Nabandha Najuwa

GENDER: Female

NATIONALITY: Ugandan

DISTRICT OF ORIGIN: Bugiri

PROGRAMME: Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science

COLLEGE: College of Business and Management Sciences

STUDY PERIOD: 2015 to 2018

BRIEF BIO ON SCHOLAR: 

Najuwa is the fourth born in a large family of sixteen children. She hails from the remote district of Bugiri district, in eastern Uganda. She lost her mother in 2004, which left her in the care of her single peasant father. Through perseverance and endurance, her father managed to educate her from the primary level up to the end of lower secondary level. When she thought her education journey had ended, luck struck! She was offered a scholarship by The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at Brac. With the scholarship secured, she joined Tororo Girls’ school for her A’level. She excelled in her final exams in 2014, but had no hope of joining University. Luck was with her once again, she was awarded another Scholarship by The MasterCard Foundation at Makerere University. She was then admitted at Makerere University to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Actuarial Science. Her vision is to set up an insurance company, which will offer medical and life insurance to the people in her community, so that she can touch and change their lives. She is forever grateful for the support offered to her by The MasterCard Foundation, which has enabled her to live her dream.

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