Pius Ekwangu

GENDER: Male

NATIONALITY: Ugandan

DISTRICT OF ORIGIN: Soroti

PROGRAMME: Bachelor of Arts in Development Economics

COLLEGE: College of Business and Management Sciences

STUDY PERIOD: 2015 to 2018

BRIEF BIO ON SCHOLAR: 

Pius is the third born in a family of six children. Together with his five siblings, they were raised by their father who is a peasant farmer and the mother is a nurse. Through a lot financial strain, his parents managed to support him through the primary and lower secondary level of education.

When all hope of continuing with his education was diminishing, The MasterCard Foundation at Brac offered him a scholarship, and with it, he managed to complete his ‘A ‘level at St. Marys Lugazi. He excelled in his final exams in 2014, unfortunately he could not join University on government Scholarship, so the hope of joining University was dashed or so he thought!  Lady luck smiled at him again, The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at Makerere University offered him yet another scholarship to pursue his University education. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Development Economics. At the completion of the course, Pius aspires to join the world of business and bring services to his community.

His vision is to develop vital skills needed to thrive in the rapidly evolving and highly competitive job market. He will assist youths through equipping them with skills and strategies of self-employment. He is forever indebted to The MasterCard Foundation for giving him opportunity to further his education when he had lost all hope.

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