• Supporting over 100 children in Uganda

    Foundation 22STARS KIDS

  • Background Story 22STARS KIDS

    Kampala and Jinja in Uganda

    Why do the kids need you

    Aftermath of war with the LRA and extreme poverty

    Twenty years of civil war took a heavy toll on children. The parents from our kids fled during the war with the LRA and Joseph Kony from Northern Uganda to Kampala to seek refuge. They ended up living in the Acholi Quarter; an IDP (internally displaced) camp or better said slum area centered around several stone quarries. Even kids as young as three years old are crashing stones to earn money for food. Although there is peace now in Uganda, the battle against poverty in the Acholi Quarters continues. The parents of most of our kids are illiterate, traumatized, HIV positive, became pregnant at a very young age, and have to take care for a large family. Many of the kids lost one of their parents or even both and are taken care of by an aunt or uncle. They speak their local language from Northern Uganda - Luo - which is very different from the spoken languages in Kampala: English and Luganda. Although it is uncertain how much longer the people will be able to live on this piece of land, one thing is certain: the children need to learn as soon as possible how to read and write and learn English to have a chance to survive and have a better future. As we reached an amount of 80 sponsored children in the Acholi Quarter slum we expanded our project to the Danida slums, one of the poorest areas of Jinja town. This slum is located in the more Eastern part of Uganda, because of the prolonged drought people struggle to get food on the table. Just as in the Acholi Quarters there is no running water nor electricity and many people are HIV positive.

    The key to a bright future

    Educate a child, and you potentially educate the whole nation!

    With the Social Business 22STARS Jewellery we help the parents of the children in both Acholi Quarter slum and the Danida slum to earn money for a living by helping them with jewellery designs, selling their products internationally and teaching them small business skills. In addition part of the net profit of the 22TARS Jewellery store goes directly to the Foundation 22STARS to help the kids to go to school. As many children are orphans and families are large, the money the artisans earn with the jewellery business is not enough to pay school fees for so many children. We do still encourage the families to take responsibiliy for the children where possible, by for example letting them pay for an extra school sweater or plate, but the price of the school fees is just too much for people living in extreme poverty. Hence most children would never go to school. We don't want them to end up being illiterate, but to study and make a difference in their community. Education is the best solution to fight poverty and disease. We believe that if you educate a child, you potentially educate the whole nation! Therefore we took the burden away from the parents and care takers and we started the Foundation 22STARS to support the children to go to school.

     

     

     

    What the Foundation 22STARS does

    Organising weekly meals and longterm support

    In 2016 Stella Romana Airoldi -the founder of the Social Business 22STARS Jewellery - started a GoFundMe campaign and started looking for longterm sponsors for the kids in the Acholi Quarter. Within one year she managed to find long term sponsors for 70 children and as per April 2017 the Foundation 22STARS is established and the project expanded to the Danida slums. We have kids attending kindergarten, primary school and secondary school. Two kids are even in boarding school and four in an international school. We keep a close eye on the children and help them to succeed. We provide a couple of times a year food for all families in the Danida slums and at least once a week the children in Acholi Quarter come together at our office to play and receive a good meal with fish or meat. In addition we occasionally provide them with clothes and toys and where necessary we bring them to a hospital and pay medical bills. We regularly update the list with new children, so please keep coming back. You can make a general donation for food, clothes and medicine, or sponsor the school fees of a specific child long term!

     

  • How you can help

    Whether you make a one time donation or support a child over years, we need you!

    DONATE

    For food, medicine and clothes

    You can make a donation for food, clothes, toys and medicine supporting a number of kids through GoFundMe.com/22starskids Every Sunday all children eat together at our office thanks to the donations.

    VISIT

    Our project in Uganda

    Come to Uganda and visit our project in the Acholi Quarters in Kampala and the Danida slums in Jinja; please email to info@22stars.com. You can visit for a day, or even join one of our 3 weeks lasting SOCIAL IMPACT WORKATIONS to make a real difference! You can see by yourself the impact that we are making and help contributing.

    SPONSOR

    A specific child longterm

    Email us the name of the child that you want to support over several years with school fees. You will find a list below of children that need a sponsor. We will send you photos, email updates and report cards.

  • ESTIMATED COSTS TO SEND

    A CHILD TO SCHOOL

    "Education is the best solution to fight poverty and disease"

     

    Primary school kids are 150 euro a year / 50 euro per term / 12.50 euro per month 

    Secondary school kids are 450 euro a year / 150 euro per term / 37.50 euro per month

    International school kids are 435 euro a year / 145 euro per term / 36.25 euro per month

    Boarding school kids are 850 euro a year / 284 euro per term / 71 euro per month

     

     

    The fees are an average, money that we remain with will be used -together with the private and GoFundMe donations- for medicine/toys/clothes. If you like to send your sponsor child (or several children) a present or something else, you are more then welcome to do so and contact us.

     

     

  • HOW YOU CAN MAKE A PAYMENT

    By PAYPAL

    to stella.airoldi@gmail.com

    By direct bank transfer

    to S.R Airoldi NL84ABNA0616050704

  • These 10 children need a longterm sponsor

    The idea is to support a child at least until they finish their primary education (till P-7) or their Secondary education (till S-7). Once a child finishes primary school we will contact you whether you would like to continue with secondary school education. Please email us the name of the child you like to support and the questions you have. You can pay per term or per year. You will receive regularly updates, school reports and pictures.

    Kitaliwawe Shafic

    Shafic is born on 26 July 2001. He wants to become an engineer, because he wants to repair vehicles. His mother is 22STARS artisan Nanyanzi Rukia and his father is Kalisa Isa. Rukia is an amazing lady who is working in the past two years together with us, however she has many challenges in her life. Recently her husband left her for another woman, so now she is struggling to pay for the secondary schoolfees for Shaffic. He has one more brother.

     

    Shaffic is going to Modern Secondary School in Jinja. His schoolfees are 37.50 euro per month/ 150 euro per term/ 450 euro per year.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Samantha Wafula

    Samantha is born on 28 August 2012. She would like to become an engineer, because she wants to build houses for her parents and her siblings. Thanks to her parents David and Aidah Wafula, who were counceling Hiv positive women in the Acholi Quarter in Kampala we got to meet many women in the Acholi Quarter slum. For a new job David had to move to Jinja, and introduced us to the women living in the Danida slum, one of the poorest areas in Jinja were also Aida’s parents used to live. Life has been very challenging for Samantha’s parents, as she also has 1 more brother and 2 sisters.

     

    Samantha is going to P-1 and is going to an international school in Jinja. Her schoolfees are 37.50 euro per month/ 150 euro per term/ 450 euro per year.

