Okumu received salvation during the Lockdown

Reagan Okumu aspires to be the next president of Uganda! A mere look at him gives you a sense of a ‘go- getter’. During one of the Saturday clubs at Tegotatoo Primary School, he broadly shared his COVID 19 story as his colleagues went silent. He spoke his mind; shared the problems faced in the communities and probable solutions.

The great news that made the day was receiving salvation which was accompanied by a loud applause from the class. Many youths have indulged into antisocial behavior but a few have been spared due to the continuous teachings, counsel and productive engagements administered by ECM Staff at Gulu Hope Center.

The second born in a family of six in Tegot Village, Gulu district openly shared how some of his age mates were fending for their families. The area being poverty stricken, many parents can hardly afford to further or take their children to school. In fact, the child headed families make up part of the communities.

The lock down was bad news to him and was worried about his career. Every Child Ministries has shouldered his needs for nine years now. Okumu’s family were also beneficiaries of the food relief doled out during the lock down. Delayed by the imposed school lock down, he would be expected to be completing Senior five this year at Sir Samuel Baker Secondary School.

He hopes to have a career in agricultural engineering.

“I miss school, however I have utilized this lock down to support my family with farm work and this pushed me to start poultry keeping on a small scale. I hope to expand this project to 100 birds by next year,” the 22-year-old shares.

Reagan Okumu pose for a picture

Since the locality is faced with famine, this also ignited his start up.

He has utilized the crisis to undertake leadership skills coordinated by Camp Kennedy. He is grateful to Every Child Ministries for the far they have brought him and hopes to make a difference in his community.