“The majority of the rural poor in Uganda are involved in agriculture as a way to earn a living. With a bachelor’s degree in agribusiness management, this programme would be a great opportunity for me to identify challenges and solutions in the agribusiness sector.”Acen Mercy.
This is among the reasons that Acen 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.”
Acen is of Lango ancestry, from Kwania District. She holds a Bachelor in Agribusiness Management Degree from Makerere University Kampala. 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 Acen, we at CPAR Uganda will contribute to achieving our vision and that people in her home area, Lwala Village, Nabieso Sub-County, Kwania County, Kwania 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.