Angella is an ICS Volunteer and Youth Reporter from Uganda who has just finished her placement.
Born in Apach Baronyang village, Uganda, 25 year old Moses is a teacher who caught our attention when he attended every single session in our youth group. We later found out that he is headmaster of the primary school where we held our sessions.
Moses is the
7th out of 17 children born in his family. With so many children to
provide for, his parents could not afford to pay for his higher education. He decided to take matters into his own hands
and saved up so he could take a teaching course instead.
completing his course, Moses got a job at Nakisa day and boarding school later
moving on to teach at his current school; Gospel Centre Nursery and Primary
The school takes in orphans and children
whose parents cannot afford to pay and and gives them a chance to study for
free or with subsidised school fees.
Moses with some of
his pupils at his school at Gospel
centre nursery and primary school.
expressed a huge joy in teaching at his school and has risen in position
quickly: ” i came as a teacher and now i am a headmaster”
“I look up
to the school’s founder, Mr Micheal Ogala because he has a kind heart and a
vision for these kids and his school. That is the kind of person I want to be.”
us that he has always wanted to start his own business; opening up a shop
selling merchandise but he lacked the skills and confidence to do so. He said
that in the area in which he lives, many people have so much potential but lack
the knowledge and skills to succeed.
“Since i met the team from Restless Development, I have learnt a lot.”
Moses now plans to start his own business using the entrepreneurial skills he has gained. He is particularly interested in using the strategic planning techniques he has learnt during the sessions.
'Being a reporter gives me an opportunity to get a different perspective of life through someone else's eyes or opinion. As a reporter, one gets to capture moments in other people's lives, moments that make them laugh, smile and cry.'