Cohort Two Students Profiles

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

Nanok Aaron was born in 1991 in the rural setting of Turkana East Sub County in Turkana County, Kenya. He is enrolled in a Master of Science programme in Food Security and Community Nutrition, Gulu University, and supported through the MasterCard scholarship at RUFORUM. Nanok has a dream of making Turkana County a food and Nutrition Secure through promotion of Climate Smart Agriculture Technologies. He wants to set an organic demonstration farm for learning and adopting favorable technologies in the climate change times, while producing healthy food to rural community.


Nampija Gloria is a Ugandan by nationality. She was born in 1999 in Kaberamaido district in Eastern Uganda. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of science in Biosystems Engineering at Gulu University (Uganda) which is a four years programme under MasterCard scholarship at RUFORUM Her dream is to learn new agricultural technologies from the course she is pursuing in order to increase the yields in agriculture and income of farmers in my community.


Nakawooya Justine, is Ugandan by nationality and born in 1999 in Kakiri-Wakiso district. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Biosystems Engineering at Gulu University under MasterCard foundation scholarship through RUFORUM. She is the fifth born of six and stays with both parents who are primary school teachers. Justine dreams of improving the agricultural value chain through improved preservation methods and food processing technologies, she envisions a food secure Africa and is passionate about community service


SOGNIGBE Mededode Monique, a Beninese, was born in 1994 in Benin. She is the youngest amongst her siblings, and also the only educated. Monique is a
MasterCardFoundation@Ruforum student pursuing Master of Science in Food Security and Community Nutrition at Gulu University (Uganda). She has chosen to change her community mindset about women and fight for durable reduction of food and nutrition insecurity from rural to urban areas in Africa through innovation.


Adongo lmmaculate is enrolled in Bachelor of Agro-Entrepreneurship and communication management at Gulu University (Uganda). She is supported by MasterCard Foundation through RUFORUM for a period of four years (2018-2022). She is Ugandan by nationality and was born in 1996 in Teso region Eastern Uganda. She is the only one who has reached University in her family. Her dreams are to help her siblings attain Education and help small scale farmers in her community improve on their farming methods through sensitization and opening demonstration farms from where they can learn from.



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