Cohort Two Students Profiles

Second Cohort (2018) of the Beneficiaries of the RUFORUM-MasterCard Foundation Scholarship

Mainimo Edmond Nyuyki is a Cameroonian by nationality. He was born in 1993 in Kikaikelaki- Kumbo, North West Region of Cameroon. Edmond is a purpose-driven young man currently pursuing a Masters of Science in Agri-Enterprises Development (2018-2020) at Gulu University (Uganda). He is being supported by the Mastercard Foundation-RUFORUM Scholarship Scheme .Edmond is so passionate about contributing in converting the agricultural potential of his country and Africa into wealth creation. Developing and establishing well sustained agri-enterprise incubation centers for youth capacity building in agri-entrepreneurship and an agricultural extension agency for rural agricultural development

Kwadu Ivan is a Ugandan by Nationality. Kwadu was born in 1997 being the 2nd last born of seven children. And he grew up in Eastern region of Uganda particularly Buyende district. He is currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s of science in food and agribusiness at Gulu University, through the MasterCard Foundation supported TAGDEv project at RUFORUM. He sees this as empowerment opportunity to transform his community through value addition to increase food quantity and quality, prevent food spoilage, and reduce food insecurity in the country.

Kawooya Joseph was born in 1996 in Kyotera district. He is currently enrolled in a Bachelor of Science in Agri-entreprenuership and communication management. Joseph is being supported by RUFORUM-MasterCard Scholarship at Gulu University for a period of four years. Joseph’s dream is to become a prominent and great business man in Africa who will set up industries that provide jobs to many unemployed people specifically the youth in Africa. Joseph also has a dream of setting up schools for orphans in his region in order to give a chance for the needy children to acquire education which has a greatest impact of changing one’s social mobility

Aarakit Pauline, Ugandan by Nationality was born in 1993, she is third born in a family of eight children whose parents are peasants from Oogoria village, Kumi sub- County, Kumi district, Eastern Uganda. She is currently enrolled in Master of Science in Agronomy and has passion for agriculture. Pauline is being supported by the RUFORUM-MasterCard Scholarship at Egerton University, Pauline being an Agronomist has a purpose to set up a demonstration farm in her village there by training farmers on the modern Agricultural practices, crop pest and disease management and Value addition on the agricultural produce thus improve on the crop productivity and yields leading to increased income levels of the community members enabling them to educate their children, attain medical services and improve on their standards of living within the District and Country at large

Atabong Getrude is Ugandan by nationality, she is the fourth born out of her seven siblings who were born and raised in the Eastern part of Uganda and the only girl at
university. She is currently enrolled for a Bachelor’s Degree program in food science and agribusiness at Gulu university in Uganda and supported by MasterCard through RUFORUM. She has a big dream to establish an agricultural learning center to teach local farmers management of post-harvest losses and value addition to improve their livelihood and eradicate poverty in Tororo District




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