About Silas

Born: September 2003

Silas is a teenage boy from Northern Uganda, an area devastated by civil war and the LRA. Silas has experienced much sorrow in his young life and was abandoned by his parents when he was only seven years old. Now at Calo Me Lare “Village of Redemption” Silas is safe, has nutritious meals, attends school, has access to medical attention and receives spiritual/character mentorship. Silas is doing well in school and is very good at taekwondo.

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Silas (U56)

Lira, Uganda

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.