When Dan* was young, his father left their family, and since then he has sadly not seen him again. He was left at home with his mother and his siblings. His mother worked as a day labourer, picking up jobs whenever she could find them. Unfortunately, as a single parent, this meant that she could not afford to keep him and his siblings in school. Her focus was on trying to get them something small to eat each day and a place to live.
Dan, a very clever boy, quickly became bored at home and began getting into trouble. He had a disagreement with his neighbours, and scared of staying in the village in case of their reprisal, ran away to Jinja. On the street, Dan made friends with other boys who were older than him. They protected him at night so he could sleep, and offered him drugs to numb the pain of his situation.
By the time he met S.A.L.V.E., he was very heavily addicted to drugs. Despite this, with the support of our Drug Rehabilitation Team, he made the difficult decision to leave the streets, and to look forward to a different kind of life.
Dan completed his detox and rehabiliation at the Drug Rehabilitation Centre, and was a model participant, always willing to help encourage other children to leave drugs and the streets. Now, he dreams of finishing school and becoming a teacher.
Could you sponsor Dan for 40 pounds a month and give him the chance to create a brighter future full of opportunities for himself?
Please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. You can sponsor as an individual, family, business, group of friends etc.
*Please note we have changed his name in this public space for child protection purposes.