    Mwaburi Morgan

    Mwaburi Morgan is born on 05 December 2002. He would like to become a doctor when he grows up, because he always loves doctors and also would like to treat the people in his community. His father’s name is Alvanze Meshack and his mother is Atim Scovia. His father was a soccer player from Kenya and abandoned him since he was a child. His mother is making jewellery by times for 22stars jewellery.

     

    Morgan is going to secondary 1 and lives in the Acholi Quarter slum in Kampala. His school fees are 37.50 euro per month/ 150 euro per term/ 450 euro per year.

    Ongala Brian

    Ongala Brian is born on 2 February 2000. He is going to senior 4 and hereafter he wants to do a driving course, so that he can work as a driver and help to care for his grandmother who is taking care of him. His mother is Achro Night and his father is Oryema Jenara, they both died from HIV/aids. Brian is living with his grandmother and is working together with her in the stone quarry to earn a living. He paid his own school fees, but is struggling very hard to have enough money for the following semesters, as the money he earns with crushing stones is very little and he takes care also of the other children living with his grandmother.

     

    Brian is going to secondary class 4 and lives in the Acholi Quarter slum in Kampala. His school fees are 37.50 euro per month/ 150 euro per term/ 450 euro per year.

    Ben Odero

    Ben Odero is born on 20 June 2006. He wants to become an electrician when he gets old, because he wants to earn money to take care of his family. His fathers name is Mako Khan Joseph and he is a farmer. He has to take care of many children as Odero has 4 sisters and 3 brothers.

     

    Ben Odero is going to P3- and his schoolfees are 50 euro per term, and thus 150 euro per year.

     

    Anna Mirembe

    Anna Mirembe is born on 16 January 1999. She would like to become a midwife, because she wants to help women in giving birth. Her mother’s name is Sarah Birayi and her father died many years ago. She has two sisters. Her mother is making paper bead jewellery for a living. Life was very challenging for Anna and she is very grateful now to be in highschool.

     

    Anna is in senior 3 and her schoolfees are 37.50 euro per month/ 150 euro per term/ 450 euro per year.

     

     

    Kisakye Angella

    Kisakye Angella is born on 21 November 2010. She would like to become a doctor when she grows up to help people. Her mother’s name is Kugumikiriza Suzan and her father is Kwewayo Fred. She has 2 sisters and 1 brother. Her mother is washing clothes for other people to earn a living and her father is a pastor.

     

    Angella is going to P-1 and her schoolfees are 50 euro per term, and thus 150 euro per year.

     

     

     

    Sarah Manjeri

    Sarah Manjeri is born on 14 June 2013. She would like to become a teacher, because she loves her teacher and wants to teach other kids too what she learned. Her mother's name is Nansade Caroline and her father's name is Much Ireland Titus. She has 1 brother and 1 sister and to earn a living her fathers is selling fish.

     

    Sarah is going to top class and her schoolfees are 50 euro per term, and thus 150 euro per year.

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    Kisakye Ivan

    Kisakye lvan is born on 17 October 2007. He would like to become a doctor when he grows up, because he would like to treat sick people. Ivan has a very large family; he has 4 brothers and 4 sisters. His mother's name is Annet Namwanse and his father's name is Kasozi Edward. His mother is making paper bead jewellery and his father is a boda boda (motorcycle) driver.

     

    Ivan is going to p-3 and his schoolfees are 50 euro per term, and thus 150 euro per year.

     

     

     

     

    Onoba Joshua

    Onoba Joshua is born on 15 March 2009. He would like to become an engineer when he grows up, because he wants to repair things. His mother's name is Onoba Harriet and his father is called Onoba Charles. His mother is making paper bead jewellery and his father is a security guard. He has 1 sister and 4 brothers.

     

    Joshua is going to p-1 and his school fees are 50 euro per term, and thus 150 euro per year.

     

     

     

  • These 95 kids found a longterm sponsor!

    We would like to thank all persons below for their kind hart! 2 of our kids go to boarding school, 6 to an international school, 13 to secondary school and the others to pre- & primary school!

    Ssekabira Hassan

    ZARA IMRIE

    Hassan is born 23 May 2003. His father died from Aids when he was only two months old. His father used to be a soldier. Hassan wants to become a soldier, just like his dad, because he also wants to protect people. Hassan grew up in Gulu in Northern Uganda and lived there with his grandparents. Since 2016 he is living with his mother – 22STARS artisan Beatrice Anane – and his five siblings in the Acholi Quarters in Kampala. His mother is HIV positive and suffered for a long time from goitre. She struggles to send all her kids to school, but is happy to have Hassan close to her again. Hassan loves living with his mother and siblings and is eager to hear more stories about his diseased father.

     

    Mwaka Walter

    ZARA IMRIE

    Walter is born 25 December 2008. Walters father was abducted by the LRA and died and his mother is somewhere in the village, waiting for her time to come as she is very sick. 22STARS artisan Alum Kevin is taking care of him. Walter wants to become a bus driver and mechanic when het gets older, because he wants to travel and take people with him to chat with. Walter was so happy when he received his schooluniform, he even wanted to sleep in it.

    Achayo Peace

    HEATHER KAVANAGH

    Peace is born on 3 December 1998. Peace was waking up every morning at 5 am and had to walk 2 hours to get to her school, and 2 hours back in the evening. However her sponsor Heather send her now to boading school and she is very very grateful for this. Peace is dreaming of a career in fashion. Her father died because of Aids and her mother - 22STARS artisan Susan Laker -is HIV positive and was displaced by the war in Northern Uganda to the Acholi Quarters in Kampala. In 10 years Peace sees herself becoming a social fashion entrepreneur and wants to give back to her community.

     

     

    Lenia Winnie

    A. J. SILVERS

    Winne is born on 14 May 2011. When she grows up she would like to become a doctor. When her stepdad got an accident and broke his both legs, it was doctors that helped him back on his feet. Winnie also wants to help others. Her mother is Ojiri Santina. Her father died when she was still a baby. Winne has 2 brothers and 1 sister. Her mother was forced into marriage with 14 and was only 15 years old when she got her first child. As a result, she had to abandon school completely after delivering and couldn’t find work.

    Monerach Stephen

    CHARLOTTE GROOTENBOER

    Stephen is born on 12 October 2012. Stephen wants to become a pilot and fly over the country. He is living with his grandmother -22STARS artisan -Alum Kevin. His father left to Sudan when he was still a baby. His mother Oroma Scovia went back to her village for a couple of months to give birth to her third child. Her plan was to come back and take care of Stephen herself again, however she still has not enough money to support herself and her family. So Alum Kevin continues taking care of Stephen and five other children. The little they have they give to the kids.

