Please meet a few of the students sponsored by Change the Truth.
Achienge Beatrice is in Senior 2. She is 13 years old. Beatrice is a half-orphan: she has four siblings. Her favorite subjects in school are English, French and Literature. You can usually find Beatrice reading – her favorite book she has read so far has been Tom Sawyer. When she graduates from college, Beatrice would like to be a bank manager. She also hopes to visit the USA.
Akwi Tina is from the village of Soroti in Mukura. She is the second youngest of five children. Tina loves to play netball, and she loves to dance. Her favorite subjects are Math, Chemistry, Biology and Economics. Tina wants to be a surgeon when she completes her education. She is currently in Senior 2.
Atim Evalyn is from Lira in northern Uganda. She is in Senior 4. She has a sister named Joan. Her favorite subjects in school are English, Art and Religious Education. Evalyn loves to play netball and hand around with her friends. She’d like to become a farmer and then someday build an orphanage.
Auma Sanday arrived at SMK to attend Primary 3 (in 2006) with her mother (who is currently Head Warden and Dormitory Matron) and her two sisters (Ayo Lillian and Aloyo Scovia). Their family fled the unrest and rebel fighting in northern Uganda after her father was killed by rebel soldiers. Sanday enjoys assisting her mother with the caretaking of the younger children at SMK. She is still exploring her options for a future career path. Sanday has just begun her Senior 5 year.
Kiden Isabella attends Taibah School and is in Senor 4. She is one of the top students in her class. “Issy” especially enjoys studying Biology, History and Finance. She’s an extremely talented artist and loves to draw. In her spare time, she also reads, plays netball and dances. “Issy” wants to become a pharmacist, doctor or lawyer when she finishes school. Her biggest dream is to travel to the USA and France, then return to Uganda to help the children at St. Mary Kevin Children’s Home.
Lwasa Steven is currently in his Senior 4 year. He came to SMK from Nakilama village. He is a half-orphan; his father died in 1997. Steven came to SMK in 2006 for Primary 2 because his mother needed assistance with reduced school fees. He enjoys playing football and is extremely easygoing, personable and smart. A diligent, high performing student, Stephen would like to become an accountant.
Muwanguzi Mark is in Senior 5. This bright young man was one of the top performers throughout his primary school years. He received an academic scholarship from Kajjansi Progressive Secondary School to complete is O-Level (Senior 1-Senior 4) studies. Mark is involved with SMK’s Art Club and enjoys assisting with SMK’s agriculture projects. He aspires to become a heart surgeon. Mark will attend Mengo Senior School for the last two years of secondary school. It is one of the oldest and most respected schools in Uganda. He will be taking Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Computer.
Muzungu Wycliffe is 18 years old and is in Senior 4. He came to study at SMK in Primary 2 with his younger sister and brother. His single mother is a tailor in a village near Kampala. Wycliffe loves to play football and also plays the bass drum in the brass band. He wants to someday become an engineer and have the means to help kids in need.
Okecha Brain is in Senior 4 this year. He is a half orphan and has four brothers He’s a gifted artist. Brian loves CTT because it has “provided me with my needs at school, created friendships between me and other people from across the world, and given me hope of having a good future through helping me to develop my art talent.” This engaged young man plays the trumpet and draws and paints like there’s no tomorrow. He wants to become an architect.