A survey has revealed that Kyenjojo is one of the districts ranking high in early marriages, sex and orphanage rate.
This heartbreaking research was conducted by a nongovernmental organization, Home of Champion based in Kyenjojo with Timothy Tumusiime and Peter Mutebi as its patrons, funded by Angels Haven and Valerie Steffenson.
Tumusiime said that one of the challenges that have come across while conducting charity services in the areas they operate in is early sex, marriage and a high rate of orphans.
“Here it is very common to see a girl of 14 getting married. As soon as a girl child gathers some fresh on her breasts, men start tickling her and eventually lure them out of school,” Tumusiime said.
He added that as a result, there are so many child mothers but the authorities seem not to be doing enough to curb the vice.
Mutebi said that it was after observing such an appalling situation that they decided to try and save the children of the country.
“We at the moment started with first helping the orphans and we even try to reinstate the girls married at a young age in school. We are looking at spreading out to the whole country in a few years. When we take possession of these orphans, we take care of their education, among all other life necessities, right from nursery up to when they get employed,” Mutebi said.
All this was during a donation of 100 mattresses by Mutebi and Tumusiime to an orphanage school in Misenyi village over the weekend.