Educate 200 War & HIV/AIDS-Orphaned Ugandan Girl

by Platform for Labour Action (PLA)
Jan 18, 2011



Abeja Eunice is 16 years old in senior one at Savior’s secondary school.

Eunice has two brothers George Owiny 13 years in primary seven, Oken Tony 10 years in primary four, the two sisters are Ajwang Dorcus 19 years old and Apio Evaline who is already married.

My  parents both died during the war, my mother met her fate as she had gone out of home to find some food for the family, this is where the rebels found and killed her’’ she sadly narrated.

‘’My father also disappeared at the same time and we never saw his body or even heard from him which made us think he was perhaps killed, she continued to narrate her sad story.

Eunice and her siblings were taken care of by their paternal uncle Oburalceh Tom who took over the responsibility after their parents had passed away.

The family stayed in Erute camp for close to six years and through their uncle tried to pay for them school fees at Lira army primary school, it was so hard for him since there was hardly any money, th PLA identified  Eunice from the Erute Camp  and started supporting her education .

‘’PLA started paying for my school fees from Primary Four Third term to date, am now in senior one and am so happy that am still in school.’’ Icompleted primary seven in 2009.

Oburalceh tom, Eunice’ paternal uncle is so appreciative of the support that comes for PLA to her daughter. In a conversation with him, he said that he has tried to put Eunice into boarding school so that she can perform better without any difficulty but it’s becoming so hard for him since he is going old.

Eunice’ performance is encouraging and has showed efforts of improving.

 According to her progress report, Eunice was the 38th out of 250 students and some of her best performed subjects were physics 62%, religious education 62% and also English at 62%.

“ Iam grateful to PLA for putting me in school and I hope PLA will assist me in accomplishing my dream of becoming a nurse.

According to Eunice in order for her to maintain and improve on performance

‘Iam always sent home due to none payment of extra fees which amount to 80,500 Uganda shillings ($40) that caters for electricity and  my meals of  66,000 Uganda shillings($30) every three months.

If  the above  is met Eunice believes she will accomplish her dream of becoming a nurse.


Eunice needs continuous counseling and support and guidance in regards to the loss of her parents and her performance in school.

This report was compiled by Susan Ejang, PLA  Field Officer Lira

November 2010.


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Platform for Labour Action (PLA)

Location: Kampala, Uganda - Uganda
Project Leader:
Lilian Keene-Mugerwa
Executive Director
Kampala, Uganda
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