Ssentongo Shaban

is a 9-year-old boy in P1 who hopes to become a doctor.

Shaban is a paternal orphan who lives with his grandmother at Mirembe Kaweesa Village. The family has a small piece of land on which they grow food crops but sometimes they have to buy food to meet the needs of the family. His grandmother has no steady job and so Shaban’s education is in crisis. On many occasions he misses school due to lack of school fees and scholastic material, yet he still wants to become a doctor.