SCHOOL FEES PROGRAM
Our School Fees Program, run by Kaweesi Henry, connects students from the Gujja Ting African Art organization with sponsors in the United States who provide funds for their schooling. The sponsorship is viewed more as that of a mentor/mentee relationship. GTAA wants to ensure that there is a real connection between the sponsors and their students. Only then will the program reach its full potential! Relationships between sponsor and students previously enrolled in the program continue to grow strong even after completion!
There are currently 12 students enrolled in the School Fees Program. These 12 individuals range from primary school up to that of a University level education. School is a very expensive necessity for families in Uganda. Many children do not get the opportunity to attend or finish some form of proper education - especially in large families with more than 1 child. Children without an education are less likely to be able to provide for his/her family in the future. Knowledge is strength - and one of Gujja Ting's missions is to help provide the fostering of knowledge through the School Fees Program, which can not only bring a child together with a loving sponsor, but impact their future for the better.
Below are the 12 individuals that are currently enrolled in the program. Get to know them here!
Meet Akisam Goloba. He is 19 years old and lives in Nabulagala, Uganda. Akisam has 2 brothers and 3 sisters. He is currently in the Senior Three class and outside of school he enjoys boxing, dancing, art, and hip hop. Akisam dreams of one day being a self reliant artist.
"MY NAME IS AKISAM GOLOBA. I AM 19 YEARS OLD. I HAVE TWO BROTHERS AND THREE SISTERS AND LIVE WITH MY LOVELY MOM. I LIKE MUSIC, DANCE, AND RAPPING. I WANT TO DEVELOP INTO A GOOD RELIANT ARTIST."
Meet Denis Magezi. Denis, or Arthur as he prefers to be called, is 15 years old and living in Nabulagala, Uganda with his 3 brothers. Arthur is in class Senior Two and his extracurricular activities swimming and dancing. Arthur loves to stay active and he dreams of becoming a professional dancer and beat boxer.
Meet Ivan. Ivan enjoys playing football and plans on becoming a professional athlete. He enjoys hanging out with friends and dancing. He is in Senior three of school.
"I AM KALULE Ivan, I am 14 YEARS OLD, I HAVE ONE BROTHER AND TWO SISTERS. I AM IN SENIOR THREE. I LIKE PLAYING FOOTBALL AND MY GOAL IS TO BECOME A GREAT SPORTSMAN AND A PROFESSIONAL DANCER. I ENJOY CHILLING OUT WITH MY HOMIES."
Meet Jackie. Jackie is 20 years old and a student at UMCAT School of Journalism. She comes from a family of 7 having 3 brothers and 3 sisters. She enjoys hanging out with friends, singing, and dancing.
"I am an enthusiastic lady who never gives up no matter what, such a free, friendly, caring person who got love for fellow humans. I ever believe in positivity and this has helped me succeed much in having great life. I know that the persistence, belief we get to be having and the decision we make are what put us into the right positions of fulfilling what we yearn to achieve."
Meet Joel! Joel is 14 years old and loves to beat box. He hopes to make a living at it one day. Joel has 4 sisters and one day wants to represent Uganda through his hip hop and dance skills.
"I am Talemwa Joel a Ugandan living in Kampala. I am in Senior one at Old Kampala Senior Secondary School. I love dancing and beat boxing. I have four sisters and we are Batoro from Basita clan."
Meet Musa. Musa loves football and drawing. He is currently in Kindergarten 3 and has 1 brother and 1 sister. He loves to draw and play football. He hopes to one day become a professional athlete.
"I am Bukenya Musa i am in top class i have one brother and one sister and i have both loving parents. i love drawing pictures and playing football."
Meet Robinah. She is 11 years old living in Nabulagala with her 4 sisters and brothers. She is in Primary 5 and loves to sing and dance. She hopes to one day become a famous singer both nationally and internationally.
"I am Nalwoga Robinah and i am in Primary five, i have four sisters and four brothers. My passion is singing."
This is Shadia. Shania is 13 years old. She has 4 brothers and aspires to one day be a lawyer. She likes singing, debating, playing volleyball, and dancing.
"I am a very a humble, polite, loving girl who loves helping others in case of trouble or danger. i love friends and being around them. i want to succeed in my education by becoming a lawyer in future who will help and protect those who are innocent and those who are poor."
Meet Tiana. Tiana is currently in primary two and 8 years old. She too lives in Nabulagala and has 2 sisters and 1 brother. He goal is to be a professional swimmer.
"My name is Nampijja Tiana, I am 8yrs old. I live in Nabulagala with both my parents, 2 sisters, and 1 brother. My school is kasuubi Church of God and i am in Primary two."