/ $150 per year

My name is Alia, I’m 11 years old and I currently cannot go to school because I don’t have enough money to pay for school fees, pens, books and the uniform. I lost both my parent because of AIDS, and I started living with my aunt. She used to help me going to school, but she died in October 2018. I was really good at school and I’ve been promoted to P6 class, I really like to study and I started selling some brooms made by local cheep materials, earning $14: I used them to buy 12 black books and six pens. I also asked my teacher to not provide my lunch at school, because I didn’t have enough money to pay for my lunch bills. Unfortunately, in one month I have been sent away from school three times, because I don’t have my scholastic material. My favourite subject is English and I hope to become a teacher when I grow up.

Hope Brenda

Sponsor Brenda!

Age: 12

Class: P7

School fees: $40,7 per term/$122 per year

My name is Brenda, I’m 12 years old and I’m attending P7: I will have my Primary Leaving Examination in December 2020. I lost my mother in a motorcycle accident, and my father died for AIDS. I live with my uncle, but his house caught fire and everything got burnt. I really love studying, my favourite subject is English and I would like to become a teacher.

Ategeka Christine

Sponsor Christine!

Age: 16

Class: S3

School fees: 250$ per year TBA + uniform

My name is Christine, I’m 16 years old and actually I’m not going to school because I don’t have enough money to pay for the books and the uniform. I lost my mother of AIDS, while my father is bedridden because he had an accident and he broke his back, so he moved to my grandparents’ home to be assisted. I live with an uncle who works in a school far from home, and I tried attending that school, but I would like to come back to Impact Secondary School, where I can be next to my father. I would like to become a nurse so I will be able to treat people with AIDS like my mother.

Murungi Evelyn

Sponsor Evelyn!

Age: 15

Class: S3

School fees: 250$ per year + uniform

I am Evelyn and I’m 15 years old. I live with my mother, while my father has gone living very far to find a work to maintain my family. Unfortunately, money is not enough. I have three brothers and one sister, aged from 18 to 4. My favourite subject is biology and I would like to become a doctor.

Atulinda Annet

Sponsor Annet!

Age: 15

Class: S3

School fees: 450,000 Ugandan shillings

My name is Annet, I’m 15 and I’m attending S3 class. I live with my mother, one brother and two sisters: I’m the oldest and I have to take care of my siblings, especially of my little sister, who is only 8 months. My father and my mother divorced, so she became a prostitute to pay my studies and she’s rarely at home because she often goes to the capital, which is 5 hours from home. I have to walk 7km each day to reach the school. My favourite subject is English, and I would like to become a lawyer.

Kemigisa Hellen

Sponsor Hellen!

Age: 15

Class: S2

School fees: $50 per term/$150 per year

I am Hellen, I’m 15 years old and I’m going to the second class of Secondary School (S2). I love going to school, and I especially enjoy science and maths. In my future, I would like to become a doctor so I will be able to treat other people. I lost both my parents six years ago in a fight for land in Kibaale, and I was found at church all alone without any relative. I started staying with one lady that I call auntie. But my auntie is sick as she has HIV and she can’t pay for my school fees because here health is not public and we have to pay for it. She has to get drugs from hospital monthly and needs to eat well.

Basemera Liliah

Sponsor Liliah!

Age: 13

Class: P6

School fees: $50 per term/ $150 per year

My name is Liliah, I’m 13 years old and I’m currently stuck at home because I cannot pay for my uniform and for the school fees. I would like to become a nurse so I will be able to treat people with HIV/AIDS: I lost both my parents because of AIDS, and also two aunts and an uncle. I started living with my grandmother when my parents died, but she has high blood pressure and she has no possibility to support my studies.

Karungi Lillian

Sponsor Lillian!

