Student Profiles

John Tinkamanyire

John Tinkamanyire
  • Gender: Male
  • Birthday: October 24, 1991
  • Age: 20 years old
  • School: Kawanda C.O.U Sec.Sch
  • Grade: Senior 5 (12th grade)
  • Interests: Soccer

Short Bio:

John has approximately 50 in his class and there are approximately 400 students in the school. This school ends at Senior IV so this will be his last year.His parents are both deceased. He has two brothers Matsiko Julius (21), and Tumusiime Emanuel (16). He has been receiving help from Hope Institute for three years, and this fourth year will complete his education at Kawanda. Kawanda is a day school. John reports he walks 2 kilometers (one way) daily to school. He would like to be a science teacher. He would like to attend Old Kampala, and would welcome a sponsor.

Short Q&A:

Why do you want to be a science teacher?

to help my community, we lack teachers

Tell us about yourself:

I live in Kyetume, 2 km from school, with my brother in our late father’s home. My brother Julius takes care of us at home. For school fee for Emanuel, my uncles are supporting him.

What makes you special?

I’m a sportsman and leader. I was happy to get a scholarship because, after I completed primary 7, I was to stay home because my parents were no longer existed and died in my primary level. I used to keep some animals because it helped me to provide for my school fees for primary level. After primary seven, I was to live at the school, but now I’m happy to get this scholarship. I’m sure that I will use this chance to be an important person and to help other people who are like me. I know that with God, everything is simple. Thanks.

Rachael Gwaira Mutesi

Rachael Gwaira Mutesi
  • Gender: Female
  • Birthday: 1995
  • Age: 16 years
  • School: Kigulu College, Namungalwe
  • Grade: Senior 2
  • Tuition Cost: $682/yr. or $57/mo.
  • Sponsor: NONE

Short Bio:

Rachael live in Namungalwe parish and is one of six siblings. Rachaels parents are unable to send her to school because of the large number of children. Since 2008 Hope Institute has sponsored Racheal.

Emanuel Karera

Emanuel Karera
  • Gender: Male
  • Birthday: December 25, 1992
  • Age: 19 years old
  • School: Kawanda C.O.U Sec.Sch
  • Grade: Senior 4 (12th grade)
  • Interests: Soccer

Short Bio:

Unfortunutly, both of Emanuel’s parents are deceased. He started receiving help from Hope Institute three years ago. Emanuel has approximately 50 other students in his class out of 400 students in the school. Secondary school ends at Senior IV so he is approaching his final year. He has one sibling Kasigwa Athanus (16), whom is reportedly no enrolled longer in school. He feels he is good at relating with his fellow students; that is why he feels he would make a good counselor. He knows what they like and dislike and will fight for their rights.

Emanuel used to get money through digging, during my primary level. I asked what getting money through digging meant he clarified that digging means to help dig in the field and with the crops. He would like to go to Kibuli High in Kampala, and would welcome a personal sponsor.

Short Q&A:

Tell us about yourself?

I live at Nabinga Village with my grandmother and brother. Due to her age, she can’t provide all my needs though she is still loving in her 70’s. I miss being in boarding school to enable me to study without distance.

I would like to take this chance to say about my studies. I am happy that I am getting help. I am looking for boarding schools. I am expecting to change my village after my studies and scholarship has helped me to extend my studies. I will be happy when I continue with it though sometimes I lack basic needs to help me. It disrupts my studies as I sometimes lack books, uniforms, shoes, and many others, including the sickness of my grandmother. I will help my village after my studies. I conclude by thanking you for what you have done for me. Thanks.

Samuel Lukundo

Samuel Lukundo
  • Gender: Male
  • Birthday: November 21, 1993
  • Age: 18 years old
  • School: Kawanda C.O.U Sec.Sch
  • Grade: Senior 3 (11th grade)
  • Interests: Soccer
  • Sponsor: NONE

Short Bio:

Unfortunutely both of Samuel’s parents are deceased. He is currently living with his loving grandparents in Nabinonga village. He has two siblings Buhenzile Deborah (16), and Kyerarira Fred (19) who he misses dearly as they are currently attending boarding school.

Hope Institute started helping Samuel three years ago when he started primary 7. He would otherwise not be able pursue the education. Samuel wants to become an electrical engineer to benefit his village and his family. His goal is to join his brothers at Old Kampala boarding school and continue to persue his ambitions of becoming an electrical engineer.

A Letter from Sam

I first want to take this opportunity to thank the Hope Institute for having helped me to pursue the education process. In addition, the Hope Institute has enabled me to be in a good condition in that it has enabled me to be in a boarding section since boarding enabled learners to have extra time with their books and I am also doing the same as they are supposed to do as boarders.

