shafic on the trip to queen elizabeth
September 2016 second term school holiday is just around the corner, and we can't think of a better way to honor you all who have given a sponsorship gift in your or someone else’s name to help some of the thousands of children living on the streets of Uganda.
A gift to Mama Africa the voice Uganda would help children like Shafic, age 12, who was found on the streets sleeping in an old car, whom people referred him to as a "Robber". Shafic narrates, "I never saw my father nor my mum so I never believed in parental Love. My Grandmother tried but she never had enough to sustain me in school so I was given to one who said she was my Auntie In this she used to lock me in the house she claimed that she was preventing me from walking away from home since I wasn't going to school."
But one day Shafic’s( Auntie) left the house unlocked, and walk away he did, towards the capital city of Kampala, then in makidnye "I came alone all the way, very scared since it had already grown dark. I kept looking back but no one was coming after me. God helped me and I got to this small town, which was still busy. However, people started closing their stores to return home.... I became very worried and afraid when I realized there were no people moving in that town any more. I was scared and I kept asking myself, what if sorcerors got me here, wild animals or dogs attacked me because I was seeing them move around?"
Eventually I got used to street life one day policemen and the local council found and offered to help him by taking him to Mama Africa the voice Uganda Drop-In Center in Kampala. At Mama Africa the voice Uganda Shafic says "I feel very safe here and okay now. I play with my friends, learn and also get food. I thank Mama Africa the voice Uganda because they are going to take me to my grandmother’s place to say hello and visit.”
On March 7th, shafic was accompanied by Mama Africa social workers to his grandmother’s home, where he received a very warm welcome. His grandmother praised Mama Africa for their "merciful heart", adding that nobody else would have done such an act of mercy.
Shafic's life was transformed with the help of Mama Africa the voice Uganda, and we couldn't do our work without the generous support of our donors like you. Thank you for your help in returning Shafic to a loving family. Won't you consider making another donation in honor of of any one in your family or your birthday? To donate, please go on global giving .org then type in Mama africa the voice Uganda.