Our fellowship is designed to give young leaders meaningful and impactful experiences at the heart of Uganda’s education challenge. Informed by their experience, alumni of the program (and, over time, their students) will work from inside and outside the education system to affect the fundamental changes necessary to ensure equitable access to quality education for all children in Uganda.
Post fellowship, our alumni will join a network of like-minded leaders committed to the collective mission of nurturing leaders who are committed to advancing equitable access to quality education in low-income communities. We will also support our alumni to build their leadership capacity as educators, social entrepreneurs, and leaders/policymakers.
Francis Bizoza is a Teach For Uganda Fellow and a professional teacher who has served in the rural schools of Uganda for the last 03 years. While at the Teach For Uganda fellowship, Francis was able to witness first-hand the challenges facing education among children in underprivileged communities of Uganda. He co-founded the Teacher Empowerment Program (TEP), a platform to transfer skills to rural teachers in the facilitation of learning and mobilization of communities to embrace education. He hopes to grow this association to become an international organization that retools teachers across Africa, with the knowledge that providing children with quality education is the best way to transform an entire nation. Francis is a Society-Internet Governance Fellow and a graduate of Makerere University Uganda.
Engineer Kyobe was placed at Nabutaka Primary school where he and his colleague mobilized parents and other community leaders to value education and bring their children to school. As a mathematics teacher, he inspired his students to self-learn and to love mathematics as a subject. Kyobe intends to continue teaching after realizing that it is the profound act of leadership and the best way to build Uganda as a country – knowing that we have the youngest population in the world. Kyobe holds a BSc in Electrical Engineering from Makerere University.
Winnie joined the Teach For Uganda Fellowship program as a route to diversify her social work experience. Her passion for children has seen her demonstrate immeasurable efforts to mobilize and rally children together to read by supporting them in developing their literacy skills. She lobbied over 300 reading books for her school from friends. To improve school regularity, Winnie started the ‘Beyond 7’ football project in June 2020 with daily football sessions, personal development, community engagement, and competitive games. Their biggest success was 4 of the girls among 13 girls and 17 boys getting scholarships to better schools. They managed to achieve this by working with professional coaches in Mayuge, who supported them to go to Iganga district for a tournament. They acquired jerseys and balls through fundraising. “I have learned mobilization skills, improved my phonetics, engaged stakeholders, and managed projects as a result of this fellowship,” says Winnie. In the future, she wants to establish herself as a social worker for the transformation of the children in Uganda.