As explained above, I would like to be an engineer. I would request you, my brothers, sisters, mothers and fathers of Hope Institute add an additional support to change for me the school. This is because this school doesn’t have enough requirements to pursue sciences and not enough laboratory among others.
I thank, thank, thank the Hope Institute for having done a lot towards me. My grandfather could help me by paying school fees, but by then, he was still well enough to work, but he later became lame

Joel Isabirye

Joel Isabirye
  • Gender: Male
  • Birthday: May 28, 1993
  • Age: 18 years old
  • School: M.M College, Wairaka
  • Grade: Senior 5 (12th grade)
  • Interests: Soccer
  • Sponsor: NONE
  • Tuition: $611/yr.

Short Bio:

After Joel’s father died in 2006 his mother now cares for him and his four siblings Fred (16), Brenda (14), Mebra (11) and Mandolo (9).

Sharon Nakarunga

Sharon Nakarunga
  • Gender: Female
  • Birthday: December 14, 1994
  • Age: 17 years old
  • School: Kawanda C.O.U Sec.Sch
  • Grade: Senior 2
  • Sponsor: Stateline Women in Business
  • Sponsor Location: Beloit WI
  • Tuition: $118/yr. or 10/mo.

Short Bio:

Unfortunutly, Sharon’s parents are both deceased. She has six siblings: *Kabwayi Enger (14), Birungi Harriet (13), Nakaja Joan (10), *Nakato Sarah (8), and *Nakagwa Jane (4), Kigongo Peter (4). Only three of her siblings are currently in school (denoted with and asterisk). Sharon walks 1 kilometer to and from her Kawanda day school. She shares a class with 100 other students out of the approx. 400 students in the school.

Short Q&A:

Tell us about yourself:

I’m happily living with my maternal grandparents who take care of us ever since my parents died. They are nice old people who love and support us morally. I miss my parents as usual. I am the oldest girl in the family and this makes me more responsible and caring.

I am very happy to be at school. I want to improve myself so that I will be a very important person in the community. When I get the power, I will improve my community to be like other countries through treating people like my young sisters and brothers. I don’t forget my grandfather and grandmother who have been there since I lost my parents.

Collins Bob Twesigye

Collins Bob Twesigye
  • Gender: Male
  • Birthday: 1998
  • Age: 13 years old
  • School: Mbarara High Sch.
  • Grade: Senior 1
  • Sponsor: Dr. Craig & Mary Boswell
  • Sponsor Location: Janesville WI
  • Tuition: $716 /yr or $60/ month

Short Bio:

Collins located in the western part of Uganda and goes to Kashozi boarding school. He has been sponsored by HIU for two years and has recently picked up a personal sponsor. He is doing very well and his grades have been consistently improved. He is now sponsored yearly by Dr Craig and Mary Boswell of Janesville WI.

Tenywa Mando

Mando Tenywa
  • Gender: Male
  • Birthday: ????
  • Age: 12 years old
  • School:
  • Grade: Primary 5
  • Sponsor: None
  • Sponsor Location: None
  • Tuition: $716 /yr or $60/ month

Short Bio:

Tenywa attends Bright Future with 50 in his class. He didn’t know how many were in his school. We did visit the school, and there is a picture at the end of this bio showing the children who greeted us. He lives with his mother (Aisha Tedby) and father (Simon Sayidul) and has three siblings. His sister, Nabirye Fiona is 18, Mukwata Waiswa is 14, and Babirye Peninah is eight years old. Yes, as you can determine, they don’t name like we do in the states. It’s difficult to know who’s related to who. Tenywa didn’t know how long he had received help from HI. His goal is to become a doctor, specifically a surgeon. When asked about his family, he replied “we are four children and our father lives in Kampala working as a casual laborer and my mother is divorced, staying in the next town (4 kms away). My grandmother loves me and hugs me. He is studying hard and is a talented football player. He would like to go to a better school like Iganga boys school. Tenywa would love to have his own personal sponsor.

Idd Batambuze

Idd Batambuze
  • Gender: Male
  • Birthday: ????
  • Age: 5 years old
  • School: Kigulu Boys School
  • Grade: Primary 1
  • Sponsor: Jim and Laurie McCutchan
  • Sponsor Location: Janesville WI
  • Tuition: $600 /yr or $50/ month

Short Bio:

18 Siblings, His mother is a pheasant farmer and his father a fisherman. He started boarding school at the beginning of the semester,2011.