Message from Vivian Kityo - Director
I am thankful to the Lord for all that we have been able to achieve and the testimonies being manifested through the success of the girls who go through the center
Nakawooya Aisha is afifteen year old girl who came to Wakisa Ministries when she was 5 months pregnant. She was staying with her father while her mother was in Juba conducting business. Her father abused her sexually for quite a long time until she got pregnant. When he realised that she was pregnant, he locked her at home while Aisha’s siblings went to school.
Aisha wrote a letter to the Head teacher of her school asking for help in regards to her situation. It was the head teacher who intervened and brought her to Wakisa Ministries. During her stay at Wakisa Ministries, she was put on sponsorship program because she had a strong desire to go back to school and was hard working. This could be seen from her active participation in vocational skills classes.
After giving birth and putting the baby up for adoption, Aisha went back to school and is currently in senior one. She decided to change her name to Wakisa Annabel.
Nanyombi Dinacame to Wakisa Ministries at the age of 20; this was after being raped by her boss where she was working as a house maid. This is her story;
When Dina completed her senior six her parents could not raise school fees for her further studies, she decided to look for a job such that she could get money and go back to school. She then found a pastor‘s wife who tookher home to work as a house maid. The so called pastor first promised to give her school fees in disguise and later on raped her. She was stranded having nowhere to go; Dina decided to come to Wakisa Ministries from where she was given a home.
Dina’s time at Wakisa was a transformation to her life because she acquired vocational skills like tailoring, cookery, candle making from which she picked interest in candle making, after going through school and attaining a degree as an accountant, she later joined the Wakisa staff team where she taught the girl candle making and helped with the financial management.
My name is Chemutai Winny Psiwa. I came to Wakisa when I was 16years. I was sent away by my father who wanted to kill me due to the pregnancy , he sent me out of home and I went to my Aunt who brought me to Wakisa. I learnt various skills from Wakisa Ministries such as paper beads, candle making, cookery and above all the staff, counsellors and volunteers taught me about God in bible study which challenged my heart. I accepted Christ as my saviour and when I gave birth to a baby girl, I named her Jabulani Vanessa Chelangat in 2009.
Wakisa Ministries through the sponsorship program sponsored me back to school for A-level at Mackay Memorial in Nateete where I had alot of opportunities; I served as the chairperson scripture union 2010- 2011 ,court clerk of the school among others. At the end of the advance level I had 20 points in senior six and was among the best students of the year,there after I joined Kyambogo university and I did a degree in microfinance which I finished at the beginning of 2015 and I am waiting for my graduation in January 2016. Currently I am doing voluntary work at Wakisa Ministries and I am so proud of Wakisa for how far they have brought me. Long live Wakisa long live Aunt Vivian You can change the future but you will never change the past.