MEET NAMUKISA JACKIE

One of the key outcomes of the Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Apprenticeship Program is increased employability skills for the youth. Namukisa Jackie is a youth who has been living with her sister in a two roomed rental house in Katoogo village. For a long time, Jackie has been struggling to find what to eat and provide herself with other basic needs. To make ends meet, she would look for gardens and dig to get an income. Jackie says she never had any idea of how to use money profitably. No one had ever spoken to her about financial planning and savings. Her income was not only...

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Nakalanzi Proscovia

I was born on 15 November1984. I am a daughter of the late Mpagi John and late Najjuma Jane, making me a total orphan. My home village is Kirwanyi, Nakisunga Sub-county, Mukono District, Uganda. I went to Seeta-Nazigo Primary School, secondary in Seeta College (O level) and Eagle’s Nest Senior (A level). I lived with my father and step-mother until he died of HIIV in 1995 when I was in primary four. My mother died in 2003 when I was in senior five. This was and still is a very difficult situation, but God is making wonders for me. Being an orphan did not make me discouraged. I was so...

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Meet our new Director of Health Services

Jennifer is a global health and social service professional with over a decade of experience working with marginalized and underserved populations in the US and abroad. She spent the past 6 years as a strategic consultant for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services focusing on improving self-sufficiency, workforce development, and education and training programs. Prior to this, Jennifer spent 4 years as an advocate for health, education, and child and family welfare for a national organization focused on improving the lives of indigenous populations in the US. Jennifer has a Bachelor...

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KIDDAWALIME GODFREY

24 year old Godfrey Kiddawalime dropped out of school in S4. To earn a living, Godfrey ventured into many small businesses including being a barber as well as small scale agriculture. When he became part of the Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Apprenticeship Program, Godfrey greatly improved his leadership skills. He acknowledges that sessions about self-awareness and personal leadership have been of great importance for his character development and ambition. Godfrey now speaks boldly and has an I-can-attitude. LEAP supported Godfrey to undertake basic computer skills training. On completion...

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