global education fund scholars

Joaninne Nanyange

2010 GEF Scholar

Joaninne Nanyange

Joaninne Nanyange wants to become a human rights activist for women and children after she earns her law degree from Makerere University.

Monica Athieno

2010 GEF Scholar

Monica Athieno

Monica Athieno wants to be a judge who ensures that suspects are treated fairly and that rule of law prevails in her country.

Gracious Atuhaire

2011 GEF Scholar

Gracious Atuhaire

Gracious Atuhaire is a strong student whose entire family has sacrificed to help her pay for law school. She hasn’t let the high cost of tuition stop her from taking steps to make her dream career a reality. Once she completes her law degree, Gracious would like to be a women's rights advocate after finishing her law degree. As an attorney, she hopes to make other women feel empowered to improve their own lives and communities.

Mary Nakale

2011 GEF Scholar

Mary Nakale

Mary Nakale is grateful to the women in her life who have enabled her to obtain an education thus far: her grandmother and HIV positive mother. Raised by her mother while her father was incarcerated, Mary was motivated by the injustices she witnessed as a child to become an agent of change. Her passion is helping women and children. She cares deeply about ending domestic violence and dreams of one day opening an orphanage for children in need. 

Patience Winnie Apai

2012 GEF Scholar

Patience Winnie Apai

Patience Winnie Apai is a strong student, raised by her single mother who sacrificed to help her pay for law school. Once she completes her law degree at Makerere University, she would like to be a human rights advocate and bring about change in her society and country as a whole.

Brenda Abiria

2012 GEF Scholar

Brenda Abiria

Brenda Abiria is the third of four children, raised by her elder sister after her mother passed away when Brenda was three years old. Though Brenda had to overcome a great deal of adversity, she never gave up on her dreams of attending school and is thankful for the people who stepped up to make sure that her dream came true. Brenda is a big advocate of increasing the number of women in the field of law, and bridging the educational imbalance in her country. Her passion is helping women and children.

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