Sitting on maams bed. The adults sleep on white cow skin.
Discussing the possibility of traveling to Kalamoja together with David from ISP Africa.The roads had been flooded but as luck would have it… I was going to Kalamoja. Crossing a seasonal river. Rough roads to Kalamoja. Found in northern Uganda in a district called Moroto.
The above is a single mother with her children and the girl in red is her daughter aged 19 years with two babies!
Meeting the teen moms at Mount Elgon Hotel. We shared personal stories of what we go through as young mothers.
This is a cooking stove. The two little boys gave me a name -Namalu! I didn’t ask the meaning : )
Heartfelt Thanks to NOFISA NARTEY and her girls, Rahima and Rashidah. Originally from Ghana, Africa.
Together with PTMOF there is now clean drinking water for their moms and babies.
Solome, Ema, Tony and Brenda at St John Bosco School.
Together with Sosolya Undugu Dance Academy, Jeune Batimbo Troupe and Kids Canada, PTMOF had a day filled with music, dance, water projects and micro businesses with the children and the elders of St John Bosco School. St.John Bosco is a Step Up Uganda initiative.
Mama PTMOF receiving great news from the Mayor of Nansana
PTMOF receiving funding from the City of Nansana for our Salon Proposal
No time to waste. Working with local architect/interior designer, Alkarim Wissanji. Moving the PTMOF Salon project forward.
PTMOF founder and Director, Solome Ssembeguya, hires local artists such as, Madiinah Nantume, to help empower her girls by providing them with sustainable vocational skills.
The beautiful fabrics are sewn into cool pencil cases, change purses and bags. All profits made support the young girls and PTMOF and KIDS Canada initiatives. Together we connect and exchange skills with all of our partnering organizations.
SAMLANGE NURSERY and DAYCARE SCHOOL
Samlange supports the children of PTMOF and has recently opened the doors to include the community.
Currently PTMOF is seeking sponsors for the PTMOF children at Samlange Nursery and Daycare. $65 CND will provide books, pencils, lunches and classes for one term (3 months) $25 CND will provide one school uniform for one child.
Swimming pool soon to be a conference centre and an emergency shelter for our young girls.
PTMOF currently runs out of my family home that was built for us by my Canadian father, Reverand Father Raynald Pelletier. In my early years, my younger brother had this pool built to help support our family by charging a small entrance fee. He now runs and teaches classes in a larger pool he has built in a nearby town.
As PTMOF grew, and the babies grew along with us, the pool became dangerous for our toddlers. We were advised to fill it in but I decided to think outside of the box to bring the Canadian basement to Uganda.
Heartfelt thanks to KIDS Canada supporter, Eva Quanhin, for helping us build the structure and the roof.