Raphael was accepted into one of the top high schools in his district. He then went on to complete an undergraduate degree, and he has recently finished postgraduate studies. He now works as a logistics officer for a Dutch aid agency.
ChildFund was my launch pad. If I was not sponsored I think I would be a peasant farmer, which is one of the popular livelihoods in Uganda, or doing casual work.
Sponsorship may not translate to your success and career. It translates into the environment and the resources you need to succeed. After that it is our responsibility to make the most of the opportunity. For me, I think it`s the beginning of a very bright future. I`ve spent most of my time so far at school. It is now going upwards from here.
I am now married with three boys. My children will go to the best schools in the district but I don`t want to have any more children because I want to be able to support other children and make an impact in their lives.
My goal for my life is to ensure people succeed through me.
I am now part of the ChildFund Alumni Association. We are a group of 300 successful former-sponsored children who are reaching out to the next generation of Ugandan children. We are teachers, university lecturers, social workers, lawyers and I am in procurement and transport.