Some Sponsored Children's tales
My name is Teddy. I am 9 years old and I live in Mizigo Village. I study at Mityana Kindergarten and Primary Schools and I am in Primary 3.
I was rescued by my grandmother after being abandoned by my parents, in 2012, who said that they went for greener pastures in Kampala. Ever since then, I have been under the care of my grandmother and she is the only family I knew.
In 2016, the situation at home became very difficult for my grandmother as she was looking after 5 grandchildren. I was supposed to start school but she barely had enough to feed us. We (me and my grandmother) went to see the headmaster of the school I wanted to join, to try and plead so that my grandmother would be given a long term payment plan but instead, he told us to contact an organisation called The Mityana Charity (now known as PaCT)
When we went to PaCT, the Education and Sponsorship Officer was touched by my story and requested for a week to contact their sister organisation abroad, The Mityana Charity UK, and by the grace of God I got a sponsor (Tricia) who has supported me and my family ever since. I was able to join even a better school and ever since then, I have never missed a single day of school.
On my Birthday, this year, she asked me what I wanted, and since I have always wanted to start a farm I asked for hens. Tricia bought me 3 hens. I was so happy.
I do not know where I would have been if it was not for my grandmother, PaCT, The Mityana Charity UK and my beloved sponsor Tricia. Thank you for making my dream come true.
Teddy has managed to take very good care of the chickens. One of the hens has laid 7 eggs and hatched 5 chicks, and all are growing well. She is a very happy young farmer currently having 8 in total.
The story of my life by Namujjuzi Harriet.
I am Namujjuzi Harriet. I come from a family of five children and I was the last born. My brothers and sisters did not go very far with their education due to our parents' inability to raise all the school fees needed for them. MORE>
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Charles - Shattered dream redeemed by PaCT
My childhood dream was to become a medical practitioner, but I had lost hope of achieving that after I completed A-level with 20 points in 2007 due to lack of university tuition.
I came from a polygamous family with ten siblings. My father, a taxi driver, had done his best to support me up to O-level before he lost his job. My mother, a bar attendant in the suburbs of Mityana, then had to take care of my fees together with my other 4 siblings. I had no choice but to let my young siblings benefit from the hard- earned resources available my mother.I resorted to doing manual work at construction sites.
I had a friend, Lubwama Peter, who had a sponsor from PaCT. One evening he asked me to go with him to Enro Hotel meet her. That visit was the turning point of my life. His Sponsor Ann Potts Rosemary (RIP) was with her friend Maggie Samea, who was impressed by my A-level results and offered to pay for my University tuition. It was a miracle - even now I still ask myself how it happened. I always pray for Maggie and her generous heart has benefited not only me but my entire family.
In 2008 I was admitted for degree in Pharmacy at Mbarara University of Science and Technology and I graduated in 2012. I then worked as a Pharmacist at R&T Pharmacy in Palisa, Kwikiriza Pharmacy in Iganga and Kampala Medical Chambers Hospital before my sponsor Maggie connected me to Supreme Care Pharmacy in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates where I have been working since 2017. MORE>
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We are a Charity dedicated to helping the people of Mityana in Uganda. This is one of the poorest countries in the world, and we want to make a difference to the lives of its people.
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We are pleased to say that due to the help of our supporters we are going from strength to strength! Please explore our website and have a look at the work we are doing. Your support and comments would be very welcome.
The Mityana Charity prides itself in that there are no paid officials in the UK running the Charity. All the administration in the UK is carried out by ordinary people donating hours of effort for no personal reward. 5% administration costs are taken from all donations to cover the costs of administering our charitable activities. The costs are mainly in Uganda where we employ staff to ensure that the charity is properly run; the only expenses in the UK are costs such as postage, bank transfers, printing and consumables.
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