Patrick lost both his parents to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the early 90’s. His father died when he was three months old and his mother followed seven years later. This left young Patrick in the care of his maternal grandmother. Due to the mistreatment from his relatives, he was forced to leave their home and start a life on his own even if he was risking homelessness. Luckily, his late father had left a piece of land which came in handy. As any hardworking young man striving for independence, Patrick built a hut (wattle and grass thatched house) and he learnt to cut hair, a skill he mastered so quickly to earn an income.
He was working in a barbershop when Bringing Hope to the family found him and took him back to school. He attended Kaihura Parents’ and Mpanga secondary schools where his academic performance was impressive. Through Bringing Hope to the Family, he got a sponsor who was willing to support him as he studied Law at Uganda Christian University.
We are immensely proud of Patrick for having graduated with his Bachelor’s degree and are humbled to have walked this challenging but fulfilling journey with him. He is yet to complete his Bar Course at the Law Development Centre so as to be fully qualified to practice law as well as be an advocate of the High Court of Uganda and all its subordinate courts.