“I would like to help girls who fall victim of rejection after they have been impregnated when they are not married – counseling them and encouraging them to pick up the pieces and to rebuild; and not to focus only on white collar jobs.”Acio Sharon Bency.
This is among the reasons that Acio Bency gave as to why she is the most deserving young adult to be awarded a scholarship and to be selected to participate in our CPAR Uganda programme: “Mentoring Young Adults into Innovators against Poverty.”
Acio Bency is of Lango ancestry, from Lira District. She holds a Bachelor in Ethics and Human Rights Degree from Makerere University Kampala and is a business owner of what she describes as a “small restaurant” specializing in local food.
We are delighted to have her as part of the first cohort of our mentoring programme and we look forward to working with her and to contributing to enabling her to achieve her long term goals.
In turn, it is our expectation that through her, we at CPAR Uganda will contribute to achieving of our vision and that people in her home area, Bungmon Village, Amach Town Council, Erute South County, Lira District in Northern Uganda, who come in contact with her will proactively work towards them living healthy and dignified lives during which their rights are respected.