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Pictorial: Inside St Jude Children`s Home in Gulu

The Centre was founded in 1987 by Bernardetta Akwero a native of the same place at the peak of the Lord`s Resistance Army (LRA) insurgency in Northern Uganda. It was also safe havens for night commuters during the LRA insurgency.
Roke Telekom cuts cake with the children

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St Jude Children`s Home is currently home to eighty most vulnerable children drawn from across Northern Uganda. 

It has kept over 3000 children since establishment in 1987.  The children include those with physical disability, those abandoned by their parents as young as one day old and others who are HIV positive. 

Above all it also provides education, spiritual upbringing and health services to the children. It sits on about 100 acres of land located in St Jude Parish in Bardege Division Gulu Municipality.  

The Centre was founded in 1987 by Bernardetta Akwero a native of the same place at the peak of the Lord`s Resistance Army (LRA) insurgency in Northern Uganda. It was also safe havens for night commuters during the LRA insurgency.   

Josephine Ogwetta, the Centre`s Deputy Director says some of the children has been reinstated with their families, while others adopted by foster parents.   

Following the death of Akwero in 2004, the Centre was fully established by the missionaries in 2004 and registered with the Ministry of Gender and Social Development with an average of 80 children received yearly.   

On Saturday, Roke Telekom Internet Service Company led by Timothy Mugenyi, the company`s manager donated food, detergents, sanitary pads and cleaning items worth seven million shillings to support the Centre’s operation.   

The items included bars of bathing soap, sanitary pads, washing basins and buckets, bags of posho, sugar, cooking oil, rice, beans, a deep freezer and exercise books.  

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Cue out: …share with children.’’//   

Ogwetta told URN on Saturday that the Centre is surviving on donations from well-wishers, Non-Government Organizations and its farm located in Koch Amar in Koch Goma Sub County Nwoya district.   

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URN brings you the Centre in pictures.