"After the separation of my parents, my dad remarried. My step mom mistreated me by beating me and not giving me food. I didn't know where my mom was and my dad didn't care what was happening in my life. The abuse at home forced me to come to the streets.
Now, I want to become a Pastor, and for me to do this, I desire to go back to school.”
Mike’s dream: To become a pastor.
When we heard Mike’s story we immediately thought of how many kids can’t wait to get out of school, but there are millions who would give a lot just for the opportunity to get in. Education can be the difference between changing a life, or not.
Fact: School fees are not covered by taxes in Uganda like they are in Canada. Every child must pay $~350/year to go to school. For many children, that makes education out of reach. For ~$1.00/day we can put a new future in the hands of a child like Mike, simply by sending them to school.