Jimmy Kavuma, 21 years
With Jimmy all has begun. Katrin met Jimmy during her stay in Uganda while she was preparing the P7 class for their PLE exam at the Kids Pioneer School in Bugiri located directly on the Victoria lake. Together with her volunteer colleague Jason Edwards she decided to support Jimmy going to secondary school by asking her private network for support. Jimmy lives together with his grandmother and his 5 siblings in Bugiri and went since 2013 to the secondary school "Taibah International School" for S1 to S6 School. He closed his secondary school education with his exam after S6 end 2019. Jimmy has started to study computer sciences and software engineering on the Njideje University in Kampala in 2021.
Jimmy is also working for us as an active member, as he is an adult with 18 and could also receive money transfers. He is receiving the money transfers from us, paying the school fees directly to the bank and giving the remaining money to the kids directly for shopping all the school needs. He is an reliable and smart active member for us and its a real pleasure to work together with him.
Samuel Baker Eyena, 18 years
Katrin has known Baker during her time at the Kids Pioneer School when Baker was attending P6 and asked her for supporting him in receiving an operation for a thyroglossal cyst. Baker is attending in 2020 the Merryland Entebbe Secondary School for is last school year (S6) following by the respective A-Level exams. Baker is an orphan boy who has lost his parents in an accident, has no direct siblings and is living with his uncle and his cousins. In the school Baker has shown that he is a smart, polite and mature boy who understands taking his life in his own hands and not disappointing people who agreed to support him.
Peace Nahfuka, 18 years
Peace has finished her Primary school in November 2014 with the official PLE and was attending S1 to S4 the Kisubi Maapera Secondary School and S5 the Kajansi Highschool. End 2019 we recognized that the academical path for Peace is not the right path to go and we decided to finish Secondary School and start an education at the Mildmay Institute for Health Science as midwife for 2 1/2 years in 2020. She lives together with 1 brother and 3 sisters at her grandmothers place. Her mother is living in Kampala and works for not regular jobs to get money for helping the family. The siblings of Peace are not going to school. Based on a paralysed foot Peace is not able to do a physically hard job in her future to finance her life. She is dependent to get a great school education and great job preferably in an office to have a good life. Peace is a shy, clever and hardworking girl who enjoys reading novels in her free time.
Maria Nandawula, 18 years
Maria has finished her Primary school in November 2014 with the official PLE and was attending S1 to S4 the Kisubi Maapera Secondary School and S5 the Kajansi Highschool. End 2019 we recognized that the academical path for Maria is not the right path to go and we decided to finish Secondary School and start an education at the Mildmay Institute for Health Science as midwife for 2 1/2 years in 2020. Maria is living together with 2 brothers and 2 sisters with her mother who is supporting her kids by going to work for a small salary. Maria is a smart, hardworking and quiet girl who loves to read novels in her free time. In the future she would like to help other people by being a nurse or a doctor.
Josephine Nankabirwa, 16 years
Josephine is 16 years old and is attending in 2020 the S4 class at Seroma Christian Highschool and brings excellent school results home. Josephine is a very hard working, friendly and smart student, who also likes to do sports. She has 2 brothers and 2 sisters, but she lives only with her mother and her little brother. Her mum works on a farm and receives only few salary that she can not pay the school fees. Her ex-husband and the father of Josephine is not paying any money for the kids.
Sanyu Esther Nakitto, 17 years
Sanyu is 17 years old and went with our support to the secondary School "St. Johns College" in the area of Entebbe. End of 2019 she received her O-level certificate. 2019 was a quite tough year for Sanyu as he lost in very short time her grandmother and her grandfather, where she was living. Her parents are living far away and have no income. Sanyu has 2 sisters who are also not living together with her. As the academical path with A-level certificates is not the right path for Sanyu we decided together that she will start in 2020 an education as kinder garden teacher for 2 years. Sanyu is a very smart, hardworking and calm young lady who is really appreciating our support.
Eric Walaba, 20 years
Eric has finished his S6 school exams in 2019 at the Elite College in Entebbe . The school was chosen for him together with his sponsor. Eric was sponsored till begin of 2016 through a privat sponsor directly and upon request of the sponsor we have decided to include Eric into MUKISA activities and support the sponsor in all administrative tasks. All costs related to Eric are paid via donation by the sponsor. His school reports and performances will be not published here but directly send to his sponsor. Eric lives with his aunt and his uncle in Bwerenga. He loves football and tag rugby and in the school he loved to be part of the debate club. After his A-level Eric will be not supported further by MUKISA and will discuss further with his sponsor.
More pictures of our kids you could see on the German page: "Unsere Kinder & die Schulen"
Our kids are going to Secondary schools which we have carefully chosen for them. These schools offer a broad spectra of education, security and services. Also the schools / institutes after Secondary School are carefully chosen by us.
In the last 5 years we have seen several schools, where our youngsters have attended lessons. Every school has its strengths and weaknesses and it is difficult to compare them. Based on this, we always decide together with our kids, which school fits best for them with which conditions.
In 2020 Baker and Josephine will attend Secondary Schools which are near to their home and which they have chosen.
Maria and Peace will attend classes at the Mildmay Institute for Health Science for being educated as midwives.
Sanyu will attend the Buganda Royal institute for being educated as kinder garden teacher.
Jimmy will apply for scholarships at universities worldwide.
Pictures of the chosen schools you could find on our German page: "Unsere Kinder & die Schulen".