Who are the Karamajong?
The majority of our children are members of the Karamojong tribe. Historically, the Karamojong were nomadic pastoralists (ranchers) of the Karamoja region in northeastern Uganda. Our children are from the Moroto district of Karamoja, and for various reasons have become displaced to the Masese village slums near Jinja. Although the socioeconomic climate in this region is complex, the families of our children have generally struggled through famine and territorial militarism, resulting in their ultimate migration towards the city. Many of our children have surviving relatives, either nearby around Jinja, or back near Moroto.