Kyeyune Francis

November 21, 2019 11:17 am

Published by Partners for Community Transformation

Bachelors of Demography and Reproductive Health – Makerere University, 2015.

Am from Mityana District, my father was a primary teacher but has since retired and my mother has been a house wife since my childhood. She is of those ladies that tested the challenges of inequality when her parents refused to educate her with a belief that being a girl she would only benefit her husband in future. Am the first born of six siblings. I was selected by PaCT in 2007 after I was recommended by my teacher at Mityana Secondary School. The recommendation came as a result increased absenteeism from school due to lack of school fees.  I often missed school though this never deterred me from performing excellently in class, and it’s my good performance that prompted my teachers to search for a possible sponsor and he ended up landing at PaCT. 

While in senior two Mr. Mathias Steve started sponsoring me.  I managed to complete my A’ level successfully and joined Makerere University where he graduated with a Bachelors of Demography and Reproductive Health in 2015.

I was lucky that Trans cultural Psychosocial Organization (TPO) an NGO based in Mityana where I conducted my internship called me to fill a volunteer vacancy immediately after my graduation.  Later in 2017 I was confirmed as a full time staff for a position of data clerk and I find my job very interesting. The sponsorship opportunity was my greatest turning point and it was very crucial in preventing from joining the fishing activities at lake as I was getting frustrated with the frequent missing of classes.

Am very thankful to my sponsor Mathias and all those behind the running of PaCT and Mityana Charity in UK. I can now earn a living and sustain myself economically as well as supporting some of my siblings. Am very strong and determined that in the near future I will be able to also give back by supporting my community in any way possible including sponsoring a child.