Students 2019

Education for Hope : New Students starting the program May 2019

Ritah is 21 years old, the 3rd born in their family. Ritah lives with her mother who earns a living through volunteering at the Lwala Hospital as a Nursing Assistant. With this small employment the hospital provides, she has been able to provide funding for her children’s primary schooling.

Ritah is attending the  Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery- Apac, Uganda June 2019. She is pursuing a two-and-a-half-year certificate course in midwifery

Jesse is 20 years old, the first born of  5 children, living with his 72 year old paternal grandmother. His father was a primary teacher until he passed away in 2014. Jesse is attending the Jerusalem School of Nursing and Midwifery-Lira May 2018. She is pursuing a two-and-a-half-year certificate course in nursing.

Peter is 18 years old.  He is the first born of 5 children, his father passed away when he was 3.  His mother depends on farming to fund the tuition cost for her children, she understands the importance of education. Peter  completed his O-levels in 2017. As Peter’s mother became unable to farm, he  supported his siblings education by baking bricks. Peter is attending the Jerusalem School of Nursing and Midwifery-Lira July 2019. He is pursuing a two-and-a-half-year certificate course in nursing.

Babra is 20 years old a twin. She and her 9 siblings live with both of her parents who depend on agriculture for survival. Babra  sat for O- level exams in 2017, passed and wanted to go for a nursing course but she could not achieve her dream of becoming a nurse because the father was overwhelmed with paying fees for her other 9 siblings. Babra is attending the Jerusalem School of Nursing and Midwifery-Lira July 2019. She is pursuing a two-and-a-half-year certificate course in nursing.

Samuel is 20 years old, his is the first born in the family of 5 children. Their father passed in 2006 and they have been working together with their mother through farming to raise their tuition fees.  He sat for his O level examination in 2017. Samual is attending the Jerusalem School of Nursing and Midwifery-Lira July 2019  He is pursuing a two-and-a-half-year certificate course in nursing.

Rebecca  is one of the first students that the Education for Hope Foundation supported in 2017. We met during our first visit visited to Kaberamaido, Uganda. During that visit, Rebecca expressed her dream of becoming a nurse. The Education for Hope Foundation was created and support her. The Foundation provided financial support to allow Rebecca to study for her  O-level.  In Dec 2018 she re-sat for her National Examination. Rebecca is attending the Jerusalem School of Nursing and Midwifery-Lira July 2019. She is pursuing a two-and-a-half-year certificate course in midwifery.

 

Jesca  is 24 years old,  one of 12 siblings.  Her family depends on farming to earn a living.  Jesca has always wished to continue school to fulfill her dreams of becoming a midwife. Jesca is attending the Jerusalem School of Nursing and Midwifery-Lira July 2019. She is pursuing a two-and-a-half-year certificate course in midwifery.

 

Gloria is from the Odiope. B. Village, a Kaberamaido sub-county. Gloria’s family depends on agricultural farming to pay school fees, now that her parents are aging, it is more difficult to raise the tuition cost for a nursing school institution. Gloria is attending the Jerusalem School of Nursing and Midwifery-Lira July 2019.  She is pursuing a two-and-a-half-year certificate course in nursing.

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