Born: January 2006
Dickens is a young boy from Northern Uganda, an area devastated by civil war and the LRA. Tragically, both of Dickens’ parents were killed by the LRA when they attacked their refugee camp leaving him a complete orphan. Now at Calo Me Lare “Village of Redemption” Dickens is safe, has nutritious meals, attends school, has access to medical attention and receives spiritual/character mentorship. Dickens is described as a brave and outgoing young boy.
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Northern Uganda has suffered through 25 years of war due to the insurgency of Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army. The unrest has destabilized the region for decades prohibiting it from developing an infrastructure to support its people. As a result of this war, and the ongoing epidemic of AIDS and malaria, there is estimated to be over 3 million orphans in Uganda. Project Hope Worldwide’s work in this region has involved establishing an orphanage, schools, a medical clinic, vocational training programs, and local churches to support the people.