Scholarships

HEAL International has established a scholarship program for post-secondary professional and vocational training. Since 2010, HEAL scholarships have helped 5 students complete post-secondary training. Currently, HEAL has 11 dedicated students enrolled in the scholarship program.

For a list of our scholarship program graduates, please click here.

Otto BusingeHEAL sponsored Otto Businge through his secondary school education. In 2012, Otto received the highest O-level exam grades in his district and was featured in a national newspaper for his remarkable accomplishment. Otto has now enrolled in the Bachelors of Environmental Health program at Makerere University in Kampala.

“I chose public health as it allows me to serve the needs of a larger population of people to prevent poor health and disease.”

Thanks to our donors who were able to cover Otto’s first-semester tuition. We are currently seeking support to cover tuition for the remainder of the program.

Otto continues to do his best work in and out of class. New Vision, Uganda’s leading newspaper, recently published an opinion article written by Otto. Read his views here.

 

Our Scholarship Recipients:

Left to Right: James Kayondo, Arif Alibhai, Kato William, Moses Gumisiriza, Bright Mucunguzi, Stephen Basaija, Geofrey Achibu

Left to Right: James Kayondo, Arif Alibhai, Kato William, Moses Gumisiriza, Bright Mucunguzi, Stephen Basaija, Geofrey Achibu

Current Scholarship Recipients

Alice Kemigua started at the Fort Portal International Nursing School in May 2013. She is still in the early stages of her education.

Bright Mucunguzi began his 2.5 year program for Medical Officer of Health in September 2012. He is doing very well and is most appreciative. He writes:

“With great humility I thank the Lord for your life and for what He is enabling you to do to change the lives of many. I therefore extend my sincere appreciation for your support towards my academic excellence…I promise that I will continue working hard for academic excellence and to ensure the better world.”

Elizabeth Nnanyonga has completed her 1st year at the Fort Portal International Nursing School. She writes:

“I would like to thank you for everything you have done for me since you have changed my life to my expectation i.e. my dream. You have become my dad, my mum, my everything and I pray hard that you keep that spirit since my course has not yet ended.”

Denis Birungi started his first year of law school at Uganda Mukono Christian University in January 2015. This is the best law school in Uganda. He writes:

“I take the pleasure to report to you that I have come top in my stream once again in the previous exams with 4.10 GPA. It is believed that the previous semester is the most difficult in law school because of the complicated course units covered in it. So am very much overjoyed by this mark.
Thank you so much, Arif for the tireless support that enables me to rip such success. Extend my appreciation to the entire H.E.A.L members.”

Ihunde Saide will begin her 1st year of nursing at the Fort Portal International Nursing School in May 2015.

Jackline Kabahenda has been promoted to her 2nd year as a midwife at the Fort Portal International Nursing School. She writes:

“I really appreciate because you have caused a great change in my life.”

Janet Kemirembe began her 2nd year of nursing at the Virika School of Nursing. She writes:

“We are four children in the family with the mother and my father died. I thank you for all efforts you are putting into me and to make me whom I am now. You have helped me to make my dream to come true from nowhere now I am somewhere by your efforts. All the studies are going well and I have no problem.”

Juliet Nyangoma started at the Virika School of Nursing in November 2013. She is still in the early stages of her education.

Ritah Birungi has been promoted to her 2nd year of nursing at the Virika School of Nursing. She writes:

“I am a Ugandan aged 18 and born in a family of four children. My parents do not have enough support and I have attained a lot from the organization. Nursing is a good course because we meet different people who need our help. It has enabled me to pray for the sick and kindly help them. I am ready to continue with my studies.”

Robert Atuyambe started his 1st year of nursing at the Virika School of Nursing in 2014 and is doing well. He writes:

“Great thanks to HEAL International together with YES for the tremendous support that have been rendered to me in my academic progress.”

Stephen Basaija began attending Uganda Mukono Christian University in September 2012. This is the best law school in Uganda. Out of a class of 300, Stephen was 7th at the end of his first year. Congratulations to Stephen!