Children in the Namatala slum are often left to fend for themselves during the day, while their parents are out trying to get something which they can use to buy food and other essentials. These children have had to learn to survive without any parental attention during the day. With no food, they often fall prey to hunger and lack energy to play with their friends, unless someone in the community gives them something to eat.
This young boy was more fortunate – he was found by Child of Hope social workers. Although their main focus is families of pupils at our schools, they readily offer help to other children they come across – at least enough to sustain them until their parents return home in the evening.