“Don’t go for anything that is offered because it’s been offered, have a clear understanding of what you need then pursue it.”
Asiimwe K. Desire
Programmes and Gender Advisor
Desire is a responsible, value-oriented young lady with a positive mind and attitude. She is passionate about creating a positive impact in the lives of the young people and her greatest desire is to see a world where there is equality, inclusiveness, and respect for humanity irrespective of gender, social class, race and ethnicity.
Desire holds a Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems from Muni University, Arua. She attended Masheruka Modern Primary school in Sheema for her primary education and Immaculate Heart Girls School- Nyakibale for her O’ and A’ Level. She hails from Rweishamiro, Masheruka, Sheema district in western Uganda.
In May 2019, she was awarded a technical skills study tour to China under Huawei Seeds for the Future program having emerged among the best 10 students whose ideas on how to solve community problems using IT were ranked the best in Uganda. .
In June 2019, she was part of only 3 young women leaders from Uganda, 20 from Africa and 80 from across the world to take part in the Study of the United States Institute (SUSI) for women leadership at the University of Delaware, USA. The study that is sponsored by the U.S Department of State Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs aims at empowering women in the field of leadership so that the can be agents of positive change and development in their communities, country and globally. After University, she did her graduate training as a Network Engineer with Huawei Technologies (Uganda) Co. Ltd.
Desire is the brain behind the You Can Initiative (YCI), a project still in its formation stages whose aim is to empower, mentor and motive pupils and students to embrace education (formal and vocational). YCI also works toward instilling values and virtues in children from a young age so that they can grow into informed citizens with a defined picture of who and what they would like to be.
“Start where you are, use what you have, do what you can”