We are happpy and proud to introduce our extended family in Uganda, to show you our family life and to take you into our precious, happy, Christian and unique family that we are in the Malaika Smile house.

Part of our MALAIKA Smile family are children between the ages of 6 to 18 years. They are supervised and supported by our two person responsible Alex and Mama Melissa. Alex is in charge of the organisation and health of the Children.  Mama Melissa as home mother, is cooking and keeping our house clean with the help of all the children.

We are happy to tell you more about us:

That’s us

Each one of us wrote a little characteristic for you to give you an insight in our life:

(You might be surprised: The dreams of our children are big, some of them maybe to big… BUT we want to keep them their dreams. They are part of them and the nourish their hearts and give them strength. And maybe they are becoming true… according to the saying: BELIEVE in what is not here yet so it can become true. )

Wycliffe

I was born in 2003.

I like to dance, play basketball and swim.

My favorite subject is math.

I like to become the best dancer and artist.

I am dreaming of my own passport.

Dianah

I was born in 2006.

I like to dance and sing, play, study, pray and eat.

My favorite subjects are English and social studies.

I like to become a doctor.

I am dreaming of becoming a doctor, being the best, having enough to eat, have eternal life and that god blesses me and my whole family.

Elly

I was born in 2002.

I like to play soccer and basketball, draw, swim, ride the bike, travel, dance and watch movies.

My favorite subjects are Religion and social studies.

I like to become professional dancer and to own my own company.

I am dreaming of visiting my godparents in Germany, traveling to other countries, seeing the people in Uganda happy, my godparents being happy and healthy, having a better life and future and going to University.

Mercyline

I was born in 2001.

I like to making my dreams come true, to finish school and to dance.

My favorite subject is literature.

I like to become a business woman.

I am dreaming of seeing everybody happy, traveling to other countries, having money and a long life for my parents, godparents and me.

Beatrice young

I was born in 2006.

I like Pizza.

My favorite subject is social studies.

I like to become a doctor.

I am dreaming of visiting Germany and my god parents, having an own car and my own passport.

Jeremiah

I was born in 2000.

I like Tennis, Basketball and swimming.

My favorite subjects are math and geography.

I like to become a pilot.

I am dreaming of reaching my dream job and making my parents happy. I also would like traveling to Germany.

Shaban

I was born in 2007.

I like playing soccer, swimming, dancing and driving the bike.

My favorite subject is English

I like to become an engineer.

I am dreaming of love.

Mustafi

I was born in 2009.

I like playing with cars, driving the bike and swimming.

My favorite subject is English.

I like to become a pilot or race driver.

I am dreaming of flying an airplane, racing and meeting my godparents.

Peace

I was born in 2009.

I like drawing, singing, dancing, Pizza and sweets, traveling.

My favorite subject is English.

I like to become a doctor.

I am dreaming of visiting Germany and eating Pizza.

Owen

I was born in 2004.

I like playing soccer, dancing, food, driving the bike and watching movies, traveling and studying.

My favorite subjects are math and English.

I like to become a pilot.

I am dreaming traveling to Germany, having my own passport, money for my mom and good grades.

Marion

I was born in 1998.

I like music, dance, god, my parents, traveling and reading books.

My favorite subject is literature.

I like to become a lawyer.

I am dreaming of wealth and health for those who are working for it, having a better life (godparents, Mama Christine, my parents and relatives) and success in school, so they are proud of me, because living at MALAIKA Smile is a big privilege for me.

Resty

I was born in 2007.

I like it to go to a shopping center.

My favorite subject is English.

I like to become a doctor.

I am dreaming of traveling to Germany.

Sulaina

I was born in 2005.

I like studying and visiting new places.

I like to become a doctor, after I went to University.

I am dreaming of a passport, a bible and a cellphone.

Gloria

I was born in 2010.

I like dolls and reading books.

I like to become a doctor.

I am dreaming of a passport, dolls, painting books and dancing.

Shamilla

I was born in 2010.

I like singing, dancing and eating.

I like to become a doctor.

I am dreaming of spending time with my godparents.

Jeremiah young

I was born in 2013.

