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Child Trafficking in Acholi Quarter: What are your views?

April 25, 2012

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Can Wat Ronald, a boy aged 11, said young children in the quarter are being stolen  day by day and week by week and even some of the adults are being stolen and taken for child sacrifice. He also said, “some of them can take a week without showing up at home, some of them […]

Unsafe water in Acholi Quarter springs

April 25, 2012

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Chanwat Ronald (11) spoke with one of our reporters today about water in the Quarter. “Many people in the quarter take and drink unsafe water but others boil it.” He also said the some of them drink tap water. “Also diseases associated with water are disturbing people in the area of Acholi Quarter and he […]

Kids in Acholi Quarter say “Lack of toilets is our biggest problem”

April 25, 2012

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Recent research done by the editorial team  about the problems that are faced by the people in the Acholi Quarter: Many children said that toilets are the biggest problem. Otim Joseph (12) said “People in Acholi quarter like defecating in some of the partly finished houses in the Quarter because they find it difficult to […]

Child scrap collectors: Special feature

April 25, 2012

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According to the observation carried out in Acholi Quarter by the Young Journalist Club group, based at the Chrysalis Centre, there is an increase in the number of children collecting scrap.  So, many kids are joining groups of scrap collectors and many more adults are buying scrap, sometimes exploiting kids by paying almost nothing for […]

Malaria: A problem for children in Acholi Quarter

April 25, 2012

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Malaria is a disease spread by a female Anopheles mosquito. It is a dangerous disease because it can kill when not treated. You can reduce the chance to get malaria when you  sleep under a treated mosquito net or when you drain stagnant water around your environment. Research amongst children in the Acholi Quarter found […]

“We hate adults fighting” say children

April 25, 2012

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On the 17th .May .2011, there was fighting  between a husband and wife, Akena  Francis aged 11 reported.  ‘’Yesterday, I found a wife and husband fighting about  food. The husband asked the wife that why haven’t she cooked food for him and his children, the wife replied that the husband does not left any money  […]

Welcome to the Voice of the Youth of Acholi Quarter

April 6, 2012

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Welcome to our new online news site! We will be posting regular reports of news as it happens in and around Acholi Quarter, as well as giving you a chance to say what you think about living here. Last year we produced three newsletters which we printed and handed out to children and adults in […]