Fazirah lives in Uganda with her paternal uncle. She is eleven years old. Her mother is recently deceased and her father has been absent in her life. She likes to play soccer and hide and seek and enjoys skipping rope. She also enjoys reading. With support Fazirah will be able to attend Modern Academy where she will receive an education, adequate healthcare, and nutritional food.
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.