In May, this year, our second recipient of a university scholarship, Kayongo David, finished his course-work for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Engineering from Makerere University in Uganda. He is a bright and talented student who will graduate in formal ceremonies in November with a cumulative grade-point average of 4.24/5.00, and recognition by listing on the Dean’s list for several semesters. Right now, he is serving as a Quench and Connect Graduate Fellow at his alma mater high school Gayaza Cambridge College where he has duties as a teaching assistant and more importantly as a ‘role model’ for the current students at the school. It is our hope that he will motivate other young people to work hard and to achieve the success that he has. We are very proud of our second scholarship student and wish him success as he begins to search for a job this Fall.
And as Kayongo finishes, our third university scholarship recipient, Kilili Debo Roy, is just beginning his first term at Makerere University where he intends to study medicine. He was recommended to us by the Head Teacher of Gayaza Cambridge College, Ssewanyana Gerald, since Kilili scored very high on the science sections of the national exams (16/20 possible). His Mother passed on in 2008, and so his Father now is sole head of an extended family of 15 children. His father does brick laying to support education for his children, but the family has no funds for university education. The full-ride scholarship from Quench and Connect will provide all costs for Kilili, including tuition, fees, room and board, medical coverage and living expenses. He must maintain a grade point average above a certain mark to be eligible for renewal of the scholarship for each year. Please join us in wishing Kilili Roy ‘happy studies’.