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Ben F

25 years old

New Stude


Ben was born in Buyaya parish, Sironko district. He has four sisters and three brothers. His mother lives in Sironko and the father went to stay in Mbale district after divorcing  the wife. He was raised up by his mother who is a subsistence farmer. Since his mother could not afford paying for him school fees, he dropped out of school. He would like to set up a small business so that he can get income to pay for  his young sisters and brothers school fees but he doesn't have capital.He also has a two years old son called Fungo Dan to take care of. His wish, “ I wish I had money, I would set up a computer center.” His hobbies include:- playing football, athletics and singing. He also participates in the church activities for example training the church members in music. His desire is to visit USA because he thinks that he will be able to see modern computer technology and businesses in that country. Message to any one willing to sponsor him, “ Please, I would like to get a sponsor to help me  with capital to start a small business so that I can  get income to support my family."



Volunteer Handover Notes

Enrolled Classes

Class: Buyaya Computer Class A

School: School for Andy Buyaya

The Buyaya Computer class meets twice a week in the small rural parish of Buyaya.

Student of the Week

Jona May
Jona May
Jona May is in grade 2 and is a RYE school English student currently in level 1.  Her favorite subject is English.  She still has some thinking to do about what she would like to do in the future. She has 4 brothers, ages 17, 16, 15, and 13, and 2 sisters, ages 19 and 10.  Her eldest sister lives in Manila and works as a babysitter.  She tries to send money home to her family when she can.  Jona May lives with 5 of her siblings, her mother, and her father.  Her mother is a stay-at-home mom who cooks, cleans, and raises the children.  Her father works as a farmer.  Jona May walks 30 minutes to her aunt’s house in Bagocina for lunch rather than trekking back up the mountain where her family lives.  She makes the trip down and up the mountain one time a day, to school in the morning and back home after school. Their meals most often consist of corn, root crops, rice, and vegetables.  Her father doesn’t go fishing, so they very rarely have fish.    

Quick MDG Fact

52 In developing countries, 52 million girls were out of primary school in 2006 as compared to 47 million boys.
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