Stephen Kizza Graduation

Through  desire to  obtain better qualification and remain relevant to  changes taking place in the information industry, in 2013 , Stephen Kizza in Uganda undertook a Master of Science in Information Science study at Makerere University, Kampala Uganda.  This was made possible through a successful  campaign ( available here ) to raise the required tuition.  Classroom studies were completed in 2016 , while  development of an acceptable research proposal has lasted on until recently in 2019 when Stephen was granted permission to proceed to the next level.  This level involves  going to the field , collect raw data , presentation and  analysis of results, all  presented in a thesis. This will lead to eventual completion of the study and attaining the award, without which  the study is incomplete. 

The challenge Stephen am facing is how to meet  the travel expenses involved in data collection , payments of research assistants who will be involved in distribution and collection of questionnaires, payment of a statistician who will analyse data , final presentation of findings ; and printing and  hard cover binding of five  copies of the thesis. 

These expenses are itemized as here below: 
1. Literature review, instrument design and photocopying = $300
2.Personnel travel costs to different libraries)  and allowances = $400
3. Statistician  costs during instrument design & data analysis = $150
4. Final report presentation, printing, binding & other unforeseen expenses = $150.
Total requirement: $1000
This amount is urgent required  to enable me embark on the process and be able to graduate in January 2020, when the next graduation is due.  If the required funds are not raised on time (first amounts available on July 1, 2019), then graduation will be delayed until 2021. Even if that were the case, your donations are greatly appreciated!

Your contribution , how ever modest will be, is humbly appreciated and  will contribute towards development of the information professional  and improvement of  services in  ministerial libraries;  since users will then be better served.  Stephen will then be able to obtain the award which , without your much needed contribution, he is unable to, constrained by both time and financial resources.


  • Joyce Fedeczko 
    • €100 
    • 4 mos
  • Marydee Ojala 
    • €25 
    • 4 mos
  • Stephan Stipdonk 
    • €20 
    • 4 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • €45 
    • 4 mos
  • Geraldine Clement-Stoneham 
    • €25 
    • 4 mos


Dennie Heye 
Delfgauw, NL
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