Obwaagazi Child Sponsorship Program
Shadia is a 11 year old girl who lives in Lubaga, Uganda with her mother and older brother. Shadia’s father passed away when she was a young baby, leaving her mother to raise the two children on her own. Shadia had a stroke at 9 months old; her mother could not afford healthcare and did not know what to do with her, so she left her on the floor and locked her away every day. Shadia’s brother attends boarding school and her mother works long hours during the day as a waitress. Shadia has been left home alone and locked up since she was one year old. Due to Shadia’s trauma, her feet are deformed, her leg muscles are weak, and she has severe scoliosis. Shadia is unable to walk because she was never taught. A friend told Shadia’s mother about Obwaagazi Academy and she came to us with so much hope for the first time in her life as Shadia’s mother. We have the chance to change Shadia’s life by loving her and providing her with education, physical therapy, and speech therapy. Our staff are so excited to have Shadia join our family and we can’t wait to watch her progress at Obwaagazi Academy!