Child abuse survivor and gospel artiste Brownsan, born Stephen Kwagala in collaboration with a team from the USA are set to launch a ‘Child Abuse Campaign’ come the 3rd of April 2018.
The movement which will run for two years is to prevent all forms of child abuse in the country.
In a statement to UG Christian News, the reggae, afro-beat, zouk and dancehall gospel minister said this campaign also intends to fundraise for a DNA testing machine.
“We will be doing sensitization about the effects of child abuse to different communities. In this
campaign we intend to fundraise for the DNA testing machine so as to help out the poor women with disowned children by their husbands,” he said.
A survey carried out by the African Network for the Prevention and Protection of Children Against Abuse and Neglect – Uganda in Nakawa Division, Kira Town Council and Municipality revealed that over 1,899 child neglect and 998 defilement cases were recorded and handled by the Police and probation and social welfare in 2013.
The ‘Suubi Lyange’ hit singer was disowned by his father at the age of seven, and struggled with severe economic hardship along with emotional pain.
He however thanks God for every one who lend a hand to see that he is what he is today.
The expected guests, who Brownsan considers spiritual parents, Pastor queen and husband Bishop Melvin Jackson will be preaching at different conferences in Luweero, Mayuge and Kampala district during the drive.
They will also be reaching out to over 100 orphans under ‘Africa charitable and orphanage Center’ founded by Brownsan to help release orphans, widows , elderly and rural poor youth from poverty, ignorance and disease.
This year, Brownsan, says he will be on a tour in USA and Canada for the fundraising campaign in September.