Meet Anyango Rachael Namaganda
Anyango Rachael Namaganda who lives with her mother in Kirombe: Kampala, Uganda is a 20-year-old girl who Joined Stars Ministries Uganda in 2017.
In 2016, Rachael could bring her brother (Sempija Kassim) to the Stars center at The City church every Wednesday so that he could relate and spend time with other people who have special needs. Rachael could do this before going to school; she was in form six. One morning, in 2017, Rachael woke up and she could not walk and neither could she sit because she got a stroke while sleeping and her entire body became paralyzed. This was so devastating for Rachael because a few hours back she could walk. Rachael lost her self-esteem, refused to go back to school and she lost the desire to continue living. Rachael’s mom (Ajiambo Agnes), as a single mother was so devastated because she now had two children with special needs and now it was impossible for Sempija to come to the Centre every time because no one could bring him since the mom had to work and so as to take care of her children especially Rachael who had lost the will to live.
It is at this point, that Sylvia Kalyebara, the founder of Stars Ministries Uganda after getting the news about Rachael’s Condition from Rachael’s mother, visited the family, scheduled counseling sessions with then, prayed with them, and even acquired a doctor to diagnose and treat Rachael Namaganda. This helped Rachael to be able to sit and most importantly to gain back her self-esteem. Rachael even agreed to go back to school in 2019 and she is now going to sit for her form six examinations in November and thereafter join college: She wants to Study early childhood development majoring in special needs. Rachael’s mother now looks at life from a different perspective; she is able to go to work peacefully because Sempija is now attending school at the stars Day Care center and Rachael to goes to the Stars Day Care Centre to volunteer as a teacher. Rachael can now push herself in a wheelchair and even move around using a walker. Rachael Namaganda and her family are so grateful for the hope that Stars Ministries Uganda has helped them to acquire.