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Ms. JD International Scholar Update

Ed. Note: In 2010 Ms. JD launched the Global Education Fund to enable women in developing countries to pursue legal educations who otherwise would not have access to further education.  Ms. JD International Scholars are being supported by the GEF's grants to Makerere University in Uganda.  Here is an update from the Program, along with some brief updates from the Scholars.

With financial support from Ms. JD Global Education Fund, the Gender Mainstreaming Directorate (GMD) has purchased some text books which were identified by the scholars. These books have been placed in the GMD Resource Centre for the scholars to access. The scholars had earlier reported that it was difficult to access these books in the Main library because they are few copies to be shared among many law students. As a result Ms. JD responded by sending funds to purchase the books. These books are not only used by the Ms. JD Scholars but also the rest of the scholars under the FSF who are studying law at Makerere University.

The Ms. JD Scholars received training on how to access the E-resources. GMD liaised with Makerere University Library to train the scholars since this was one of the challenges faced by the Ms. JD Scholars. 

A few words from our Scholars:


Greetings and very grateful to once again update you on my progress. I appreciate all that you are doing in terms assisting me obtain my education at Law School. Last semester was really challenging but nonetheless I have managed to go through it.


Thank you very much for the parental support we have received the books which I am utilizing to get better grades. We are remaining with one week to start our second semester coursework tests and I am trying my level best to prepare very well.  I am undertaking five course units this semester namely: negligence, strict liability and procedure, Law of evidence11, social research methods, land transactions, and Family law1.


I received the books that you bought for me use in my course and they are good for me because they have detailed information about the subjects I take. I have one week remaining to start to start my course work tests. This semester I have five course units; Negligence, strict liability and procedure, Land transactions, Social research methods, Family Law1 and Law of Evidence 11. I thank you for all the support that you provide.


The last thing I would want in life is disappointing you the people who are kind to me and have given me this golden chance that not so many people out there have, to pursue a career in this course or program for that matter.  I promise you that I shall always work hard so that I excel not only in my academia but also in the legal profession.


I take this opportunity to convey my sincere thanks and appreciation for the great help you render to me. I am grateful and full of gratitude because you restored the hope in me by kindly offering financial assistance in the payment of all my university fees…I am back for my second semester in my first year at University. All was well last semester though a few challenges here and there.

Each year, the Ms. JD Global Education Fund has made it possible for two young Ugandan women to pursue their dreams of becoming lawyers by attending the law program at Makerere University in Uganda!

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