It was started after going for a holiday visit in a village called Kadoa found in the eastern region of Bukedea district with a good friend from South Korea, we moved around the village, saw and found out that so many children a living in a poverty line. So we joined hands on finding a solution to support the community and yes here the idea came from my grandmother she shared a good point of setting up a children’s center in Uganda. Akol, whose initiative and drive is passionate about vulnerable less privileged children. Likewise when I got my second job it was so amazing I had God was speaking into me in a new dimension to have a heart that shares concern for others, the children under rejection. So there I found time and did all the legwork on the ground, whilst my father called Asoka and myself financed the children’s center with some help from friends and family.
We decided to start iFamile Emu in Kidongole town because this was the village where Akol’s grandparents grew up from, and it would be easier to set up and find good quality education in a familiar area, so with the support of its community. We also felt Kidongole town was a safer environment, the cost of rent and food was cheaper than Kampala and there was no existing children’s center in the village.
The name “iFamile Emu” was chosen as it means “One i Family” in Luganda.