UK Registered Charity No.1127562. Uganda NGO LDLG/11/2030
Sport is always a good way to help focus minds
Dennis (shown in the picture on the left) shows his skills with a football donated from the UK. Dennis was captain of our very own OSAAT United team; playing other local teams in competition.
Keeping young minds busy is vital for well-being.
Morris, Isaac, Gilbert and Ronald build a Meccano vehicle donated by one of our sponsors. None of the children had ever seen a building kit like this one before and were absolutely determined to complete it.
Food for the children living on the street came from this skip. They would wait for someone to empty their waste and then climb in and search for anything that could be eaten or sold. If they are lucky enough to find scraps of meat on the floor of the market they will push them onto stick and cook over the flame.
Issa and Moses are being cared for by their Auntie after recently losing both their mother and stepfather to AIDS. Both children came to the OSAAT centre to greet Sandra with a warm smile and a hug, yet under the smile there was a great sadness that both children were hiding.
Lilly is around 22 years old but when we found her begging in the market she appeared a very thin sick young girl. Her lips were cracked and white and her eyes bright red. We brought her to stay with us in our office in Uganda. After health checks we found her state to be seriouslyaffected by HIV.
In 2008 I met a wonderful woman called Sandra Murphy who touched me with her compassion for children and people suffering in Uganda.
Ambrose is doing very well at school and is excelling in sign language. He is very bright, polite, shy boy.
At just 18 years old Sarah has lived a life that many of us thankfully could never imagine. Her life story although one filled with immense sadness and trauma is an inspiration.