Sunday, 14 November 2010

Life as a street kid

This is Joakim, one of the boys living on the streets of Kasese, Uganda. He is a feisty 9 year old (he was 8 when this picture was taken in November 2009).
He ran away from home at the age of 5 because he was unloved and beaten, and has lived with the gang ever since.
Like most of them he smokes "Ganja", a cheap form of hash. Here he takes his first "hit" of the day: it is eight in the morning.
(Image © Carol Allen Storey)
I met Joakim briefly in March 2010. Mary and I want to help him and his friends to a safer, healthier, more positive life.
But it won't be easy. Maybe you can help!

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