Advocate Needed For Student in the Slums

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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.


Fungal infection eating away at Ronald’s hands.

For now Ronald is doing well in school and remains in good spirits.  He is determined to graduate at the end of this term.  With all that being said, Ronald would absolutely benefit from having an advocate out there letting him know there’s someone who cares.

By becoming a Child Advocate, you directly impact a child’s life by not only building a one-on-one relationship with them which helps foster self-esteem and hope, but by actually uncovering real needs and then pulling from your own resources to help meet them.  This could mean financially or even socially through your own network of associations.

Sharing their story and then working together to help the individual child…that’s what being a child advocate is all about!


P3 student Ronald Wanambwa.


Become an Advocate for Ronald and impact his life today.

Go to:  http://wandointernational.org/advocate/student-profile/?student=1662

and click Become an Advocate!

By |2017-05-11T15:13:35+00:00October 27th, 2016|Africa, Child Advocacy, Extreme Poverty, School, UGanda, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Advocate Needed For Student in the Slums

About the Author:

For over 10 years Elizabeth has dedicated herself to serving others getting involved with outreach in her local community as well as international volunteer work in Haiti. In 2014 she learned of Michelle Huo’s work with Wando International to empower vulnerable women and children to shift the course of their lives. After taking her first trip to visit Wando’s projects in Uganda Elizabeth joined Michelle in 2015 to help her achieve her vision. Now Elizabeth is working to help students in third world countries like Uganda learn the skills that businesses and Non-Profits around the world want and need. By strategically partnering these students with SMB and Non-Profit organizations, they become empowered to lift themselves out of poverty while organizations benefit from increased revenue generation.

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