Cohort Two Students Profiles

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

Jovia Kadoma, a Ugandan by nationality was born in 1998 in the western part of Uganda particularly Hoima district where she grew up from. She is currently enrolled in a Bachelor's programme in Food science and Agribusiness at Gulu University in Uganda for a period of four years (2018-2022). She is much pleased with MasterCard Foundation which sponsors her education through RUFORUM. Jovia's objective is to develop Africa by using the knowledge and skills acquired from trainings attended and more so to ensure food security so as to eradicate poverty out of African communities



Iyaloo N. Sheyavali is a Namibian by nationality. Born in 1993, she is the last born of his family and a food scientist. Currently she is doing Masters in Food Security and Community Nutrition at Gulu University under the TAGDEv project (RUFORUM@Mastercard foundation). She plans on setting the baseline that will help the next generation reach their full potential by being a good example to all the young ones in her community. She also wishes to come up with an intervention that will effectively improve the food accessibility and hunger levels in Africa by doing what she loves most, which is food production, value addition and new product development



Born in 1997, Akankunda Jonath grew up in Bushenyi district Uganda. He is a last born of six children, is currently enrolled in Bachelor of Science program in food and agri-business at Gulu university (Uganda). Jonath is supported by MasterCard foundation and RUFORUM. He has a dream of starting up food processing company after his studies.


Lawrence Ouma is pursuing Bachelor of Science in horticulture in Egerton University and supported by MasterCard foundation through RUFORUM program. He is a Kenyan by nationality, and was born in 1996 in a small village called kisoko in western part of Kenya as third born in family of ten. His dream is to build on the skill I gain from this program to become a horticulturist and solve the issue food shortage in Africa through enhancing agriculture growth and development



Lily Bor Chepkemoi (Kenyan) was born in 1996 in a village known as Ogiligei, Nakuru and is a forth born child in a family of six .She is currently enrolled in a Bachelor of Science program in Horticulture at Egerton University( Kenya) for four years (2018-2022), supported by MasterCard Foundation Scholarship through RUFORUM. Lily’s purpose is to acquire agricultural technical skills and entrepreneurial skills which she will use to transform the her community and Kenya at large, through starting a big enterprise which will employ and mentor as many youths and women as possible


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