Obwaagazi Child Sponsorship Program
Catherine is a 7 year old girl with autism from Mbiko, Uganda who lives with her mother, father, and sister. Catherine and her family moved to Mbiko from Kampala last year and they did not realize there were any services for children with disabilities in the Jinja area until her mother stumbled upon our Obwaagazi website. Catherine was diagnosed with autism at three years old by a major hospital in Kampala, Uganda.
Her mother’s biggest wish is that Catherine will learn independent living skills. Catherine is non-verbal and spends the majority of her time engaging in self stimulatory activities. She loves to listen to music and dance and prefers to play with toys independently.
Obwaagazi Academy is Catherine’s first opportunity to attend school and her mother is so excited for Catherine to learn, grow, and have this opportunity. We are so happy to have Catherine join our Obwaagazi family.