- 〇How has your university life and/or personal life been impacted by receiving a scholarship?
- Receiving the scholarship helped make my future steps clearer and focus more on learning outcomes. . Also, I became more aware of the importance of improving the learning environment on campus, and which motivated me to commit myself as a Library Assistant until my graduation.
- 〇What are you doing at your current organization or university? (Please introduce yourself.)
- I'm working in the Uganda Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees where I am heading up a project to strengthen the government's refugee status determination (RSD) system. Currently, Uganda has hosted more than 1.3 million refugees, and I am engaged in a wide range of work from counseling asylum-seekers and refugees to planning policy and advocacy activities for strengthening fair and efficient RSD procedure and decision-making.
- 〇How did your studies at APU help you grow?
- My studies at APU without doubt taught me to see things with a global perspective. I was also given a lot of opportunities to think about questions, for instance, how I could be proactive and solution-oriented or what kind of approach I should take in addressing the global issues in which I was interested Such learning experiences certainly influenced the steps I have taken in my career. Furthermore, I realized that language proficiency was not only about how good you were speaking English or French as a "tool" but also telling who you were. Shaping a shared language and vision with stakeholders is my communication style, which has been built out of my campus life with people from diverse cultures and background.
- 〇Share what you liked about APU and being a student there and why.
- APU showed me that there are still so many things on the globe to discover! During everyday campus life I was able to connect withpeople with different walks of life and their stories around the world. These encounters inspired my curiosity.