We are grateful for these people who stepped forward to serve other young people. As a non profit initiative, we build true partnerships and we believe each person is in a unique position to serve others. Desmond Tutu once said, “Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.“
Joshua is an ICT teacher at Kigumba Intensive Secondary School in Kiryandongo district. He is passionate about STEM and when he is not teaching, he involves students in STEM-related activities and competitions. He attended Lira Town College for A-level, where he participated in the Annual Communication Innovations Awards (ACIA) in 2014. He graduated with a Diploma in Information & Communication Technology from All Saints University Lango (ASUL) in 2018. Currently, he is involved in the Annual Biotechnology Essay Writing Competition.
Joshua believes that young people should value practical skills. He is helping with the Career Assistance Programme in the Kiryandongo area.
Ocen Oscar Patrick
Oscar is a senior ICT teacher at Dr. Obote College Boroboro, one of the top performing schools in northern Uganda. Before that, he was a teacher at Agwata Secondary School in Dokolo district. His journey into a STEM career is quite remarkable and graduated with Bachelor of Information & Communication Technology from Gulu University in 2014.
He is passionate about ICT and his students are among the top performers in northern Uganda. Oscar is helping CSI with STEM programmes coordination, CAP and ICT Leaders Forum. He is a respected ICT professional and is looking forward to returning to Gulu University to pursue MSc. ICT for Development.
Otee Ceaser Okae
Ceaser is currently pursuing National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering at Uganda Technical College-Lira. He attended his primary education at Lira Primary School, joined Adwari Secondary School for his Ordinary Level (2013-2016). He completed his Advanced Level education at Lira Town College, where he was one of the best ICT students in 2018. He lives in Angwetangwet, Erute South, Lira City in northern Uganda. In 2018 and 2019, he was part of school team that participated in annual Science & Technology Innovation Challenge (robotics) organized by Oysters and Pearls Uganda in Gulu. His team developed a robot named “Paron X” that is used for ploughing, weeding and harvesting crops and it emerged among the best projects. Currently, he is volunteering with Centre for Skills and Innovation (CSI) and his role involves career advising and assisting high school leavers with the university application process.
Kidega, as he is fondly called by friends, works with Lira Town College as a School Warden. He pursued a Diploma in Secondary Education at National Teachers College (NTC)- Unyama and qualified as a science teacher (Agriculture).
Prior to that, he studied at Lira Town College at both levels (O’ and A’ level). Kidega has a boundless passion for agriculture as a business and has worked with many entrepreneurs in Lira town on improving farm production and agro practices. He also has a sharp entrepreneurial mind and has started and managed many small businesses, while still doing his professional career.
Kidega will be implementing the Career Assistance Programme (CAP) at Lira Town College, with support Ceaser and CSI team. Kidega is a STEM activist and encourages young people to join the science world.