Ruhweza Sylas




PROGRAMME: Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Geoscience and Production

COLLEGE: College of Natural Sciences

STUDY PERIOD: 2015 to 2018



Sylas is the ninth in the family of eleven children. He hails from Kabarole, in western Uganda. Due to significant financial constraints, his parents could not afford to support him with School fees and other essential necessities in life, so he was supported by his other good Samaritans in the family. His guardian supported him up to O’level, but could not afford to take him to high school. Luck smiled at him when The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at Brac offered him a scholarship which took him to Hana Mixed School for his advanced level education. He excelled with 17 points in his final exams, and was offered another Scholarship by The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at Makerere University. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum, Geoscience and Production. He aspires to become an advocate for environmental protection against hazardous chemicals from oil and gas. He is very grateful to The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program for the generous support rendered to him in his academic journey.

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