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Students Aimed at Success in Uganda

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Wando Student Highlight:  Peter and Paul

One wants to be a family doctor.  The other a children’s rights lawyer.

Marah Christian Primary School has over 270 students.  It’s located in the middle of the slum community of Njeru in Uganda and is offered as a free source of education to the most vulnerable children living there.  Children who would otherwise never be able to afford the cost of schooling.

Not only does the school provide an education to these children, but it also serves as a way connect with their families and surrounding members of the community.

One such family that we’ve gotten extremely close to is the family of Peter and Paul.  These two students we feel are especially great!

Peter and Paul are twin brothers, both in P5 class at Marah and both leaders in their own ways.  They are usually at the top of their class when it comes to academics and are always so focused on improving their performance at school.

Not only are they smart and driven, but they are both such thoughtful and sweet boys.  They live with their mother Grace and their two sisters.  Their older sister Liz works as a cook at the Wando Babies’ Home and their youngest sister, Mary, is just 3 years old.  On the weekends when Peter and Paul are not in school they help their mother by fetching water and looking after their little sister.

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Peter, Mary, Grace, and Paul at their home.

Things are of course hard for Peter and Paul ever since their father abandoned the family to be with another woman.  They are faced with all the normal challenges that people living in slum conditions face.  But they do their best to stay focused in school, so that they can be successful in the future.

Their dream is to take care of their mother and sisters and get them out of the slum some day.

With the end of Term 3 quickly approaching at school the boys are purely focused on getting high marks and graduating up to P6.  There’s absolutely no doubt these brothers will achieve this.  We look forward to seeing all they achieve in the future.

 

To stay updated on how Peter and Paul are doing at school and at home:

Go to Paul’s profile and Click FOLLOW!

Go to Peter’s profile and Click FOLLOW!

By |2017-05-11T15:13:35+00:00November 4th, 2016|Africa, Extreme Poverty, School, UGanda, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Students Aimed at Success in Uganda

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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