Attending: Makarere University
Studying: Computer Sciences
Rose is no stranger to hard work. Since she was a child, she worked alongside her parents in the rock quarry to earn money for school fees. Working in the quarry is arguably to most arduous work here in Uganda. However, instead of lamenting the hard labor of her childhood, she is grateful for what the experience taught her about persevering through difficulty.
It is this ethic of determination that has carried her through her high school degree and will serve her immensely during her time in University. Rose has learned at Sseko that everyone is equally important. She says, “You can’t do something well without someone else. We teach each other and we need each other.” Rose knows that age plays a very little part in your ability to have a voice and an impact.
She has discovered that being quiet at times is quite alright and in fact helped her to live with other people well. These tangible experiences have equipped her with the confidence to make new friends at University. Rose’s advice: “You can never stop learning about people and enjoying the time you have with them.” She gets it and we like that.