Byron Semakula

Suggested Donation: $20.00

Age: 9 years old
Gender: Boy
Country: Uganda

Byron is a young boy living in Uganda with his parents and two siblings. His mother is a housewife and his father drives others for a living. They are unable to pay school fees for their children. Byron dreams of one day becoming a professional driver. He is a talented singer who sings in the children’s choir. With support he would be able to attend the childcare center and receive an opportunity for an education. The center also provides basic medical care and the children attend Bible studies.

Uganda is a landlocked country in Africa. The majority of the population is Christian and there are a large number of Muslims. Witchcraft and animism are still believed and practiced in certain areas as well. Poverty is rampant throughout the country as well as a lack of education. Sickness and disease are prevalent and many lack the means to receive medical treatment. Often children suffer from malnutrition. Many struggle with drug use and alcoholism. It’s common for families to be torn apart due to divorce and separation.