” I walked for about 2 weeks from Burundi. I was 15 years at the time. I lost my mother and 4 siblings in the process and I have never heard from them since” Shadia,22 years
Shadia is one of the girls that AIRD sponsored to study at Nakivale Secondary School. She completed her A’level and got 10 points. She hopes to continue with a university education and study Public Administration. 
She lives in Nakivale settlement camp, with Rehema, 53 years, and her children. This family adopted her.