Fellows Left to Right: Namisi Allan, Okello Ibrahim, Nakyazze Sharon Violet, Ssesanga Paul (back), Kukundakwe Edna, Sanyu Angella, Adikini Sharon, Murungi Herbert, Atugonza Isabel, Kimbugwe John
We are thrilled to introduce our second cohort of BT Fellows! Congratulations to these 10 young change-makers who were chosen from a pool of over 200 applicants! We are anticipating great things to come!
Namisi Allan, 25, graduated in 2015 with a degree in social work and social administration. His passion for future generations comes through in his goals. His desire to be an agent for change, teaching and employing youth, and helping them to achieve their personal dreams by sharing his own story. “I was determined that one day I would finish my education with a professional degree towards accomplishing my heart’s desire for humanity.”
Okello Ibrahim, 24, graduated in 2015 from Uganda Christian University. With his degree in education he hopes to open a school to provide education to the community. While earning his degree is his biggest accomplishment to date, he is hoping for even bigger and better accomplishments in the future.
Nakyazze Sharon Violet, 23, graduated from Uganda Martyrs University in 2014 with a degree in business administration and management. While earning her degree was her biggest accomplishment, she is not done learning. She hopes to become a certified accountant one day. She also hopes to establish several homes for the many children without homes or parents.
Ssesanga Paul, 23, is a 2015 graduate of Makerere University. Obtaining a fully funded Ugandan government scholarship to earn his degree has driven his passion for the future. He is seeking a position in life where he can utilize his skills and achieve professional growth while being resourceful, innovative, and flexible for the benefit of his country, the organization, and himself.
Adikini Sharon, 23, graduated from Makerere University in Kampala in January 2016. Earning her degree in education is Adkin’s greatest accomplishment and she hopes to use what she has learned to be an education consultant in the future.
Murungi Herbert, 23, graduated with a degree in environmental science technology and management from Kyambogo University in January of 2016. Attributing his first class degree as his biggest accomplishment, Murungi is surely set on the right path to be a great icon in fighting climate change.
Atugonza Isabel, 22, graduated from Kyambogo University in January of 2016 with a degree in economics. In her work with banking industry and her volunteer work at Red Cross, Isabel has used her skills to help teach women a wide variety of skills. From bead making and crocheting to savings and investments, she has ignited their hopes for a brighter future. “Seeing the smiles on their faces when they break the savings boxes at the end of the year counting their money – This is my greatest achievement.”
About the Fellows Program
BT Fellows are recent Ugandan college graduates who will dedicate the next two years to strengthening school leadership and transforming at risk public schools throughout rural Uganda. Each Fellow will be assigned to work with head teachers at four schools, three of which are government built and managed, and 1 which is BT affiliated. In an effort to ensure quality education for all, Fellows will address learning and teaching; community participation; school enrollment; gender inclusiveness and inclusive growth; and local and school leadership capacity at each of their 40 assigned schools.
More about our Fellows program: http://www.buildingtomorrow.org/fellows
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