“I am currently a teacher and in the course of my work I meet with disadvantaged children and parents. I take it upon myself to do counselling and helping them with problem solving. There is this girl, for example, whose mother died, is living with her father and step mother. The step mother was mistreating her. I successfully counselled them to do better and even got the school to make special provisions for the girl.”Acio Sharon Enon
This is among the reasons that Acio Sharon 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 Sharon is of Lango ancestry, from Kole District. She holds a Bachelor’s of Art Degree in Education from Kampala International University. 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 Acio Sharon, we at CPAR Uganda will contribute to achieving our vision and that people in her home area, Olaya Village, Akalo Sub-County, Kole County, Kole 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.