When an African Child is Loved Right!

Yesterday was World’s Day of the African Child and we at Light Up Hope could not help but reflect on the amazing journey we’ve been on with our current and past beneficiaries.  And while we have tens of heart-warming stories to mark this day, something about the growth and transformation of John Bibo, or Saleh as he is popularly known, tags at our hearts a tad tighter. Saleh joined LUH back when our organization was under a different name and administration, he was young and wounded in many ways. To start with, Bibo had grown up in a household where his father would beat his mother to the point of there being blood.  Seeing his mother suffer at the hands of his father was both hurtful and angering to young Bibo who could do nothing but watch in terror. Over the years, the constant fights between his parents saw the seed of anger in young Bibo’s consciousness which would deter his healthy development. The fact that his family was poor did nothing to alleviate the pressure and pains experienced by Saleh and even though LUH came and sponsored him through education, he would have to do a lot of personal […]