Seeking Child Advocate for Ronald.
Ronald Wanambwa is a student at Marah Christian Primary, Wando International’s free school offered to vulnerable children in the Njeru slum of Uganda.
This year has been extremely tough for Ronald and his family.
Ronald’s father passed away some time ago, leaving his mother to raise him and his siblings all on her own. She struggled to support the family with the money she was earning. Things were so tough for them that even Ronald’s 13 year old brother, Musa, had been trying to help support the family by fishing.
In June Ronald’s only caretaker, his mother, passed away.
When his mother passed, Ronald and his siblings traveled back to their home village, about 5 hours from Njeru, for the burial. Upon return the children really had no other relatives that could take them in at the time. The kids bounced around from neighbor to neighbor until eventually a stepbrother took them in.
Not only that but Ronald also has been dealing with a fungal infection spreading on his feet and hands. It’s affected him so much that he misses school at times. Our case workers are working on getting him help for this but with everything he’s had to go through in the past few months, it’s definitely taken its toll.