Our fellowship is designed to give young leaders meaningful and impactful experience at the heart of Uganda’s education crisis. 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 excellent and equitable education for all children in Uganda.
Post fellowship, our alumni will join a network of like-minded leaders committed to the collective mission of ending education inequity in Uganda. We will also support our alumni to build their leadership capacity in whatever career path they choose.
Our hope is to see our alumni take on roles in both public and private sectors as policy makers, education leaders, teachers, social entrepreneurs, charity workers, corporate leaders and more, all working together to provide excellent education to all children in Uganda.
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.
Charles was placed at St. Jude Mwangi Primary School in Luwero where he and his colleague run a campaign dubbed “every child go to school”, which helped increase enrolment in the school from 83 students to 320 within 1 year. As a mathematics and science teacher, he taught his children using practical approaches that have helped them to develop hand skills and improve on their performances.
Some of his pupils developed an architectural design for a modern community that they intend to build as adults and others developed egg incubators with locally made materials. He also mobilized resources to build teachers’ houses in his school, a project that is underway to date. Charles currently runs a community-based organisation in Kumi district that uses sports to inspire young girls to stay in school and as an opportunity to impart technical skills to the girls to economically empower them.