Frontline workers in Kyampisi have reported that the incidence of abuse (which includes rape, paedophilia, domestic violence and trafficking) has sharply risen during COVID-19. There has also been an increase in witchcraft-related child abductions and sacrifices, with many children not surviving the trauma. Unfortunately, police resources, which were always limited, are now even more stretched… Continue reading Child sacrifice cases rise during COVID
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 several rows apart from my wife, Anne. As a result of… Continue reading Weema: When a dream becomes reality
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 a village. By Anne Mitchell, DIAS Pioneer Kyampisi is a very poor village. In… Continue reading A school that’s changing a village
It was the middle of the night when a passer-by heard a gurgling sound coming from the bushes. It was Allan. He was 6 years old and had just been attacked by witch doctors. They castrated him. Sliced open his head with a machete and took a piece of his skull. Stabbed him to use… Continue reading He’s been called the ‘miracle boy’
How do you keep going when it takes years – 14 years – to see justice for an attack? This is life for the advocates in Kyampisi, who spend their days and nights stopping child sacrifice. It’s hard work. Slow work. But that doesn’t stop them. KCM might be a small, grass-roots organisation, but that… Continue reading When it takes 14 years to get justice
Your husband has died.You never finished primary school.And you have five children to feed. If this was you, what would you do? What’s your next step? For many Ugandan women who live this life, the streets become their homes. Or their children skip school, forced to feed the family. But this is not the reality… Continue reading Meet the Women of Kyampisi
He heard stories. Horrific stories. Stories of mothers who could no longer hold their babies. Of parents who were waiting for their children to walk through the door, but they never came home. It was these stories that compelled Peter Michael to do something. To bring change to his village called Kyampisi. It’s a place… Continue reading What made him go from accountant to activist?