Sharon was abandoned on the streets and had no one to care for her. One day she was found by Pastor Moses Katende outside his church, and from that moment her life changed.
During a recent trip to Uganda, the team was able to meet Sharon and ask her a few questions about her life and future hopes.
Q: Sharon, can you tell us how old you are and how long you have been at Heritage?
A: I'm 13 years old and I came to Heritage in 2013.
Q: Can you tell us what life was like before you came to Heritage?
A: When I was still young, my mum and dad left me and I stayed with my gran. My gran never loved me and she did not care about me, and she beat me a lot. She left me and she told me to go. So I decided to go and I walked around the streets. I did not have anything to eat, did not have anyone to care for me, and I was not educated.
One day I reached near Rhema Life Church, and I found their Sunday School. I was seated on the verandah crying. I thought that no one loved me. Pastor Katende found me there and asked me what I was doing there, and I explained everything. He welcomed me and brought me into his church. That is how I came to know about Heritage.
Q: How has your life changed since coming to Heritage?
A: For me, when I joined Heritage I never knew how to write or read, never knew even how to write "A-B-C-D". I started in P2 [Primary 2]. I never went to baby class - I said "I am very big, I cannot go to baby class!" So I went to P2 and I started learning my "A-B-C-D"s there. And my education continued to improve.
Q: What do you hope to do after you've completed your education?
A: I want to be a minister. I want to help those on the streets like Pastor Katende helped me. I want to share God's word with them. I believe one day, one time, I'll go out of the country to preach the word of God.
Q: What would you like say to people in Australia?
A: I'd tell them that Heritage is a very good school and helps children. Here they help you, encourage you, teach you many things, tell you about God and teach you the word of God. I would ask them to support Heritage.