Diana became one of our sponsored student nurses back in 2013 and this year she graduated and will start her nursing career in Rwanda in the next few weeks. This had been her dream and she worked so hard to get the qualification. We have several other students who graduate in September and will tell you about them later.
How to hide a cow.
In Uganda most things are possible but please don't try this at home!
If ever you want a role model for the transformational power of education and the unlimited potential of Africa, you will struggle to find a better candidate than the global economist and best selling author Dambisa Moyo.
Born and raised in post colonial Zambia, forty years later she's now an Oxford PhD. and Harvard graduate who sits on the Board of Barclays Bank and is rated as one of the Time Magazine 100 most influential people.
She is very clear on how she made the journey from her early life to where she is today. "The lynch pin of my life was being able to go to school. Look, I have no birth certificate because at the time of my birth certificates were not issued to blacks, so you can imagine there was'nt much emphasis on girls going to school".
Her parents did not agree. They were determined that she would get the opportunity. She took it and is helping to make a better world. Look her up if you want to know more.
We now have well over 100 girls at our new Asili Girls Secondary School. Maybe one of these will be the next Dambisa Moyo and another the first female President of Uganda. Someone has to be!