Age: 12

Class: P7

School fees: 30,000 Uganda Shillings per term

My name is Lillian, I’m 12 years old and I’m attending P7 class, the last class of Primary school. I’m an orphan, I live with my three brothers and my three sisters. I’m the youngest in my family. I’m really shy, but I really enjoy going to school and learn new things. I especially like science and I would like to become a nurse.

Karungi Majory

Sponsor Majory!

Age: 10

Class: P5

School fees: 30,000 Uganda Shillings + uniform

I’m Majory, I’m 10 years old and I’m attending P5 class. I’m an orphan, my mother and my father died together: they were hit by a lighting strike when I was six months old, so I was raised by my grandmother and now I live with her. My favourite subject in school is English and I would like to become a teacher.

Wembabazi Maureen

Sponsor Maureen!

Age: 16

Class: S1

School fees: 450,000 Uganda Shillings

My name is Maureen, I’m 16 years old and I’m attending the first class of Secondary School (S1). I live with my mother and 15 siblings: 5 brothers and 10 sisters. The oldest is 31, and the youngest is 12. My father left the family to marry another woman, so he lives with a new family now and I don’t see him anymore because my parents are divorced. I live very far from school and I have to walk for more than 10km each day to reach the school, under the Ugandan sun which is really hard. My favourite subjects are biology and chemistry, and I would like to become a doctor in the future. 

Kembabazi Phiona

Age: 12

Class: P5

School fees: TBA

I’m Phiona, I’m 12 years old and I’m attending P5 class. I’m an orphan and I live with my grandmother. I have a 5-year-old sister and a 2-year-old brother, so I have to look after them as the oldest sister. When I grow up I would like to become a nurse to treat sick people. My favourite subjects in school are English and science.

Alimpa Promise

Sponsor Promise!

Age: 15

Class: S1

School fees: TBA + uniform

My name is Promise, I’m 15 years old and I’m attending the first class of Secondary School (S1). School is very important for me because it gives me knowledge and I hope to be able to help my sick mother in the future. I want to become a doctor.

Nyangoma Prussy

Sponsor Prussy!

Age: 16

Class: S4

School fees: 450,000 Uganda Shillings

My name is Prussy, I’m 16 years old and I’m attending S4 class. I live with my mother, 3 brothers and 10 sisters. The oldest one is 20 and the youngest one is 11. My father and my mother divorced, because my father left the family to marry another woman. I have to walk more than 7km to reach the school. I really love mathematics and actually I’m the best in my school at that subject. I would like to become an accountant and work in a bank, or maybe a nurse to help sick people.

Kwasima Rachael

Sponsor Rachel!

Age: 15

Class: S1

School fees: 125,000 Uganda Shillings

My name is Rachael and I’m 15 years old. I’m currently not going to school because I don’t have enough money to buy my school material and my school uniform, but I love learning and going to school. My dream is to become an accountant.

Kobusinge Sharon

Sponsor Sharon!

Age: 12

Class: P5

School fees: TBA

My name is Sharon, I’m 12 years old and I’m attending P5 class. I live with my parents, my 3 brothers and my three sisters. I’m the oldest of my sisters so I look after them when I’m home. My favourite subject in school is science and I would like to become a teacher. I like going to school because it encourages me to chase my own dreams.

Eseza Maureen

Sponsor Maureen!

Age: 13

Class: P5

School fees: TBA

My name is Maureen, I’m 13 years old and I’m attending P5 class. I live in a refugee camp, because a big sugar factory bought our land and threw me and my family out. Our conditions here are really really poor, and it’s really difficult to find clothes and school materials because we are really far from the city. I really enjoy going to school.

Ndyamuhaki Rosette

Sponsor Rosette!

Age: 14

Class: P7

School fees: TBA

My name is Rosette, I’m 14 years old and I’m attending P7 class, the last class of Primary School. I live in a refugee camp with my family, because a big sugar factory bought our land and threw us out. My house is made of wood and straw. I’m good at school and I would like one day to have a good job to permit me and my family better living conditions.