Sosi lives with his father and his mother. His father is sometimes employed as a farmer and his mother is sometimes employed as a farmer. Sosi works at home carrying water, gathering firewood and teaching others. There are 4 children in the family.
For fun, Sosi enjoys soccer, playing with cars and singing. He attends church activities, Bible class and youth group regularly and is in primary school where his performance is average.
Your love and support will help Sosi to receive the assistance he needs to develop his potential. Please pray for him.
Sosi lives on the plains of Nawanjuki, home to approximately 7,400 residents. Typical houses are constructed of mud and have thatched roofs. The primary ethnic group is Bantu and the most commonly spoken language is Lusoga.
The regional diet consists of maize, beans, fish, cassava, sweet potatoes, bread and rice. Common health problems in this area include malaria, colds, skin rashes, diarrhea and HIV/AIDS. Most adults in Nawanjuki are unemployed but some work as farmers and earn the equivalent of $13 per month. This community needs educational materials, recreation centers and income-generating activities.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Nawanjuki Child Development Center to provide Sosi with Bible teaching, health education, supplementary food, health screening, sports, field trips, community service opportunities, tuition, school supplies and livelihood skills training. The center staff will also provide positive parenting seminars, meetings, home visits and health and hygiene education for the parents or guardians of Sosi.
Straddling the equator, Uganda has a diverse terrain with plains, forests, lakes, swamps and mountains. Much of the south is forested and most of the north is grassland. The country's high altitude moderates the tropical climate. The population is largely rural; its density is highest in the south.
Uganda is made up of a hodgepodge of African natives where no one ethnic group dominates. Forty-two percent of Ugandans are Protestant, almost another forty-two percent are Catholic, and about twelve percent are Muslim. English is the official language and other languages, such as Luganda, are used for small-scale commerce. Sub-Saharan Africa, where Uganda lies, bears the heaviest burden of the AIDS epidemic. In this region approximately 22 million children and adults are living with HIV/AIDS; approximately 940,000 of these are Ugandan.
By the fifteenth century, the Buganda kingdom ruled much of what is now central Uganda. European explorers entered the area in 1862. Following civil war, a British protectorate took control in 1896. Independence movements of the 1950s came to fruition in 1962 when Uganda was granted self-rule. In 1971, army commander Idi Amin took control through a coup, looting the country and killing an estimated 300,000 during an eight-year reign of terror. An invasion by the Tanzanian army in 1979 overthrew Amin and the country went through a period of instability where governments arose and were overthrown. In 1986, Yoweri Museveni and his National Resistance Army took over the leadership after a brief war; he is the current leader. Since then, Uganda's economy has strengthened and the government has remained stable but the 1990s have seen a rise in insurgency in the north.
Map of Uganda
Child's Location: West of Bugiri