UK Registered Charity No.1127562. Uganda NGO LDLG/11/2030
Latigo (pictured above in his mask after he had retrained as a paint sprayer) was one of the first children we worked with. He was an established street child, sniffing glue, stealing and angry. Following much counselling and contact with his gradmother he was admitted to a local boardng school to give him some structure. He settled well but did not enjoy or aspire to the educational life.What did happen though was a total change in his perception of life and his attitude. The relationship with his grandmother improved and he is now a loving and caring boy.He has moved back to live with his grandmother and is attending a vocational school which is giving him mechanics trainng and the education required to achieve this. You will see he is very smart and proud with his grandmother and a goat given to the family by the sponsor.
Some of our children received a box of Christmas gifts put together and sent by the Bedford Shotokan karate club. The children in Lira had never received such gifts at Christmas and the comments they made were very touching. One said of his box ''Is this ALL for me?'' Another asked 'Who in England could do such a great thing for me?' In total 82 boxes went out to make Christmas 2008 one to remember and our heartfelt thanks go to everyone in that club who contributed to this great initiative.
We would like to say thank you to Patricia back in England for sending a selection of hats and booties for the babies to wear. This is Baby Mercy doesnt she look cute?
Their lives are really changing thanks to you all.
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. These children collect cardboard to burn to warm up after a night sleeping in the street. 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.