Bettinah is a happy little girl – and very kind to others. She is now five years old and in Middle class, the first year of Nursery school.

While both her mother and father are alive, her father does not earn enough to pay school fees. He collects and sells metal scraps (only small pieces). There is not a lot of scrap metal in rural Uganda.

Her teachers say she keeps her uniform clean better than any other student in the class. She also cries if anyone stains her uniform and sometimes asks if she can be allowed to remove it and get it cleaned before she puts it on again. It is probably her most precious possession. She has only one other piece of clothing.

We have taken in Bettinah for free at school with the hope that she will find a sponsor and be able to continue. Without a sponsor, that will not be possible for next year.