Angela has a diploma in catering from Father Bodewig Vocational School, Prossy Nangobi will graduate soon with a diploma in Business Administration, Zaina will graduate as a child development worker and dreams of starting a kids day care center, then Creenza will graduate with a certificate in civil engineering to mention a few.
A Message from Esther
A Message from Prossy
Barbra’s father was forcing her to get married at an early age of 14 years claiming he had no money to educate her. Marrying off Barbra would earn him a bride price and that would mean one mouth less to feed in his poor homestead.
Barbra didn’t like the idea so she ran away from her home village to Town in search of any odd job. She got a job as a housemaid with a large extended family. There she was being mistreated so she came to Rosette asking for the same job. Rosette took her on, but after 3 months she realized Barbra was too young to manage 20 other children.
They decided Barbra should go back to school and take a vocational course. She got a placement with Nile Vocational Institute and took a course in cosmetology. Barbra has graduated and works as a tutor with Father Bodewig Vocational Insititute. She got married to a young man who is a clinical officer and together they have a lovely baby girl, Sheila.
Paul lost his parents. He lived with his grandmother who also passed on. From there he started moving from home to home. By the time he came to Pearls Children’s Home, he was stranded and trying all sorts of odd jobs to survive.
He has been with us since senior one and has been through Jinja Vocational College where he qualified with a certificate in mechanical engineering. He got a job at Source of the Nile Hotel in the department of events management. He has moved out and rents two rooms.
Claire lived with a sick, drunken and abusive father. Many nights he would come home drunk and beat her or harass her which forced her many times to spend nights at the neighbors or even outside.
The community and local council leaders, concerned about her situation, approached Pearls Children’s Home to help. We took Claire in and she has graduated in textile technology from Nile Vocational Institute.