In May, the Executive Director (ED) of Teso Education Fund (TEF), Dr Patrick Igulot visited students sponsored by their organisation. The successful visit took place from 6-27th May 2022.
TEF is a registered UK charity No 1196225 with its head quarters in London, The United Kingdom.
The vision of TEF is a world in which all young people are well educated, skilled and empowered to live their lives to their full potential.
To achieve its vision TEF provides tuition support to needy but deserving young people undertaking education in higher education in Uganda.
Since its inception 2020, TEF has provided full sponsorship to 24 students from across Teso sub region of eastern Uganda. See here a full list of students supported by TEF.
The ED visited supported students in Kumi University, Soroti School of Comprehensive Nursing, Uganda Martyr’s Vocational Training Institute in Soroti, Uganda College of Commerce, Soroti and Soroti Pharmaceutical College.
Outside Teso area, he visited students studying in Mbale School of Nursing, MT Elgon School of Nursing and Midwifery, and Elgon International Health Institute.
The ED then visited students in Iganga Technical Institute, in Iganga district, students studying in St Francis School of Health Sciences, Mukono district.
In the Kampala City area, the ED visited students studying at Cavendish University and Fisheries Training Institute, Entebbe.
Through the visit, the sponsored students expressed appreciation for the opportunity TEF had given them to receive education. The students were unanimous in their commitment to giving back to their society once they finish their studies.
Most students expressed a desire to continue with their education. Patrick, a student studying nursing said, I do not want to remain at registered nursing. He said, after working for 2 years, I want to enrol for my diploma in nursing and after acquiring the diploma, I want to enrol in human medicine because my dream is to be a neurosurgeon.
Another student, Naboth, a student studying diploma in clinical and community medicine said, when I complete this course, I want to continue with my studies and become a full medical doctor. I do not want to remain at diploma level.
The ED found that as much as TEF was proving tuition, the some students were facing difficulties including meeting the cost of accommodation, acquiring course requirements, and some lack of money to pay for commuter fees.
The partner training institutions lauded TEF for providing the students financial support but also being able to visit the students to find out how they are learning, providing moral and social support and motivating them to study well.
You can also donate to TEF directly. Our bank account is:
Account Name: Teso Education Fund
Sort code: 23 05 80
Account no: 29 12 63 48
To view the Ateso language and culture programme, please go here