Interview: Girl Empowerment & Inclusion Are At The Centre Of Molly Nabwami's Work

Molly Nabwami

Molly Nabwami is one of our inaugural cohort Fellows. She was placed at Kasiso Primary School in Luwero District where she and her colleague started the “Donate a Book 256 initiative” that mobilized reading books and resources for setting up a library. 

We talked to Molly following the announcement of her new role as a Field Office Manager for One School At A Time – a Ugandan-based NGO that partners with subsistence farming communities to boost the performance and quality of existing public schools.

Congratulations, tell us about your new role?

Currently, I work with One School At A Time as a Field Office manager. It is an organization that works in partnership with communities to ignite the people's power within all aimed at promoting quality education through Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) and Menstrual health management programs.

How did the TFU fellowship prepare you for this?

The fellowship prepared me very well. The resilience, commitment, and passion that the Fellowship requires helped me to move on and work still in a rural area. I reflect on the experience I gained during the Fellowship to plan for activities and programs in your new role.

Do you feel it shaped a way for your career plans and personal growth?

I honestly believe that the Fellowship shaped a way for my career. My career goal is to contribute to the lives of women and girls and the fellowship allowed me to work closely with them. Through teaching in the classroom and conducting home visits, I was able to inspire and motivate young girls that they can achieve their dreams.

Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?

In the next 5 years, I see myself working tirelessly to ensure that young girls are at the center of all planning and implementation levels. That I have girls that look at me and say; “ooooh my, it's because of Molly that I was able to achieve my dreams”.

What piece of advice do you give university graduates and young professionals?

I advise all fresh graduates to always aim at doing good and impacting their lives. Start small, but about all, being passionate is the way to go.