There are over two million orphans in Uganda and over 50% of Uganda’s population is under the age of 15. Many countries, including Uganda, in Africa have been ravaged and torn apart by AIDS and war leaving millions of innocent children on the streets and without a family. Many of these children find their way to the inner city and join a gang inside a ghetto just to survive. The streets are littered with abandoned and/or orphaned children. Many die from malnutrition and starvation. Others die from diseases such as malaria and typhoid. Their numbers are too great and yet they are an unnumbered population. They have become to their society, disposable. However, there are those who refuse to accept these facts as the only answer. Kids Inspiring Kids plans on “Inspiring Nations One Life at a Time”.
Monday, January 9, 2017
Place of Refuge Village: A New Year, A New Hope
2017 is the year we break ground.
2017 is the year lives will be changed forever.
Kids Inspiring Kids has been laying the foundational groundwork in Uganda for the past ten years and now it is time. Our investment into this country and into these people has always been to establish a forever change. That takes time.
In 2006 when KIK was initially founded, if you were to ask the same people we work with now what their hope for the future was, their answer would be something along the lines of leaving Africa to have a better life. Now, armed with new skill sets and a hope for the future, they realize they can change the current world that they live in. Little by little there have been changes, both tangible and not. These Acholi people are ready to create a life for themselves where they can safely raise a family, and contribute to the community around them.
In 2017, this will now be a reality for them. They can feel it and so can we.
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