Born: July 2004
Emmanual is a boy from Northern Uganda, an area devastated by civil war and the LRA. Emmanual’s father abandoned the family when he was young leaving his mother to care for the children alone. Emmanual’s mother tries hard but she cannot send the children to school without assistance.
Now attending the Hope School at Calo Me Lare “”Village of Redemption”” Emmanual is safe, has nutritious meals, attends school, has access to medical attention and receives spiritual/character mentorship.
Emmanual enjoys attending school and hopes to become a teacher so he can encourage the youth of Uganda.
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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.