Noreen is a nine year old girl living in Uganda with relatives while her father works as a farmer. Her mother died. Noreen likes to play group games especially hide and seek. She enjoys reading and playing with dolls. She would like one day to become a teacher. Support will provide Noreen the opportunity to attend the Junior School where she will have an education, receive adequate healthcare, and be given 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.