Hearts of Gold
I was touched by the story of twelve-year-old Ivan Mwima whose fortunes changed when the team rescued him. Like most cases in Uganda, the cause of Mwima’s severe facial and hand burns is unclear but they left him with disfigured hands and unblinking eyes. His eye always had tears dripping because he could not close it to ward off flies and dust. He suffered jibes at St James Qualitative Primary School which greatly affected grades.
After the surgery in 2011 at Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services (CoRSU) on Entebbe road, Mwima’s performance improved. He was the second in his class after the third-term exams beating 30 classmates.
According to Tienne, the humanitarian work is done in every country that Brussels Airlines has a station in.