During Team One’s trip to Uganda in 2007, recent secondary school graduate Douglas expressed an interest in becoming a nurse. The following year, after making sure this was something Douglas really wanted and was qualified to pursue, CTT began sponsoring him at Mengo Nursing and Midwifery School in Kampala. Douglas studied hard and performed well. He auditioned for and received the opportunity to perform in a dance/drum troupe outside of school. He frequently returned to the orphanage to help teach dance and drumming to the younger children. In May 2011, Douglas obtained his nursing degree. It was a momentous occasion for him and for the friends of CTT. Douglas became our first post-secondary school graduate. With our continued assistance, he will be a paid intern at the medical clinic at the orphanage for the next 18 months (and he continues to volunteer as a dance/drum teacher). The children look up to Douglas and admire his accomplishments. They now know that, in spite of their difficult situations, with determination and hard work, they can make it… just as Douglas has.
Billy and Nelson have been CTT-sponsored secondary school students for the past several years. They graduated with good grades in December, 2010. Both boys expressed a desire to attend University. After applications and strenuous examinations, Billy and Nelson were both accepted to Makere University in Kampala. Classes began in August, 2011. Billy will study Business Administration, and Nelson will pursue a degree in Computer Science.