There have been many success stories concerning our graduates.
Meet Scovia Kiconco
While a student, Scovia’s life story was featured a couple of times in Glad Tidings. She is now a working college graduate who hopes to help those in similar circumstances. She wants to ‘pay it forward’.”
In 2004, Scovia was a bright eleven-year-old orphaned girl. Her uncle had no funds to further her education beyond the seventh grade. She faced the grim prospects of becoming a street urchin, juvenile bride, or prostitute, and was attempting to support herself and her siblings by digging during the holidays, and weaving baskets to sell in order to supplement her uncle’s contributions, as he supported eight children of his own.
Fortunately, she was accepted into our program and excelled in all her studies, completing high school and graduating from a local University with Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture. She is currently employed by the Uganda Government as the District Agricultural Officer, Dokolo District, Northern Uganda.
Scovia has expressed an interest in becoming a volunteer student co-coordinator with our program. Her job will be to mentor and assist in finding and screening potential, deserving orphaned students for our program. She very much wants to give back by helping other orphans.
UUOEF has made a profound difference in Scovia’s life. She has built a life on the foundation that UUOEF provided, and in turn is now in a position to make a positive contribution to her country while also helping others.