Displaced girl excels

By Vision Reporter

THE rude interruption of her primary education by the LRA war in 2002 did not stop Catherine Apio from scoring aggregate four in last year’s Primary Leaving Examinations.

By Chris Kiwawulo

THE rude interruption of her primary education by the LRA war in 2002 did not stop Catherine Apio from scoring aggregate four in last year’s Primary Leaving Examinations.

Apio was in Primary Three at St. Martyrs Centenary Primary School in Kitgum town when the LRA war escalated and forced her family to relocate to Kisugu, a Kampala suburb.

Apio’s mother, Jackline Lamunu, said she run away with her five children and has since separated from their father.

Lamunu now sells charcoal at Kisugu Police Barracks to pay fees for her children at Mother Majeri Day and Boarding Primary School in Kirinya, Wakiso district.

Apio, who was beaming with joy, said she wants to become an architect and help her mother.

“My best subject is mathematics. I think I will concentrate on it and become an architect,” said the 13-year-old girl.

Lamunu, who has two boys and three girls, said her children are bright but she faces financial constraints. “Their father is in Kitgum and is not working. If anyone can help me, I will be grateful,” Lamunu said.

She can be reached on 0782-785698. Two of her children, Rogers Ocaya and Caroline Acen, sat for PLE at the same school last year and got aggregate five and six respectively.

Displaced girl excels