Komagum Richard Alin, 17

My name is Komagum Richard Alin age 17.  I am an orphan.

My sister Lakot Scovia is head of our family of four and has been looking after all us younger siblings since she was less than  14 years old.

I have 1 other sister who is 15 Anena Susan, and a younger brother Okello Jimmy now 14. They both go to the Broadway school in Padibe.

DO! have been helping us since I was 10 years old

Please help me get out of my life of extreme poverty  by giving me a skill and a viable future.

I want to be a builder.

Vocational school training is not free. It is beyond our family’s ability to pay because the fees are too high to be supported by our subsistence farming. The nearest school training builders is in Kitgum which is 30 kilometres away. This distance means I will have to board at Vocational School during term time, which makes it expensive.

There is demand for builders as the Akobi community still needs to rebuild infrastructure and houses after the long running Lord’s Resistance Army Civil War. Please help me with the cost of the course fees, requirements and training tools. To a recognised Diploma Level qualification which takes 2 years the costs are £1,200 .

A total of £1,200 to enable me to be qualified and earn a living that takes me out of poverty.

Kibwota Nelson, 14

My name is Kibwota Nelson. I am 14 years old. I live in Padibe, Uganda.

I am an orphan. My Father Lubwo James died in 2006 murdered by the LRA. My Mother died in 2008.

My sister Apio Vicky is head of our house. We are a family of 5. I have 2 sisters and 2 brothers.

I want to become a builder but I need to be able to read and write and be good at maths and English. At home I like sweeping the compound and fetching water.

Please sponsor me to go to school.

I need a sponsor to give me 5 years of primary education as a pupil at the Broadway School in Padibe. There I will receive a good education, have 3 good meals a day during term time. I need five years of education to allow me to take the Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) which are the gateway to my future.

Akello Gorety, 20

My name is Akello Gorety, age 20. I am an orphan.

I am the head of our family and in total we are a family of 3. I have been looking after my two younger siblings since I was very young after the death of both our parents.

My youngest brother Ocakacon Ronald is now 13 and the older brother Delex is now 19 years old.

DO! has been helping us since I was 13 years old. Ronald is at the Broadway Primary School as a boarder and my middle brother has been trained by DO! as a mechanic.

After spending my adolescence helping my siblings to grow up it is now time for me to get some skills. Please help me get out of my life of extreme poverty  by giving me a skill and a viable future. I want to be a tailor.

Vocational school training is not free. It is beyond our family’s ability to pay because the fees are too high to be supported by our subsistence farming. The nearest school training tailors is in Kitgum which is 30 kilometres away. This distance means I will have to board at Vocational School during term time, which makes it expensive.

Please help me with the cost of the course fees, requirements and training tools. To Diploma Level recognised qualification the costs are £1,200 .

A total of £1,200 to enable me to be qualified and earn a living that takes me out of poverty.