    Ocheng Emmanuel

    RONALD KANDELHARD

    Emmanuel is born on 17 January 2005. Emmanuel dreams of becoming a lawyer. When we asked him why he wants to become a lawyer, he said that they always speak the truth and that he wants justice. He has two brothers. His father died because of Aids and his mother is 22STARS artisan Stella Lanyero, who fled many years ago from the LRA in Northern Uganda. There was not always enough food on the table. Even Emmanuel had to suffer from bad food by times and got skin rushes and allergies before we started helping him and his family.

    Opio Joseph

    ANNE MARIE MULLER

    Joseph is born on 5 June 2009. Joseph wants to become a pilot, because he would love to fly and see the earth from the sky. Joseph is a full orphan, his father was abducted by the LRA and never came back. Josephs mother cannot take care of him, because she got remarried and her second husband doesn’t want him as they have already three other kids. He is living with the mother of his father –22STARS artisan Alum Kevin – since he was 2 years old.

    Ayoo Marcy Moreen

    ANNIKA SCHLEIFENBAUM

    Marcy is born on 7 March 2007. Marcy wants to become a teacher when she grows up.She wrote with chalk on the walls of all houses close to hers, to teach her younger sister and the other kids what she learned in school. Marcy has a younger sister and brother and is the daughter of 22STARS artisan Evalyn Adaro. Her mother used to sell some vegetables at the market, however as climate change has negatively affected agriculture, more especially the prolonged drought, she had not enough food anymore to sell. Food became quiet expensive and by times Marcy was without food several nights.

    Abalo Gloria

    ANNE MARIE MULLER

    Gloria is born on 30 November 2001. When we asked Gloria’s sister Marcy what she would like to become when she is older, she said a doctor. Gloria in response said that she wants to be in charge of the hospital and was teasing her sister a bit by saying that she wants to supervise her. But then with a more serious face Gloria explained that she wants to make sure that the public medicine is equally divided amongst all people. Gloria was born in Northern Uganda and lives since 2017 in Acholi Quarter in Kampala. She speaks her local language Luo and had difficulties in learning English and Luganda, the languages spoken in Kampala. Gloria's mother is 22STARS artisan Teddy who is HIV positive and her father died of Aids.

     

     

    Aloyo Mercy

    SIMONA SRAMKO

    Mercy is born on 7 March 2007. In 10 years she wants to become a doctor, because she would like to help sick people like her mother who is HIV positive and she told us that her father died of Aids. Mercy was born in Northern Uganda and moved just in 2016 to her mother who lives in the Acholi Quarters in Kampala; an internally displaced camp for the refugees who fled from the Lord Resistance Army many years ago. Mercy started school when she was already 9 years old. Before there was no money for this. She is very grateful that Simona is helping her.

     

    Adong Noreen Rose

    SONJA FEENSTRA-BRUINSMA

    Noreen is born on 12 February 2013. She would like to become a doctor when she grows up, because she loves that they help others and she would also like to do the same. She is the daughter of our 22STARS artisan Evelyn and her father is called Nicholas. She is the little sister of Ayoo Marcy. Noreen lives with her family in the Acholi Quarter slum in Kampala. Her mother fled during war from Northern Uganda to Kampala and is still facing many challenges. Her mother was struggling a lot to earn enough money to bring food on the table and by times she really did not know anymore what to do. She is very happy that we support her two daughters.

     

     

    Otim Joel

    ZARA IMRIE

    Joel is born on 10 October 2010.

    He is the third son 22STARS artisan Stella Lanyero. Stella herself was born in the Kitgum district in the North of Uganda, because of the war she could not afford to go to school and is analphabetic. She fled to Kampala, but since she doesn’t speak English or Luganda (the local language in Kampala) she gets heavily discriminated against on the labour market. Stella divorced her husband, because he was an alcoholic and didn’t care for the family. Stella is very grateful that her prayers were answered and that Joel and Emmanuel are going to school now and will have a different future.

     

    Mwaka Rio Xavier Jordan

    SAMANTHA MCGINLEY

    Rio is born on 1 January 2013. He wants to become an engineer when he grows up and is a very smart kid. Sometimes he comes to our office and also wants to start making paper beads, because he wants to buy more toys. His mother is Fiona Genevieve Aloyo and his father is Pierre Devaux. His father was a French soldier and run away, so he only has his mother. Because of his lighter skin colour many children are teasing him, so he learned at a very young age to stand up for himself. Thanks to his sponsor Samantha Rio is going to an international school!

     

     

    Masika Doricka

    ZARA IMRIE

    Masika Doricka is born on 9 April 2001. She would like to become a member of the parliament so that she can fight against corruption. Masika is the third child of our 22STARS artisan Susan Laker. Susan got her first child when she was only 13 years old and had to fled from the war in Northern Uganda to Kampala. Susan is teaching both her daughters how to give back to their community and she is so happy that – thanks to the sponsors Zara and Heather – they can go to school.

     

    Awili Daniela

    KATE DOGSON

    Daniela is born on 10 April 2011. She wants to become a doctor when she grows up. Because one day a friend got treated on her hand by a non certified doctor and got a very bad hand infection. Daniela says that there should be more certified doctors who not just play around. Her father is called Opio Robert and her mother is Auma Proscovia.

     

     

    Lawino Tenda Mercy

    NATHANEL-OSIRUS WOGGON

    Lawino is born on 9 March 2009. She wants to become a doctor when she grows up, because her parents have suffered a lot from sicknesses and are HIV positive, so when she is a doctor she can help them and the community. Her mother’s name is Auma Christine and her father’s name is Yeka Charles.

     

    Aloyo Mercy Victoria

    KASIA MISIOROWSKA

    Victoria is born on 9 March 2009. Victoria is very smart, but never was able to go to school until she was 10 years old. Victoria wanted to go to school so bad, that one day she run to our office and asked us to please pay her schoolfees and that she will make us very proud. Victoria wants to become a doctor when she grows up and focus on pregnant women. Her name “Aloyo” means you escaped death, she almost died in the belly of her mother. Her mother recently had another miscarriage and Victoria had to take care of her. Victoria asked her mother to please get sterilized, because another baby could mean her death. Her mother was crying, because she realized how smart her little daughter is. Victorias father is Ojok Celestino and her mother is Alice Charl.

    Okello Isaac

    SABRINA MULLER KROHE

    Okello is born on 21 December 2011. His father is a driver, and Okello wants to travel as much as he does, but not on the road, but in the sky. He wants to become a pilot, so he can fly a plane and travel all over the country. Okello also told us that he does not want to marry a black lady, but a white one, because he wants to have white children. His father is lweny Richard and his mother is Achan Grace.

