Ayikoru Rosette is 19 years old and is in her second year of vocational school. She is studying Travel and Tourism, and she hopes to become a flight attendant or travel agent. Her mother died of AIDS in 2006. Her father died in the civil war of Northern Uganda when she was much younger. Rosette loves singing, dancing and playing netball.
Tusingwire Caleb is 15 years old and is currently a Senior 3 secondary student at Kajjansi Progressive Senior Secondary School. Caleb arrived at SMK in Primary 4 with his younger brother and sister. Caleb’s mother died after a long illness in 2011. Caleb enjoys playing football (soccer) and drawing. He would like to become a doctor. His favorite classes in Secondary school are Physics, Mathematics, Biology and Chemistry.
Kirungi Sheila is 17 years old and is in Senior 5. Both of her parents died from illnesses when she was young. She loves to sing and be with friends. Sheila works hard in school and hopes to one day become a doctor, specifically a cardiologist. She wants to help others with heart problems, because she wishes someone could have helped her own mother when she died of a heart attack.
Muzungu Wycliffe is currently a Senior 2 secondary student. He came to study at SMK in Primary 2 with his younger sister and brother. His single mother is a tailor in a village near Kampala. Wycliffe is an active member of SMK’s Marching Band where he plays both the tuba and tenor drum. He also enjoys playing football (soccer) and working at SMK Farms in his free time. In his future, he aspires to become an engineer.
Okecha Brian is currently a Senior 3 secondary student at Kajjansi Progressive Senior Secondary School. Brian arrived at SMKOM in Primary 5 with his four brothers (two older and two younger). His mother died of cancer in 2004, and his father works as a security guard in Kampala. Brian comes from a family of extremely talented artists. He enjoys painting and drawing in his free time, as well as learning about computers. Brian is an active member of SMK’s Marching Band where he plays the trumpet. He hopes to become a professional artist when he is older. His favorite classes in secondary school are Fine Art and Computer.
Atim Proscovia is 14 years old and is currently a Senior 2 secondary student. She came to SMK in Primary 2 after her parents were killed by rebel soldiers in Northern Uganda. In her free time, Scovia enjoys singing, dancing and being with friends. During school holidays at SMK, she participates in Vocal Choir and Traditional Ugandan Dance.
Amoding Robinah Rose is currently a Senior 2 secondary student. She came to SMK with her siblings (two sisters and one brother) after her parents were killed by rebel soldiers in the civil war in Northern Uganda. Rose enjoys singing, dancing and playing netball in her free time. She plays saxophone in SMK’s Marching Band. During school holidays she also enjoys participating in the choir and traditional Ugandan dance troop. Rose wants to become a doctor.
Katende Francis is currently a Senior 2 secondary student at Taibah International School. He came to SMK in Primary 4. His mother died when he was just a young boy, and he has no memories of ever meeting his father. Francis enjoys playing football (soccer) and learning about politic. Francis would like to become a lawyer or bank manager. His favorite classes in secondary school are Mathematics and Chemistry.
Kiden Isabella is currently a Senior 2 secondary student at Taibah International School. She was brought to SMK during Primary 1 after both of her parents were killed by rebel soldiers in the civil war of Northern Uganda. She has three siblings (one older and two younger) who also live at SMK. Isabella enjoys reading and painting in her free time. She also loves singing and traditional Ugandan dance. In the future Issy wants to study to become a lawyer. Her favorite classes at secondary school are Fine Art, History, Geography, Mathematics, English and Biology.