Name: Eguyu Felix (goes by Felix)
Reported birthdate: January 22, 2016 (currently age 6)
Favorite food: Beans and rice
Favorite game: Football (soccer)
Favorite subject: Mathematics
Favorite activity: Learning and playing
Child is happy when... He is singing church songs
Child wants to be a... Driver
Home information: Felix is growing up in the village of Bugoi in rural northeastern Uganda. He lives with his father, Charles, and his mother, Alice, and has one younger sister named Mercy. Charles serves as the Haven of Hope school’s store (food) manager. Felix’s family also supports themselves by “digging”—they grow maize, potatoes, and millet to eat and to sell when they can. Felix helps at home by sweeping.
School information: Felix is a student at the Bugoi Haven of Hope Nursery and Primary School. He is currently in baby class, the first year of nursery school (similar to preschool). 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, Felix will continue to learn and play, be taught about God, and receive meals, medical care, and clothing. His younger sister, Mercy, also attends the Haven of Hope school—they are in the same class.
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: Felix’s family requests prayer for good health, protection, and God’s wisdom.
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