Kayiza Isma

GENDER: Male 

NATIONALITY: Ugandan 

DISTRICT OF ORIGIN: Wakiso

PROGRAMME: Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Health and Management

COLLEGE: College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources & Bio-security

STUDY PERIOD: 2015 to 2018

BRIEF BIO ON SCHOLAR: 

Isma was born in the remote village of Namagoma in Wakiso District. Unfortunately, he lost his parents when he was an infant.  He was adopted by his Aunt who took care of him during his tender age. Isma had to join the world of work at a tender age, where he did all sorts of odd jobs, in order to raise the school fees needed for his primary studies. When hope of continuing with his education was lost, The MasterCard Foundation at Brac offered him a scholarship. With the Scholarship secured, he went through lower secondary and high school, at Seroma Christian High School without any encumbrances. He excelled in final exams in 2014, but had no hope of joining University. Luck was on his side once again, he was offered another Scholarship by The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at Makerere University. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Health and Management. He aspires to become a wild life conservationist, and advocate for a health wild life in Uganda. He is grateful for the support by The MasterCard Foundation that has seen him get to where he is now.