Children with disabilities suffer greatly in Gulu. In extreme forms of Acholi religious practices these children were used as human sacrifices. Today their caretakers struggle to increase their value in society and secure the care that is their human right.
Boy with severe cerebral palsy.
The other children love to wheel him around. Everytime I came near he would scream with delight.
Catherine confined to a floor mat due to bed sores.
Baby with spinal cord deformity and mental impairment. A volunteer attempts to help her sit up correctly. She was abandoned as a baby at the orphanage. Her father is believed to be a General in the Lord’s Resistance Army.
Able bodied children and boy in wheelchair play in St. Jude’s field.
Girl with mental impairment laughing at St. Jude’s.
Statue of Jesus and children in the center of St. Jude’s Orphanage playfield.
Posted By Christine Marie Carlson
Posted Jun 29th, 2010