     

    Ochaya Timothy

    BASTIAN BARAMI

    Timothy is born on 5 April 2012. He wants to become a driver when he grows up, because he wants to see a lot from the country and meet with many people. He is always smiling and running around. When Bastian Barami came from Germany they both fell in love with each other. Timothy could not stop touching Bastians beard and was very impressed with his tattoos and wanted to sit on his lap all day long. Timothy's father is Ojara Ivan and his mother is Achii Gloria.

    Atyang Sofia

    MARTIJN DE KLEERMAEKER

    Sofia is born on 31 October 2009. She wants to become a doctor when she grows up and help in particular people with epilepsy. Her mother has epilepsy, but did not have money for medication. So when her mother was pregnant with her she fell down very often, also on her belly. Everyone thought that the baby – Sofia – died in the belly. So the community got money together for an operation, to get the dead baby out. But then a miracle happened, Sofia was not dead but born alive and healthy. So she wants to become a doctor in order to help people with epilepsy. Her father is Oyet Issac and her mother is Anena Jennifer.

    Kumamira William

    BIRGIT PESTALOZZI

    This one is called Kumamira William and 10 years old. His mother’s name is Grace and his father is called Ayube Katuramu. Perhaps you remember him from one of our movies that we took in the stone quarry in Acholi Quarter. He was crushing stones together with his 3 and 5 year old brothers and his father. His mother left them when they were really young, because she got remarried to another man who was more wealthy and run away with him to make other kids. William never went to school, since he needs to help his father together with his little brothers to earn enough money to get some food. They earn just a couple of dollars a day and sometimes even go to bed without food. William wants to become a doctor when he gets older.

    Nakato Jennifer -twin 1a

    FAM. BEA PIRCHER

    Jennifer is born on 11 February 2011. Jennifer would like to become a nurse when she grows up, because nurses are kind and saved many lives.

    Jennifer has a twin brother called Francis. They are orphans. Their mother is called Harriet Nagita, but disappeared right after their birth and their father is unknown. They are living together with their grandmother next to the stone quarry. Their grandmother is crushing stones every day in order to put some food on the table. There has been no money to send them to school, but thanks to Family Bea Pircher, both twins are now able to go to school.

    Waswa Jeremy Francis - twin 1b

    FAM. BEA PIRCHER

    Francis is born on 11 February 2011. Francis would like to become a driver when he grows up, because he wants to improve transport in his community. Francis is the twin brother of Jennifer. They are orphans. Their mother is called Harriet Nagita, but disappeared right after their birth and their father is unknown. They are living together with their grandmother next to the stone quarry. Their grandmother is crushing stones every day in order to put some food on the table. There has been no money to send them to school, but thanks to Family Bea Pircher, both twins are now able to go to school.

    Ejoku Muhamusu

    BASTIAN BARAMI

    Eojki is born 10 August 1999. He is the son of 22STARS artisan Mary, who is a single mother and taking care of 5 children. Ejoki is already 17 years old, but only going to primary school, because there was never money for his school fees. He struggles in school, since he is surrounded by very young kids and already a bit younger. After primary school he doesn't want to continue studying, but start a course to learn a profession. He would love to become a pilot.

    Babala Moses

    JEAN SIBLEY

    Moses is born 28 August 2009. He would like to become a teacher when he grows up, so that he can tach his little ones. Moses is going now to Primary 2 and is already teaching other children in the stone quarry what he has learned in school. Moses lives with his aunt, the sister of his father, because his mother never married his father and left him behind after his birth, so she could go with another man. His father is called Nakiyoya Haderan. Moses does mis his parents a lot, but thankfully he gots supported now by Jean.

    Lubuwa Arafat

    THERESA GROTENDORST

    Arafat is born 29 July 2010. He wants to become a policeman when he grows up. Because when he sees a thief that steals something he wants to arrest that person. His mother is called Rukiya Amotti and his dad is called Lubuwa Badiru. Both his parents work in the stone quarry, crashing stones for little money to just buy food for him and his three brothers and sisters.

    Achayo Mary Loida

    LARISSA BECKER

    Lodia is born on 29 July 2010. When Loida gets older she would like to become a teacher. She is in primary 3 now and is already teaching her little sister and her friend Sofia. She is living with her auntie since three years now and hasn’t seen her mother since. Her father has never been in the picture, because he left her mother as soon as he found out that she was pregnant with Loida. Her mother is called Achan Florence and is about 40 years old and has diabetes, so in order to get medication she went living in Jinja, where her uncle takers care of her. Loida misses her mother and hopes she will come back one day.

    Akamumpa Joan

    THERESA LACHNER

    Joan is born on 6 October 2011. Joan wants to become a doctor when she grows up, so she can help people who have no money to get treatment and safe their life. She is an orphan and we found her working in the stone quarry together with her auntie crashing stones to earn money for food. Her mother died giving birth to her and she doesn’t know who her father is.

    Kinyera Ivan

    JOHANNES VOELKNER

    Ivan is born on 3 October 2005. He is a very smart and bright guy. Ivan wants to become a doctor when he grows up so he can help people to get better eyes. His father is Oyet Michael and his mother is Adong. When he was a baby his mother was crashing stones in the stone quarry and he was sitting on her back. Then a piece of a stone flew in his eye causing an infection, and since then he cannot see anymore with one eye. Ivan’s mother is still crashing stones in the stone quarry and they hardly earn enough money to survive, sending Ivan to school was therefore not possible. Ivan is excited to go to school.

    Atyang Derrick

    BASTIAN BARAMI

    Derrick is born on 11 August 1996. He is the first child of 22STARS artisan Susan Laker. Susan got him when she was only 13 years old and had to flew from the war in Northern Uganda to Kampala. Derrick did for a couple of months welding to earn money for a living, but they were not wearing any safety masks, so his eyes got infected, Derek would like to become a driver and Bastian Barami is helping him now paying the course to become one.

    Amolo Nelly

    ISABELLA INNIS

    Nelly is born on 1st October 2009. Nelly wants to become a nurse when she grows up, because they help people. She is an orphan, since her mother died of HIV aids and she never knew who her father is. Her mothers name is Apio Janet. She now stays whith her auntie who is also HIV positive. For a living her auntie crushes stones in the stone quarry and sells sometimes also paper beads. Nelly loves posing for pictures like a real model.

    Adeke Finella

    KARINA DELLI PAOLI

    Finella is born on 3 November 2008. When she grows up she wants to become a laywer because she admires justice.Her mother is Anginyo Gloria and her father is Mudde Owen.We met Finella working in the stone quarry, where she was crushing stones, to earn money for school fees. Her little brother Jumu and sister Shakira were also working in the stone quarry. When she grows up she wants to become a laywer because she admires justice.

