See How Advocate Continues to Impact Child’s Life
Following through on a commitment to Anisha.
You hear us talking all the time about advocacy and how it impacts vulnerable children in Uganda.
Advocates directly make a difference in a child’s life through developing a personal relationship with them and providing encouragement to let them know there’s someone out there who really cares.
Many times when we talk about this the focus is put on the individual child who’s being advocated for.
But the cool thing about becoming an advocate is that by committing yourself to one, you are really able to advocate for that child’s family as a whole!
To illustrate this, we’ll share one of our advocate’s personal experience with this.
My name is Liz and I advocate for Anisha.
Commitment To Child Advocacy
I started advocating for her about 2 years ago when I first met her as a volunteer on my first trip to Uganda.
I write to Anisha once every two to three weeks and have really gotten to know her entire family personally. I stay in contact with her on a regular basis because I want to show her that I really am there for her.
If it’s in my power to do so, I will try to fill any needs she or her family may have.
This happened one day when I received an update from Anisha’s case manager, but the update was regarding Anisha’s little sister, Babirye.
Anisha’s case manager sent pictures of Babirye, who was covered in a horrendous skin infection.