Weema: When a dream becomes reality

Weema: When a dream becomes reality

By Dr Geoff Mitchell, DIAS Pioneer Back in 2010, I found myself sitting next to a young man called Peter Sewakiryanga while on a plane returning from South Africa. It was a chance meeting that really was ‘meant to be’ because the airline made an error and I was seated...

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A school that’s changing a village

A school that’s changing a village

By Anne Mitchell, DIAS Pioneer The story of Rock Hill School is one of miracle after miracle. From chance meetings on planes, to the generosity of sponsors, the school now stands with 400+ students. It’s a story of slow but steady progress that has completely changed...

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The race to build a place of healing

The race to build a place of healing

As the concrete slab is poured for the new rehabilitation centre in Kyampisi, it’s hard for workers on the ground not to become a little emotional. It’s been many years of planning, dreaming and praying to reach this stage. And finally, progress can be seen. When it’s...

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Trafficked children given a home

Trafficked children given a home

With your help, Kyampisi Childcare Ministries (KCM) is about to care for more than 12 trafficked children who have been rescued. These children, aged 4 to 12 years old, were trafficked across Uganda by a terrorist group looking for child soldiers to fight in armed...

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DIAS message spreads to Qld Parliament

DIAS message spreads to Qld Parliament

In October, Queensland's politicians heard about the work of Droplets In A Stream. We are so grateful for the opportunity! Dr Christian Rowan, the Member for Moggill, is a strong supporter of DIAS, having been vital in helping us prepare visas for children who have...

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A school bursting at the seams

A school bursting at the seams

New Seasons is filled with life and joy. Children kick around a plastic bottle on their makeshift dirt ‘soccer’ fields. It’s surrounded by rubbish, with blackboards too small to teach on. The rickety wooden buildings with concrete floors are dark and barely stand up....

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The life of a slum student

The life of a slum student

In a small rented room, in the middle of a small Ugandan slum, you’ll find a boy called Timothy. He’s 12 but he still shares a bed with his brother, while his mum and sister share a bed in the same room beside them Timothy’s father abandoned his family, leaving...

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A house made of sticks

A house made of sticks

When we walked into their mud and stick house, it was hard to believe these four young siblings could live like that. But they were proud. Stephen, Kevin, Philip and Molly are orphans. Both of their parents passed away, and now at just 15 years old, Kevin has taken on...

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The face I will never forget

The face I will never forget

By Milton Young My journey to Africa was one I’ll never forget. I saw Africa in all its beauty, but also its immense poverty. There are many people who will stay with me forever, but I can’t seem to get the face of a woman called Prossie out of my mind. We came across...

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The Daughters of Kisumu

The Daughters of Kisumu

While she was at school, she noticed some blood on her skirt. She didn’t know what was happening to her and she was too ashamed to say anything.  A friend told her about a man who could get her some sanitary products, so she got some from him. When the next month came...

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Marie’s story

Marie’s story

Marie’s* life was marked by exploitation, rape, substance abuse and alcohol. This was her reality every day as a sex worker on the streets of Nateete. A series of events led her to this life, where she was forced to trade herself as some kind of commodity. Growing up,...

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Bringing women out of Nateete’s sex trade

Bringing women out of Nateete’s sex trade

Amongst the bustling laneways of Nateete’s slum, you’ll find an active sex trade, where women are selling their bodies to provide for their families. Many of these women are working not because they want to, but because their poverty forces them too. They feel they...

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