    Gloria -twin 2a

    LEONIE MUELLER

    Gloria is born on 4 November 2010. Gloria is the twin sister of Mercy. Gloria wants to become a sister when she grows up, because sisters are so kind and they are no wrongdoers. Their mother is Ayoo Unice and her father is Achire Francis. Their father went to South Sudan 2 years ago and they have not heard from him since then. Because of the war that broke out in South Sudan the roads were blocked and he was not able to come back. Their mother works in the stone quarry and makes sometimes beads and sells them to earn some money to support the girls.

    Mercy -twin 2b

    LEONIE MUELLER

    Mercy is born on 4 November 2010. Mercy is the twin sister of Gloria. Mercy wants to become a teacher, because she likes the way her teacher treats her. Their mother is Ayoo Unice and her father is Achire Francis. Their father went to South Sudan 2 years ago and they have not heard from him since then. Because of the war that broke out in South Sudan the roads were blocked and he was not able to come back. Their mother works in the stone quarry and makes sometimes beads and sells them to earn some money to support the girls.

    Kasamba Simon Peter

    THOMAS SCHAMBERGER

    Simon is born on 29 August 2012. He would like to become a pilot when he grows up. His mother is called Namata Topista, and his father is called Sempa Laurance. Simon has still both his parents, they are both working in the stone quarry to survive. As they fled during war from Northern Uganda they did not had a chance to go to school. It's difficult for them to find a proper job, therefore they are very grateful that we give Simon the chance to study.

    Nyeko Justus

    HAYYAH MULLER

    Justus is born on 10 January 2013. Justus wants to become a teacher, because he wants to give other kids a pen to learn how to read and write. His father is Ayubu Katuramu and his mother who abandoned him and his brothers is called Grace. Justus was working together with his brothers and father in the stone quarry to earn money for food.

    Bacia Amina

    DIEGO ARAOS

    Amina is born on 10 October 2010. She wants to become a doctor so that she can take better care of her sick mother – 22STARS artisan Mary Ondoru. Last year Amina went to school without paying the schoolfees, so she was not allowed to take the exams and thus is still in the same class. When we started paying for her schoolterms she was crying from happiness. Amina said her prayers were finally heard and she wants to work very hard to become a doctor and take care of many people.

    Achelam Jeremy

    DANIEL WALZER

    Jeremy is born on 29 July 2012. He wants to become a surgeon doctor when he grows up, because it was a surgeon doctor who operated his mother while she was giving birth to him. His father is called Odongtto James and his mother is called Atim Sandra. He lives with both of his parents next to our office in the Acholi Quarter slums. Jeremy is a very smart little boy. Thanks to his generous sponsor he is going to an international school.

    Lamara Olivia

    DENIZ SAHIN

    Olivia is born on 10 March 2008. She would like to become a teacher when she grows up, because her parents did not go to school, they ended up working in the stone quarry. She doesn't want to work in the stone quarry and she also wants that other people get education. Olivia is the older sister of Naomi Laker. Her father is called Alfred Ochan and her mother is called Lalam Agnes.

    Laker Naomi

    DENIZ SAHIN

    Naomi is born on 8 August 2011. Like her younger sister Olivia, Naomi would also like to become a teacher when she grows up, because her parents are illiterate and she would like to teach them how to read and write. Her father is Ochan Alfred and her mother is Ialam Agnes, they are both working in the stone quarry in the Acholi Quarter.

    Anek Angle

    KARIN VAN MIERLO

    Angle is born on 13 October 2009. Angle would like to become a teacher so that she can teach other people when she grows up. She loves her teacher and wants to be like her. Angle is the sister of Sandra. Her mother’s name is Arach Helen and her father’s name is Okot Alfred, they are both working in the stone quarry.

     

    Ageno Sandra

    MAIKE COELLE

    Sandra is born on 4 October 2006. In her community many people are illiterate. Therefore also Sandra would like to become a teacher, so that she can teach others how to read and write. Her sister is Anek Angle. Her mother’s name is Arach Helen and her father’s name is Okot Alfred, they are both illiterate as during times of war there was no chance to go to school.

    Akena Denis

    BERN LEITSONI

    Denis is born on 10 October 2011. Denis would like to become a teacher so that he can teach people who have no money to pay the school fees - like his mother who never went to school. His mother’s name is Akello Night and his father’s name is Richard. Denis parents are struggling to put enough for on the table for all kids. When he joined our Sunday dinners it was even his first time ever to eat meat.

     

    Odong Jonathan

    PATRICK SCHöPFER

    Jonathan is born on 22 July 2009. He would like to become a driver when he grows up, because drivers are super friendly and he would love to travel. His mother’s name is Akumu Beatrice and his father’s name is Abokalam Johnson, they work in the stone quarry. .

    O’Kane Edmond

    ELMAR HAKER

    Edmond is born on 1st of January 2002. Edmond would like to become an accountant when he grows up. His mother’s name is Apio Christine, he doesn’t know who is father is, because his mom was taken by the LRA and she was sexually abused by different LRA rebels. Edmonds mom only returned home with him after two years. He is very happy that we are supporting him.

     

    Aber Immaculate

    ROMANA AIROLDI OOSTERBEEK

    Immaculate is born on 16 January 1996. She wants to become a fashion designer. When she was only 5 years old she already played with dolls and made clothes for them. Her life has not been easy, as she struggled with many illnesses and is still quite often sick and suffers from yellow fever by times. Also, she is only child as her mother -22STARS artisan Atim Alice – nearly died when giving birth to her and since then had to undergo various operations on her stomach.

    Akena Ben

    RAY QL

    Ben is born on 10 January 2007. He would like to become a pilot when he grows up. His mother’s name is Adule Jenifer and his father’s name is Mwaka John. Ben was working in the stone quarry with his parents to earn money for food and school fees. He is super grateful that we are paying now his fees, so that he doesn't has to work there anymore.

     

    Ochaya Emmanuel

    FELI AND MARCUS

    Emmanuel is born on 09 October 2010. Just like Ocheng Emmanuel he would like to become a lawyer when he grows up. Because he want to save justice.. His mother’s name is Oyella Doreen and his father’s name is Ojara Walter. Together with his parents Emmanuel had to work in the stone quarry to earn money to survive.

    Ethan Yeshua Solomon Wafula

    ANDREA MORGENSTERN

    Ethan is born on 20 August 2012. He would like to become an accountant. Thanks to his parents David and Aidah, who were counceling Hiv positive women in the Acholi Quarter in Kampala we got in contact with the families there. For a new job David had to move to Jinja and life has been very challenging for Ethan’s parents, as he also has three sisters and his parents are also taking care of their cousins. His mother Aidah is helping us managing the project in the Danida slums in Jinja. Ethan loves children and is very smart, thanks to his generous donor he is going to an international school.

