Agnes Irene Akareut
Agnes Irene Akareut was born in 2000. She comes from Ongino sub county in Kumi district. Agnes is the 7th born of 9 siblings. She was born to a peasant farming family.
She attended Kapasak Primary School and Wiggins Senior Secondary School where she obtained Uganda Certificate of Education. She then attended Bukedea Technical Institute where received a National Certificate in Agriculture.
According to Akareut, her education was a struggle as seen from this quote.
“I obtained this education through the hands of the well-wishers and through the government of Uganda since my family did not look up on the benefits of education. Being a girl is worse than ever, the little income my mother could fetch out of selling local waragi (Ajono) could be used for family sustainability and not for education with a statement
“the girl’s education ends nowhere but, in a man’s kitchen!”.
Agnes is now studying National Diploma in Fisheries Management and Technologies at The National Fisheries Institute in Entebbe. Agnes’s ambition is to becomes a model fish farmer. She says, “I wish to take this scholarship to accomplish my goals of becoming the best fish farmer in my country and community”.
Agnes is determined and says,
“Being awarded the chance to study further in my field at Fisheries Training Institute Entebbe is an incredible opportunity for me and one I intend to seize wholeheartedly without reservation”.
“I have consistently proven throughout my previous studies that when presented with an opportunity I will strive as hard as I can to best represent myself and reward those who have granted me a chance to prove such”.
“This scholarship represents to me an opportunity to fully focus my attention on the main objective of achieving the best I can in the Fisheries Management & Technologies program. I will strive to be a representative and ambassador of Teso Education Fund Organization throughout my future career and am very thankful to be able to attend this course”.
Debora was born in 1999. Deborah is the 3rd born of 8 siblings. She was born to a peasant family. She comes from a large family of 12 members including orphans that her parents adopted.
Deborah started her education at Alwa Primary School in Kaberamaido district. She then attended Halcyon High School in Soroti for her O’ Level where obtained her Uganda Certificate of Education.
She then joined St. Francis School of Health Sciences in Mukono, where she completed in July 2019 and was awarded a certificate in Medical Laboratory Technology.
Deborah says, Diploma in Medical Laboratory Techniques is the course I want to take as I will be upgrading in the course.
Deborah has plans to help her family. She says,
“…with TEF scholarship, I am sure I will be of great help to my parents to relieve them a bit from paying school fees probably if I come out and start working”.
“It has been very difficult for my parents to pay for us school fees since we are very many which even led to some of my siblings repeating classes since mother and father were not in position to pay for them. They had to push the ones in upper classes as these ones sat back home”.
Deborah has plans to help others. She says,
“The scholarship will also help me to develop my mind as I get to know what the Bible says that blessed is the hand that gives and with this am, sure it will aid me to look deep into my dreams, plans and goals to help others as a way of thanking God for his blessing upon my life and those who helped me also to achieve what I prayed for in my future”.
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