A life trans­formed thanks to spon­sor

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

Former Ugan­dan spon­sored child, Lil­lian Nak­abiri will be shar­ing her in­spi­ra­tional story in the North Is­land this April as part of the Beau­ti­ful Sur­vivor Tour with TEAR Fund.

Ms Nak­abiri will speak at the Mata­mata Bap­tist Church on Fri­day, April 12 at 7pm.

Born and raised in Kitetika, Uganda, her life was full of hard­ship and lack of ba­sic needs.

As a baby, her mother died and her fa­ther was kid­napped.

At 10, Ms Nak­abiri’s life changed when she was spon­sored and steadily things be­gan to im­prove.

Af­ter com­plet­ing sec­ondary school, she was se­lected as a lead­er­ship devel­op­ment stu­dent and gained a de­gree in mass com­mu­ni­ca­tions.

To­day she works as the Tours and Vis­its Spe­cial­ist for Com­pas­sion Uganda.

Tour­ing with Ms Nak­abiri is highly sought- af­ter award- win­ning Kiwi singer-song writer Ju­lia­grace.

A down- to- earth mother- of- two, Ju­lia’s voice with its raw strength make her a se­ri­ously ap­peal­ing artist.

TEAR Fund event man­ager Gavin McCul­loch is thrilled to be bring­ing Ms Nak­abiri to New Zealand.

‘‘Lil­lian is a passionate ad­vo­cate for youth and has spo­ken widely through­out the world at dif­fer­ent con­fer­ences and events.

‘‘It is our priv­i­lege to host her in New Zealand to show Ki­wis what a dif­fer­ence reach­ing out and spon­sor­ing a child can make.’’

En­try is free but do­na­tions are wel­come.

Fur­ther in­for­ma­tion and tour de­tails can be found at tear­fund. org. nz/ beau­ti­ful sur­vivor or by call­ing 0800 800 777.

Coming to town: Former Ugan­dan spon­sored child, Lil­lian Nak­abiri will be speak­ing in Mata­mata on Fri­day, April 12 at the Mata­mata Bap­tist Church at 7pm.

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