When Agnes was 10 she was abducted from her family’s vegetable garden by rebels from the Lord’s Resistance Army.
When Agnes was 11 she was forced to kill another child who had tried to escape. “They told me if I do not kill that person, they will kill me”
When Agnes was 12 she was raped by one of the rebel commanders who took her as one of his ‘wives’.
When Agnes was 13 she managed to escape...
With help from a farmer, she fled to a nearby army barracks. A few weeks later she was reunited with her sister “She was jumping up and down and raced to hug me. Then the rest of the family raced over. I was crying, she was crying, we were all crying.”
Now Agnes is 18. It’s impossible to truly understand what she’s been through in those horrific few years. But it’s easy to understand how War Child is helping to transform her life. Having taken her childhood, we’re determined that the rebels won’t destroy her future too.
Agnes is an orphan and her uncle can’t afford to pay for her education. But with your help we’re paying for her to attend a special boarding school that provides a safe, nurturing environment where she can rebuild her life. “If I pass my exams I want to be a nurse because I want to help people and make sure I can make enough money to look after my family”