I like playing soccer, studying, praying, sweets and my godparents.

I like to become a bank manager.

I am dreaming of books, a bible and a teddy bear.

Sarah

I was born in 2008.

I like reading, studying and playing games.

I like to become a doctor.

Muhammad

I was born in 2008.

I like playing soccer, studying and visiting new places.

I like to become a pilot after studying.

I am dreaming of a bible, a cellphone and my own passport.

Christine

I was born in 2012.

I like dancing, playing with toys, dressing up.

I like to become a teacher.

I am dreaming of a cake.

Favour

I was born in 2014.

I like meat and chapatti.

I like to become a mother.

Mark

I was born in 2010.

I like ball sports, dancing.

I like to become a police officer.

I am dreaming of a ball.

Faith young

 I was born in 2008.

I like reading, studying and god.

I like to become a doctor.

I am dreaming of a bible and cellphone.

Catherine

I was born in 2006.

I like dancing.

I like to become a doctor.

My favorite food are Matoke and fish.

My favorite color is white.

Joline

 I was born in 2015.

I like playing, eating and reading.

I like to become a nurse.

My favorite food is fish.

My favorite color are pink and yellow.

 

Shina

I was born in 2010.

I like playing and learning.

I like to become a nurse.

My favorite food are chicken and rice.

My favorite color is red.

Justine

 I was born in 2006.

I like learning.

I like to become a doctor.

My favorite food are potatoes.

My favorite color is white.

Matilda

I was born in 2007.

I like teaching.

I like to become a pilot.

My favorite food are mango, apples and rice.

My favorite color are white and red.

 

Ritah

 I was born in 2008.

I like swimming.

I like to become a doctor or farmer.

My favorite food are chicken.

My favorite color is yellow.

 

Anitah

I was born in 2011.

I like teaching.

I like to become a teacher.

My favorite food are potatoes.

My favorite color is green.

 

 

Doreen

 I was born in 2007.

I like teaching.

I like to become a teacher.

My favorite food are rice and meat.

My favorite color is blue.

 

 

Latif Tifu

I was born in 2014.

I like running around and playing.

I like to become big 🙂

My favorite food are rice with meat.

My favorite color is yellow.

 

Laurine

 I was born in 2010.

I like teaching.

I like to become a teacher.

My favorite food are macron.

My favorite color are white and blue.

 

 

Rebecca

I was born in 2005.

I like dancing.

I like to become a teacher.

My favorite food are fries and chicken.

My favorite color is red.

 

 

David

 I was born in 2009.

I like playing football.

My favorite food are rice and meat.

My favorite color is red.

 

 

 

Raymond

I was born in 2012.

I like playing football.

I like to become a farmer.

My favorite food are spaghetti.

My favorite color is blue.

 

 

The life at the MALAIKA Smile house

The Malaika Smile family truly is an extended family who has to be managed, shepherd, cared for and nursed. All of this happens with a lot of patience, love, responsibility and care by our two supervisors Alex Ssekabira and Mama Melissa in constant contact with Germany.

We set it as our goal and pursue the wish to bring together African and German culture, way of living, education and commitment. By doing so we hope to give the children the roots for an independent future. It is not always easy but together we are on a good way.

We want to be them a good example through our visits, constant contact and shared family live: We want to give the children the chance to grow up in a family that gives them confidence, support, assistance in their talents, joy, love and most of all the feeling of family and friendship.

During our stay in the August of 2018 we therefore established some rules for the living together with our supervisors and the children. The children live by them already after a few days and like in a big family they remind each other of the rules and try to live by them.

They are written on the wall and a present all the time:

At MALAIKA Smile

We are living together as one family.

Those rules are the roots and the foundation for the living together of the MALAIKA Smile family. For the children they will be the chance to develop and grow up with their skills, talents and opportunities. And it is our belief that this is possible because every child brings their own personality into the family and helps to be one family.

It also is a big wish for us, that the children have a regulated daily routine, besides school. With that we hope structure will come in to their life and by having shared tasks they learn to take responsibility, expand their abilities and live together as one family. You can read more about that under “Alltägliches”.