Teddy is 21 years of age, from Okwero village, Kaberamaido parish, Kaberamaido Sub County in Kaberamaido District. She lives with her parents David who is the village chairperson of Okwero village, and mother Sarah – a farmer. She is the fourth born of 6 children.
Kevin is 19 years of age, from Obulai village, Okapel parish, Aperkira Sub County in Kaberamaido District. She lives with her parents Amanu Martin who is a pot maker, and mother Ayeo Sarah – a farmer. She is the fourth born of 6 children.
Alice is 21 years of age, from Asana village, Okile parish, Okile Sub County in Kaberamaido District. Her mother and father passed on in 2004 and 2008 respectively living Frances in the care of relatives. Her father had up to four wives with Frances’ mother being the last one before he passed on. She and her sister had a difficult childhood after the death of their parents and spent a couple of months alone at home with no adult to care for them. Her sister was later taken on by one of their near-of-kin and Frances was taken up by her elder step brother who has looked after her up to now and whom she currently lives with. She is the second born of 2.
Joan is 18 years of age, from Ararak ‘A’ village, Ararak ward, Kaberamaido Town Council in Kaberamaido District. Her father and mother passed on in 2003 and 2006 respectively living Joan in the care of her grandmother Margret. Joan is the last born of four children all of whom haven’t had a complete education due to their orphaned state and the lack of caretakers that can adequately provide for them.
Joan sat for her secondary-level-four (Junior high school) examinations in 2019 and hasn’t been able to return to school since. Nonetheless, she has been helping her grandmother with running the restaurant which is the family’s main source of income. From it she saves up to 10,000/= shillings (approx. 2.5 USD) a day.
January Students 2021
Polycarp, is a 20 year old young man, from a family of three, he lives in Lwala Acet village with his 14 year old sibling and a blind mother who is a single parent. He was unable to continue with his studies, because his mother who is the sole family provider was suddenly laid off from her work place rendering her jobless and unable to support her family and facilitate his education. He will attend Mbale School of Nursing and Midwifery
Priscilla is a young girl of 19 years of age, from Ogonyo village.
She is from a family of 9 children and is the last born. She joined St. Francis hospital Nsambya trainings school in Kampala in July 2019. She however was only able to study the first semester and stopped due to the loss of her father who was paying for her school fees.
Priscilla is a humble girl, well-disciplined and has passion to complete her studies as a nurse after which she will be able to help her mother and the community at large.
Isaac is the 3rd born of 7 children. Isaac was raised from infancy by his grandmother in Ararak village in Kaberamaido town district. He is intelligent and loves school and has endeavoured to pursue any opportunities that would enable him get back to school and complete his nursing course.
Isaac will attend The International Institute of Health Sciences in Kampala.
Veronica is a young girl of 23 years of age, from Asal village, she is 5th born of family of 12 children. She sat for her senior school level four in 2016, her parents are peasant farmers and have many children to take care of.
Veronica has a passion for pursing a nursing course, after which she can be able to help her parents, siblings and her community at large. She will attend the Jerusalem School of Nursing and Midwifery.
Damalie is a 23-year-old girl from Oyomai village, Oyomai parish, Kakure sub county, Kalaki District. She lives with her parents and siblings of whom she is the first born of five children. Her father has been paralyzed in both legs since 2015 and her mother, is a peasant farmer. She will attend the Jerusalem School of Nursing and Midwifery.
Kevin is a 22 year old girl from Adudul B village, Ousia parish, Apapai Sub county Kalaki District. She lives with her parents, a peasant farmer and a church teacher. She is the 2nd born of 8 children. Kevin sat her secondary level four examinations (junior high school) in 2019.
Kevin is determined to help her family come out of its vulnerable state. She will attend Kumi School of Nursing and Midwifery.
Theophilas is a 20-year-old girl from Majengo A, Kaberamaido District. She stays with her mother, a single parent and is second born of three children
With the money she had raised, she started up a business of selling chips (fries) and fish.
Theophilas was inspired to become a nurse at young age having observed and admired her mothers’ friend who was in the nursing profession. “Since then”, she said, she has always dreamt of being a nurse and even went ahead to collect an admission to a nursing institute without any resources for tuition, but only hope that she would somehow be able to study. She will attend The Kampala University of Nursing and Health Sciences.
Everline is the 2nd born of 8 children. She lives with both parents and her other siblings at their home in Ojangai village. Currently, both parents are farmers and together try to source for household incomes to provide for the family. Everline’s desire to join the medical field started back in 2017 when she was in high school, where nurses from the surrounding medical institutions would be hosted to the school to interact with the students. It was there that she developed a desire for, and attachment to practice particularly midwifery after admiring the conduct and the encouragement of the visiting medical practitioners. She will attend the St. Joseph’s Kamuli School of Midwifery and Nursing.
Amoding Lilian is a 21-year-old girl from Majengo ‘B’ village, Majengo ward, Kaberamaido Town Council in Kaberamaido District. She is the first born of 10 children, and lives with her parents, Okello Francis, a cold-chain health worker and Alamo Suzan her mother, who sells groceries.