     

    Achen Evelyn -twin 3a

    BLAKE DICIOCCIO

    Evelyn is born on 30 September 2001. She is the twin sister of Nicholas. She would like to become a teacher when she grows up. Her father died a long time ago and is called Ouma Paul and her mother is Ayoo Appolonia. Evelyn was working in the stone quarry crushing stones to earn money to pay her schoolfees. Evelyn is very thankful that Blake supports her now to to to high school.

    Opio Nicholas -twin 3b

    KERRY ARCHER

    Nicholas is born on 30 September 2001. He is the twin brother of Evelyn. He would like to become a doctor when he grows up. His father is Ouma Paul and his mother is Ayoo Appolonia. His father died a long time ago and he lives now with his mother and sisters and is the man of the house. He had to work with his sister in the stone quarry crushing stones to earn money for food. Nicholas is very grateful that Kerry is helping him with the school fees to attend high school.

     

    Ogen Wrote Edy

    KERRY ARCHER

    Edy is born on 22 December 2007. He would like to become a doctor when he grows up, because he loves helping people. His mother’s name is Akumu Beatrice and his father’s name is abokalam Johnson, they are both working in the stone quarry.

    Chan Ogura Patrick

    KERRY ARCHER

    Patrick is born on 20 November 2005. He is 13 years old but only going to primary 2, as there never has been money for his school fees. Patrick wants to get the certificate for primary 7 and then join a course because he joined school late, so by the time he finish primary school he will already be 18 and then rather do a course to learn a profession instead of highschool. He really wants to learn how to read and write and is super grateful for the opportunity he gets to finally go to school. His mother’s name is balo Christine and his father’s name is John.

     

    Lubangakene Jumu

    DUCO LE CLERC

    Jumu is born on 5 September 2010. Jumu wants to become an engineer when he grows up, so he can build better and stronger houses and earn more money. He doesn’t want to be poor like his parents and he said he is tired of doing stone quarrying to get something to eat. Jumu is the brother of Shakira and Finella. His mother’s name is Anginyo Gloria and his father’s name is Okungiga John. His father was a UPDF soldier and died in the war in Southern Sudan. His mother is a house girl and works mostly till late at night to support the family.

    Adong Shakira

    EDO GILLISEN

    Shakira is born on 5 April 2007. Shakira would like to become a fashion designer when she grows up and the first clothes that she will make she wants to donate to needy children like herself. She used to crash stones together with her brother Jumu to earn money for schoolfees and food. Her mother is Anginyo Gloria and fher father is Okungiga John. Her father was a UPDF soldier and died in the war in Southern Sudan. Her mother is a house girl and works mostly till late at night to support the family.

     

    Obin Emmanuel

    ALEXANDRA ZUBER

    Emmanuel is born on 25 December 2014. He is still very young, but knows already that he wants to become a teacher when he grows up. He wants to teach his parents how to speak English and how to read and write. He also wants to help the other elderly in his community who are illiterate. His father is Opio Robert and his mother is Auma Proscovia. His mother is working for 22STARS Jewellery to earn a living for her large family. Emmanuel will be going to baby class.

     

    Onyunk Simon Benjamin

    CAROLIN HAASE

    Benjamin is born on 9 February 2010. He would like to become a doctor when he grows up, because when his father was knocked by a car he was taken to a hospital and there were no qualified doctors to treat him. By the time his father was taken to a bigger hospital it was too late, so they had to cut off one leg. Benjamins father’s is Okidi Faustino and his mother’s is Adong Neckolina. Both of his parents are making beads out of recycled paper, and by times they work for 22STARS Jewellery. Benjamin is going together with Joshua to St. Maria Mulumba primary school and is in the first class.

    Okidi Joshua

    MARIANNE VAN SOLT

    Joshua is born on 27 December 2011. Joshua would like to become a teacher when he grows up, so that in the future there will be many teachers, so there will be enough teachers for every school and everyone in the country. His father is Oyugi Jacob and his mother is Amolo Stella. Joshua goes to St. Maria Mulumba primary school together with Benjamin and he is in the first class.

     

    Akot Elizabeth

    MARCO BREITENSTEIN

    Elizabeth is born on 20 March 2012. Elizabeth would like to become a model when she grows up. And she is already doing a good job in becoming one, when we gave her new clothes she was parading up and down the street of Acholi Quarter slum as it was a catwalk. Her mother is called Achayo Nancy and her father is Kilama Justin; her father is a builder and her mother rolls paper into beads.

     

    Tendon Shalot Kayesu

    LIN PHAM

    Tendon is born on 01 January 2012. She would like to become a doctor when she grows up. Her mother is called Katayomba Juliet and her father is called Iwaze God. Tendons parents fled from Rwanda to Uganda during the genocide and are living also in the Acholi Quarter slum. To earn a living her parents are farming. Tendon is going to baby class.

    Atugonza Prisca

    MAARTJE BRINKMAN

    Prisca is born on 15 November 2011. Prisca would like to become a doctor, because when her mother gave birth to her she was operated and the doctor that helped her mother told her that she would like Prisca to become a doctor. When Prisca was 4 years old her mother told her this story and she liked it a lot. Her father is called Alfred and her mother is called Ajok Monika. Her parents are making paper beads; her father cuts the paper and her mother rolls the paper into beads. Prisca goes to middle class.

    Lamara Jennifer -twin 4a

    GABY GIOIA

    Jennifer is born on 12 May 2014 and the twin sister of Michel. Jennifer would like to become a teacher when she grows up, because her teacher loves children and she loves her teacher too. Her mother is Achan Jakky and her father is Okello Patrick, they all work in the stone quarry.

    Obote Michel -twin 4b

    GABY GIOIA

    Michel is born on 12 May 2014 and is the twin brother of Jennifer. Just like his sister he also wants to become a teacher, because he loves his teacher a lot. His mother is Achan Jakky and his father is Okello Patrick, they all work in the stone quarry.

    Apio Eunice

    LIN PHAM/ LöWENCREW MALLE

    Eunice is born on 9 November 2010. Her mother is called Busingye Winnie and her father is called Otyeno Lameck. She would like to become a police woman when she grows up because she wants to keep peace and justice in her country. Eunice is the cousin of Tendon Shalot Kayesu. Her mom works in a saloon and is from Rwanda and her dad is from Uganda. She goes to primary 3.

    Kabakama Blessing

    LIN PHAM/ LöWENCREW MALLE

    Blessing was born on 20 December 2008. She would like to become a laywer when she grows up, because she wants to save justice in Rwanda. Her family ran away from Rwanda during the genocide and the war between the Hutus and Tutsis. Her mother is called Asasira Annet and her father is called Katangwa Godfrey. She is also Rwandese and a cousin of Apio Eunice and Tendon Shalot. Her parents are holding cattle. She goes to primary 4.

