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Rehanah story written by Founder Isaac Kimuli
I help children that have gone through sexual abuse, there is a girl named Nantongo Rehanah.
She is 8 years with a brother and older sister. Three men used to trick her with snacks and took her and had raped her. The second time they used her forcefully without tricking her at all.
She is infected with HIV and her mom is a very poor woman that lifts contracts on building, whereby she could be away working for 3 weeks. She leaves the children in an abandoned unfinished building where they stayed. We heard her story and took her in.
We don’t get funding any where but such moving stories make us take in more and more kids when we do not even have resources but other than believing in the God we worship.
Please be moved to donate and help with Rehanah and other survivors.
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Here is Isaac Kimuli’s Story!
Praise His name,
I would like to share my testimony with you to know where God has brought me and why I started this ministry. I will lift up my eyes to the hills where my help comes from, my help comes from the Lord.
I was once a victim of the predators street children in Uganda face from the age of 6 when I found myself on the streets of Kampala with my brother who was only 7 years. When our daddy died relatives from my daddy’s family pushed my mom and us out of the house when she refused to become a fourth wife to this man, and they sold everything and other property that belonged to us. My mom being illiterate, as most girls of her age were to look after cattle, they used that against her.
As a street child I saw kids kill each other if a certain kid refused to give up a new shirt or any coins of money. I also saw kids being kidnapped and taken for child sacrifice by witch doctors and people that want to become rich through ritual witchcraft.
So many times big boys wanted to use me sexually and thank God that I always managed to find someone rescue me from such a horrible terror and that is the most traumatizing thing I have ever faced in my life. I learned Kickboxing to defend my life and keep what belonged to me, for only the strong survived. Living a life of a wild child is never easy, just like one of a wild animal.
I always wanted to be an actor and admired Arnold Schwarzenegger so much. I got to watch western movies from a ghetto cinema hall that I cleaned daily to let me watch free movies. One day I told my dream to a child that came from a normal family and he laughed at me as he said that how would you become an actor when you cannot even speak a word or write any word in English? Those words were so sharp to me even though that was the bitter truth, it bounced in my head over and over.
That night I vividly still remember asking God and promising Him in a prayer that if you ever help me get out of this life and English, I will go back and save those that are in the same state I was in. After two weeks, a woman invited me, my brother, and 5 other street children that were in our group to her home for snacks and asked if we would like to learn reading alphabetical letters and writing them. That was one answer I saw God answer to me. From the day I had become a street child and from that day on, my life changed.
A few weeks later, Mark, one of our group member, was killed by a big city thug after he resisted sexual abuse by this giant man named Namisi. When Mark died life was so hard for all of us, he taught us kickboxing to defend ourselves, he taught us how to do somersaults/flipping in air which we did to raise money for food. We had moved village to village collecting scrap and old plastic bottles to sell for food and it was Mark who showed us how to survive as street children, and now Mark was no more.
I competed in kickboxing to raise school fees. These fights were horrible and when I remember how many people that were hurt by me in these fights to stay in school, and how I was hurt doing such thing, I cry inside me as I thank God that I have survived all these predators. There are many street children and vulnerable children who face the same predators I faced as a wild child.
My left hand broke when kickboxing and I nearly lost 3 ribs in those fights. When I finished high school I started this ministry, The Dream Foundation, to help street children, vulnerable children, and orphans in Uganda and my dream is one day God to help me build a technical school where children I help save can acquire different skills, and also make a farm where farming skills can be learned and provide farm produces to the ministry.
I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth. He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber. Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord is thy keeper: the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand. The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul. The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.
Today am happily married to one wife of the opposite sex and have three sons plus one daughter.
I have been able to help over 400 children since 2009 when we started this ministry, and today we have 120 children we help but with limited resources we are limited to provide them with
Sufficient food, medication, clothing, professional counseling, education, and shelter. Some of the children are victims of HIV/AIDS.
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A school built in a community is an ingredient to the community for development.
The Dream Foundation of Uganda’s schools are to see that the helped communities become educated, to combat the predators of HIV/AIDS, poverty, illiteracy, and corruption as they use their attained knowledge to be self reliant. TDF will continue having schools in East Africa financed by donations.
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You can change a community and save lives by helping us build a school in any of ways bellow.
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When you sponsor a child through TDF, you not only provide hope for a special child but to a community at large. You can provide the necessities of life for a vulnerable child in TDF’s programmes.
How Sponsorship Works.
By choosing from the sponsorship options list above, you become a member of our family of sponsors and we will send you regular school reports, photos and letters from the child whose life you are touching.
The Dream Foundation of Uganda was founded by Mr. Kimuli Isaac in 2009 as an effort towards a free community from HIV/AIDS, poverty, illiteracy, corruption, and their effects, it has been up to now only a dream, but can be realized. Isaac has a passion for children and his work with them brought him to the realization that although children are the most affected by the above mentioned problems, they can be instruments in fighting them. Many people die with unrealized dreams due to hindrances in the form social evils. Once these are fought, many can reach their dreams.
Since 2009, the organization has been involved in HIV/AIDS Awareness and Sensitization programmes, poverty alleviation programmes, education programmes, and orphanage care activities. The organization has acquired many volunteers from different communities.
These have disseminated information and offered counseling services to Children of different communities and have offered referral where possible.
The Dream Foundation of Uganda is a non-profit children development organization
Established with mandate of involving children in the fight against HIV/AIDS, illiteracy, corruption and poverty through participatory and advocacy activities. Our aim and steering goal is to promote education, promote the health of children and their overall welfare, reduce corruption and the effects of HIV/AIDS. We help children discover; develop their talents and special abilities, and empower them to utilize the same in the fight against HIV/AIDS, poverty, illiteracy, and corruption.
The NGO offers orphanage care services, foster care services, counseling, improving livelihoods of orphans and vulnerable children through participatory and advocacy activities in the areas of agriculture, information and research and other community empowerment activities to enable vulnerable groups enhance their Godly given skills and potentials.
Society is facing acute challenges caused by the predators of Poverty, Illiteracy, corruption and HIV/AIDS. Children who are the most affected can be equipped in the struggle against them.