Meet Geoffrey, a student at Uganda Christian University (UCU), Kampala Uganda. He is currently in his fourth year pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Law.
When he joined UCU in 2019, he did not have tuition-related challenges; at least not the kind that would grind to a halt his university education. He was excited and optimistic like any other freshman because he was going to pursue his dream course.
Unfortunately, when COVID-19 hit in 2020, everything changed. His father, a Lay reader with the Anglican Church of Uganda, could no longer afford to pay tuition fees to keep him and his siblings at university. Churches were closed and the economy was severely damaged by the pandemic. This meant that his father, who in capacity was an employee of the church had effectively become unemployed.
His hope of attaining his academic goals started to dwindle. Life became difficult, and so many things changed. In his words; “I could see my dream of becoming an advocate slipping through the vicious claws of COVID-19: Dad’s primary source of income was no more; the little he got only helped to keep the family from starving! I feared that this was the beginning of a downward spiral into a future of lack and poverty.”
Geoffrey is not alone. There are many students in UCU, within the categories of the clergy, clergy children, orphans, and other needy students, who, after enrolling, are unable to fund their education to completion. They need this financial support.
The goal of this campaign is to raise USD 270,000. This money will not only help Geoffrey but also other 74 undergraduate students to attain their first degree.
The Vice-Chancellor of UCU, Assoc. Prof. Aaron Mushengyezi, endorses this fundraising campaign. (Click the link to watch his 2-minute message): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GT6eM2Z760
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