Having been abandoned by her mother at a tender age of 2, Ashley Miriam Namutebi was taken to SOS Children’s Villages Entebbe early in 2004, where she has been raised in a loving home since.
As she has grown up, she has demonstrated a hardworking character while at home on school breaks and during school days. She loves to do house chores whenever she isn’t revising her books. Ashley also loves to sing, dance and read.
Ashley has always emerged top of her class. Her favorite subjects are English and Mathematics. Having excelled with 6 aggregates in the just-released PLE results, Ashley hopes to join Gayaza High School as she aspires to become a doctor and work with the SOS Community, within which she has been raised. Ashley aced the PLEs with 2 in English, 1 in Mathematics, 1 in SST and 2 in Science.
Similarly, Bridget Nazziwa was taken on by SOS Children’s Villages in Kakiri while she was much younger. Bridget beat the odds and scored 6 aggregates in the PLEs last year.
These two SOS children are just some of the thousands of orphaned and abandoned children who have been taken on by the childcare organization. SOS Uganda helps children and vulnerable community families rebuild their lives by providing hope and loving homes. Children who are taken on by the organization are fitted into normal family settings with an SOS Mother and 9-10 brothers or sisters with whom they grow until they are 23 years old.
SOS Children’s Villages Uganda has been operational for the last 25 years and has villages in four locations in Uganda; Gulu, Fort Portal, Kakiri and Entebbe. Speaking with pride on the candidates’ good performance, Olive Birungi Lumonya, SOS Uganda National Director couldn’t hide her excitement. “We are extremely proud when these children excel. When they come to SOS, they become our children and we become their parents. For us, this is a big milestone because it shows what a difference we are making in their vulnerable lives.” Ms. Lumonya added that the SOS Hermann Gmeiner educational institutions that operate in the four Ugandan locations are above standard and are open to the public.