8.19.2013

Center for Global Justice Intern Heather Pate Partners with Kyampisi Child Care Ministries

This summer, Center for Global Justice Intern Heather Pate is in Uganda, studying at Uganda Christian University and serving Kyampisi Child Care Ministries (KCM), whose mission is to end child sacrifice in the country. At Uganda Christian University, she partnered with her colleague Faith, who will soon graduate from the university with her law degree.

Currently, Heather is preparing for a symposium on child sacrifice that will be held next year and has gained a lot of experience through her field work. Recently, she learned that a case she worked on for a boy who was a victim of child sacrifice was dismissed. She and her colleagues are working to find out why and are seeking justice for him and his family.

Heather says that one of the most impactful aspects of her experience in Uganda is that she knows the families and children who are victims of child sacrifice personally. “The people that I am helping are hurting so much, and standing beside them, I feel a minute piece of their hurt,” she writes in the Center for Global Justice Blog.

Read more about Heather’s experiences at the KCM.