    Onama Chris Ongom

    LIN PHAM

    Chris is born on 31 May 2013. He would like to become an engineer when he grows up. He wants to design concrete strong houses, not like the ones they got in the Acholi Quarter slum that he is living in. His father is Ongom Patrick and his mother is Achola Doreen. His father also works for 22STARS jewellery, he is cutting the paper for the beads. Chris is going to middle class in Kampala.

    Angom Polline

    RICARDO ROSSA

    Polline is born on 10 February 2010. Polline would like to become a nurse when she grows up, because she watched many children getting sick and lacking nurses to help them. So, she would like to become a nurse to help the community. Her mother is called Achan Scovia and her father is Ojok Amos; they all work in the stone quarry. Polline goes to Primary 2.

    Okidi Celestino

    RICARDO ROSSA

    Celestino is born on 25 January 2010. He would like to become a doctor and help the community when he grows up. He saw once a woman giving birth on the road when he was walking with his mother. He asked his aunt why the woman was crying, and his aunt explained him that the woman needed a doctor to help, but that there was none available. So, that made him decide to become a doctor when he grows up. His father’s name is Alfred. He is going to top class.

    Nakato Precious -Twin 5a

    KATJA BALLERSTEIN

    Precious is born on 20 November 2010 and is the twin sister of Babirye. Just like her sister she would love to become a doctor when she grows up, as many people in her community are sick and she wants to help them. Their mother is called Scovia Kwagala and their father is Mukisa Richard. Since 2016 their mother started making jewellery for the 22STARS jewellery store to earn extra money for her family and by times we hand out food to the families. As the twins have 3 more sisters and 2 brothers, their parents struggle to earn enough for food and school fees. Precious is going to Primary School in Jinja.

    Babirye Praise - Twin 5b

    KATJA BALLERSTEIN

    Praise is born on 20 November 2010 and is the twin sister of Precious. Just like her sister she would love to become a doctor when she grows up, as many people in her community are sick and she wants to help them. Their mother is called Scovia Kwagala and their father is Mukisa Richard. Since 2016 their mother started making jewellery for the 22STARS jewellery store to earn extra money for her family and by times we hand out food to the families. As the twins have 3 more sisters and 2 brothers, their parents struggle to earn enough for food and school fees. Praise is going to Primary School in Jinja.

    Kisakye Marriam

    ERNA MÜLLER

    Marriam is born on 3 March 2008. She would like to become a nurse when she grows up, as she saw her mother in hospital a few times struggling to give birth to a new baby. Her favourite colour is pink and she has two sisters and three brothers. Marriams father is called Himigu Jonah and her mother is called Nazula Eva. Her mother is one of the 22STARS artisans in the Danida slums who makes jewellery for the 22stars store. When she is not making jewellery she bakes pancakes that she sells on the street. Marriam is going to Primary School in Jinja.

    Promise Buterezi    

    DIEGO ARAOS

     

    Promise is born on 22 February 2010. When we were taking pictures of the children to find a sponsor, he was crying because he also wanted his picture taken to go to school. Promise wants to become a pilot when he grows up, because he wants to fly with his friends in an airplane. Since Promise has two sisters and three brothers his parents are not able to send all children to school. His mother is 22STARS artisans Irene Irama and his dad is Stephen Irama. His father is selling old clothes and his mother makes jewellery in the Danida slums and is also a pastor in the church. Promise is in P-1 in Jinja.

    Muwereza Jason

    JANINA BREITLING

    Jason is born on 8 November 2014. He would like to become an engineer when he grows up, because he wants to repair cars. His mother is called Kauda Scovia and his dad is Mwesigwa Alex. His mother makes jewellery for the 22STARS store in the Danida slums and bakes small pan cakes to sell on the streets. He has 1 sister and 1 brother. Jason is going to baby class in Jinja.

    Tumusize Isaiah Waiswa – Twin 6a

    KERRY ARCHER

    Waiswa is born on 29 June 2013 and the twin brother of Kato. He would like to become a lawyer in order to help people. His mother is called Auma Olivia and his father is Ouma Moses. His mother makes jewellery in the Danida slums for the 22STARS store and his father is selling old clothes. Besides his twin brother he has two more brothers and two sisters. Waiswa is going to baby class in Jinja.

    Isaac Muwelenza Kato – Twin 6b

    KERRY ARCHER

    Kato is born on 29 June 2013 and the twin brother of Waiswa. He would like to become an engineer when he growns up, because he wants to repair roads. His mother is called Auma Olivia and his father is Ouma Moses. His mother makes jewellery in the Danida slums for the 22STARS store and his father is selling old clothes. Besides his twin brother he has two more brothers and two sisters. Kato is going to baby class in Jinja.

    Mube Sharon

    ROSE OLSON

    Mube Sharon is born on 18 September 2013. In 2016 Jack Yakubu Nkinzingabo took a picture of her in the Acholi Quarter slum. We tried to look for her for some time, but she had been gone back to South Sudan where she is originally from. However as the war in South Sudan is still very bad, Sharon had to fled again with her family back to Acholi Quarters. Life has been super though for her. She is going now for the first time to school and is very excited. She would love to become a caterer when she grows up, because she loves cooking. Her father is called Watum Geoffrey and her mother is called Akello Joyce. Sharon will be going to primary 1 and lives in the Acholi Quarter slum in Kampala.

    Muwereza Shira

    Adriane van Houten

    Shira is born on 4 September 2010. She wants to become a police woman, because she would like to keep law and order. Shira is leaving with her aunti, as both parents left her. Her mother is Nandago Catherine, she disappeared after she was born so did her father Faizo. Shira is going to middle class in Jinja.

    Adikini Tracy

    Elisa Araos

    Tracy is born on 1st July 2006. She would like to become a doctor, because she wants to be able to treat sick people. Her father is called Opio Nathan and her mother is Akummu Erina. Her mother is one of the 22STARS artisans in the Danida slums who makes jewellery for the 22stars store; her father disappeared many years ago. She has one sister and one brother. Tracy is going to P-3 in Jinja.

    Ajidiru Easter

    Sofia Araos

    Ajidiru Easter is born on 1st March 2008. Easter would like to become a teacher when she grows up. Her father is called Aguzu John and her mother is called Akuru Rally. Her dad is a boda boda (motor cycle) driver and her mother does some farming. Easter is going to P-1 and lives in the Acholi Quarter slum in Kampala.

