Name: Baseke Erick (goes by Erick)
Reported birthdate: August 4, 2009 (currently age 14)
Favorite color: Green
Favorite food: Rice and meat
Favorite activity: Grazing animals
Home information: Erick is growing up in the village of Bugoi in rural northeastern Uganda. His father and mother, Erick and Grace, live outside of the village on a small piece of land, where they grow a few crops to eat and to sell when they can. However, they have many children and greatly struggle to meet their basic needs. Thus, Erick lives in Bugoi with his grandmother, Christine, the director of the Haven of Hope school. Christine also has many children in her care and needs help providing for them.
School information: Erick is a student at the Bugoi Haven of Hope Nursery and Primary School. He is currently in P6 (primary school, grade 6). In Uganda, nursery school lasts for three years and is followed by seven years of primary school and up to six years of secondary school. At school, Erick will continue to learn and play, be taught about God, and receive meals, medical care, and clothing.
Village information: In Bugoi, most people live in small groupings of mud huts with thatched roofs and depend on small-scale farming or gardening to feed themselves. This is often made difficult by drought, which can lead to poor harvests and famine. The Haven of Hope school is located beside a lake, where some villagers also engage in fishing. Families tend to be large, and many adults care for orphans in addition to their biological children. Disease, including HIV and AIDS, is common and has left many children without one or both of their parents. Poverty also keeps many children from attending school, as families struggle to meet their basic needs and afford school fees.
Prayer requests: Please pray that Erick will grow in wisdom and be a God-fearing young man.
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