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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

Angel is a RYE school English student currently in level 5. She enjoys learning English and possibly has the highest grades in the class, which is probably due to her amazing ability to understand the material rapidly. Her home is a 25-minute walk from her regular elementary school and the RYE school as well. Her father works most of the time as a tricycle driver on the island but also works part time as a fisherman. This provides the family their main source of income. Her mom stays home and does most of the house chores. On her time off, Angel also helps around the house with the cooking and other chores needed.   

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The proportion of people living in extreme poverty in developing regions dropped from 46 per cent to 27 per cent — on track to meet the target globally.
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