    Zowena Nanbozo

    Daniela Araos

    Zowena is born on 4 January 2012. Zowena wants to become a chef cook, because she loves food and wants to make it. Her mother is called Kisakye Zowena and her dad is Opulusi Charles. Her father run away from the family and she is living with her mother and has 1 brother and 1 sister. Her mother is one of the 22STARS artisans in the Danida slums who makes jewellery for the 22stars store. Zowena is going to baby class in Jinja.

    Odongo Ezera

    Elsa Guenin

    Ezra is born on 3 December 2010. Ezra would like to become an engineer, because she would like to build a house for her mom. Her mother is 22STARS artisan Suubi Florence and her father is Owani Alfred and works as a boda boda driver. Besides making jewellery her mother also cleans houses. Ezra is in top class in Jinja.

    Natogo Mercy

    Elsa Guenin

    Natogo Mercy is born on 20 April 2010. Natogo Mercy is the sister of Katumba David and they are orphans. She would like to become a bus driver when she grows up, because her father used to be a trailer driver before he died. Her mother is called Akello Sharon and her father is Wamala David, both her parents died and therefore she is living now with her aunt. Natogo is going to primary 1 and lives in the Acholi Quarter slum in Kampala.

    Katumba David

    Elsa Guenin

    Katumba David is born on 11 February 2008. Katumba David is the brother of Natogo Mercy and they are orphans. Like his sister he also would like to become a driver when he grows up. His father is called Wamala David and his mother is called Akello Sharon, they both died when he was still very young. He is living with his aunt, who like him works in the stone quarry to earn a living. Katumba goes to primary 2 and lives in the Acholi Quarter slum in Kampala.

    Aloka Ruth Jemina

    Zara Imrie

    Jemina is born on 15 June 2011. She would like to become a lawyer, because she wants to save justice. Her mother is Ginowell Lydia and her father is Odongo Denis. Her mother is one of the 22STARS artisans in the Danida slums who makes jewellery for the 22stars store. Jemina has three sisters and two brothers. Jemina is in top class in Jinja.

    Buyinzinga Esther

    Stefanie Polarczyk

    Esther is born on 5 October 2009. She would like to become a nurse, because she wants to treat people and make them better. Her mother is called Apolot Rosemary and her dad is Kirya Patric. Her mother is making jewellery in the Danida slums for the 22STARS store and her father has no work. She has 2 sisters and 4 brothers. Esther is in P-5 in Jinja.

    Inzukuru Evelyn

    Jeanne Muller

    Inzukuru Evelyn is born on 15 February 2000. Evelyn wants to become a doctor when she grows up, because she would like to treat her mother who is having HIV/Aids. Her father is called Odeke Patrick and her mother is Wanican Lilian. Her father died of HIV/Aids. Evelyn works together with her mother in the stone quarry to earn a living. Evelyn got send home a few times from school, because she was not able to pay the full sum for her school fees. Evelyn is going to secondary 2 and lives in the Acholi Quarter slum in Kampala.

    Mukama Arafat

    Samantha McGinley

    Arafat is born on 8 February 2001. He would like to become a doctor when he grows up, so that he can treat his sick mother Anena Beatrice, who is a 22STARS artisan in the Acholi Quarter slum. Arafat is helping us serving food to all children every Sunday. As the school fees for secondary school are expensive, he is crushing stones in the stone quarry to earn some money. His father is Ngobi Majjidu but he doesn’t know him.

    Odongkara Aaron

    Benjamin Spring

    Odongkara Aaron is born on 10 October 2011. He would like to become a doctor when he grows up, because he loves doctors. His father’s name is Atema Daniel and his mother’s name is Akello Jacky. His mom works for the Chinese as a cook and his father abandandoned him before he was even born. He is going to primary 1 and lives in the Acholi Quarter slum in Kampala.

    Mununuzi Lucky

    Michael Krens

    Lucky is born on 21st May 2008. She would like to become a doctor when she grows up, to help her mother and other ladies to give birth. Her mother is called Nabirye Joy and her father is Lubega Steven. She has one sister and two brothers. Her mother is making jewellery for the 22STARS store and sells charcoal and her father is a boda boda driver. Lucky is in P-3 in Jinja.

    Sanya Eriot

    Lydia Baikalova

    Eriot is born on 5 February 2007. He wants to become a doctor to help people. His mother is 22STARS artisan Kasada Faith and his father is Bwire Nicholas, but left the family. Eriot is living with 4 brothers. Eriot is in P-3 in Jinja.

    Irama Isaac

    Sara Klapper

    Isaac is born on 4 January 2006. He would like to become a teacher when he grows up, because he loves teaching children. His favourite colour is blue and his favourite animal is a dog. His father is called Steven Irama and his mother is called Irene Irama. Irene is a 22STARS artisan living in the Danida slums. Since 2016 she is making jewellery for the 22stars jewellery store and we support her family by times with food. Isaac has 3 sisters and 2 brothers and therefore their parents are struggling to be able to pay the school fees of all children. Isaac is going to P- 5 in Jinja.

    Alvanze Kenneth

    Francois-Julien Alcaraz

    Alvanze Kenneth is born on 19 January 2008. He would ilke to become a teacher when he grows up, because he wants to teach the adults in his community who are illiterate. Kenneth has never met his father as he was an ex footballer player and went back to Kenya. His mother is Atim Scovia, she used to be part of the 22STARS team for some years, but thanks to our support she works now as a local police crime preventer. However, as she doesn't get paid that much, she is still living in the slum area and struggles to pay school fees and additional costs. Kenneth goes to primary 5 and lives in the Acholi Quarter slum in Kampala.

    Ongaya Moses

    Marc Somers

    Ongaya Moses is born on 4 April 2011. Moses dream is to become a pilot when he grows up, because he always has wanted to fly a plane and reach different countries. His mother is Ayaa Paska and his father is Komakech John Bosco. Both his parents work in the stone quarry and sometimes the mother works in the lady’s saloon to earn a living. Moses will be going to primary 1 and lives in the Acholi Quarter slum in Kampala.

    Akello Daphine

    Pascal Knoll

    Akello Daphine is born on 5 November 2009. Her dream is to become a doctor, because she wants to help sick people feeling good again. Her father is Akena Samuel and her mother is Adikini Immaculate. Her father cuts paper for the jewellery and her mother is making beads and sells them also to 22STARS jewellery. Daphine is going to primary 2.

    Kyomugista Babra

    Keith Commins

    Babra is born on 2 May 2008. He would like to become a doctor, because he wants to help his grandmother who is always sick. His father is Dickson Kolesa, but run away from the family years ago; his mother is Nina Habiew Suzan and jobless. Babra has one sister and 2 brothers. Babra is going to P-5 in Jinja.

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