Name: Ojange Ambrose (goes by Ambrose)
Reported birthdate: 2010 (exact date not known, about 9 years old)
Favorite food: Anything God provides
Favorite activity: Digging (planting crops)
Child is happy when... He receives a gift
Child wants to be a... Teacher
Home information: Ambrose is growing up in the village of Bugoi in rural northeastern Uganda. His family resides in Awelu, a small community within Bugoi. Ambrose lives with his grandfather and has two brothers. His father passed away, and his mother now lives elsewhere. His grandfather supports their family by “digging”—he grows beans and cassava to eat and to sell at market when he can. However, he struggles to meet all of their needs, especially the payment of school fees for the children. Ambrose helps at home by digging, fetching water, and cooking meals. His most immediate need is education.
School information: Ambrose has been able to attend a local primary school through grade 3, but his family is struggling to continue his education. With sponsorship, he will join the Bugoi Haven of Hope Nursery and Primary School at the beginning of 2020, where he will be placed in the appropriate grade for his age and learning level. In Uganda, nursery school lasts for three years and is followed by seven years of primary school and six years of secondary school. At school, Ambrose will learn and play, be taught about God, and receive meals and medical care.
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 near 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: Pray that Ambrose will have a bright future through receiving an education, and that God will give his grandfather good health so that he can continue caring for the children.
Haven of Hope Global Ministries
403 S. Allen St., Suite 112-A
State College, PA 16801
Send us a message
Haven of Hope Global Ministries, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.
© 2017 by Haven of Hope Global Ministries, Inc.