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Stone Quarrying in Acholi Quarters

May 10, 2012

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Although it is very dangerous, stone quarrying is the work that most of the people in the Acholi Quarters do. Many people of different ages, including the young, the women and men do this work to earn a living. Some of these people have families while others don’t. Some of them are fathers and mothers […]

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 […]