Jane starts her Culinary Career

The Hand Up fund has a new graduate to celebrate. Jane completed her degree in Hotel Management with a focus on Catering from the YMCA Institute. She recently accepted a culinary job at a tourist hotel in Kampala. Prior to her graduation in January, we spoke with her and she had set her sights on…

Mike’s Teaching and Music Dreams

Congratulations to Mike, who graduated from Makerere University with an Education degree earlier this year.  He’s currently inspiring other students to learn and study hard as a teacher at Emmanuel College near Kampala. In addition to teaching, he’s a musician and loves to sing. He’s saved enough money to record his first two songs in…

Graduation Makerere University Style

After 14 years of watching Jaki excel on her educational path, we had the great fortune to participate in her graduation from Makerere University.  We’ve participated in many large U.S. university graduations with family members in the past, but this one was truly unique. Many things were similar – we were on a big, prestigious…

Juliet Graduates!

We’re happy to announce that Nnamirimu Juliet has graduated from Kampala International College.  Although her commencement ceremony is still a few months off, we couldn’t help sharing the news now. We met Juliet five years ago, when she faced several challenges to attain her goal of attending college.  Juliet has been buoyed by the support…