Mark is a nice little boy living with his parents and two sisters in Uganda. The parents are unable to generate enough income to support the family?s basic needs and school fees. Mark likes group games and enjoys reading. In the future he dreams of being a doctor. Attending the childcare center will allow him the opportunity to gain an education, have nutritional food, and adequate health care.
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.