Meet Jane Namukuta

Update:  Jane is now a sponsored scholar of Girls Matter!

Jane is a resident of Buyaya, and lives with her mother in a small village on the side of Mt. Elgon in Western Uganda.

Jane is in her final year of her Public Adminstration university course.  When she started University, she had some sponsors who agreed to pay her fees for her entire University education, however unfortunately, they have stopped her funding.  As a result, her single mother has had to sell off some of her land in a desperate attempt to allow Jane to continue her education and graduate from University.  Jane will be the first girl from Buyaya  who has ever graduated from University.

Jane requires 2,000,000 Ugandan Shillings, which is about $560 U.S. dollars.

Jane is an intergal part of her local community and volunteers whenever she can. When she is not studying, she volunteers at the local preschool.  She also volunteered to get the preschool built in the first place.

We’ve included some photos of Jane in her community below.  Here are also a couple of videos of her performing farwell songs.

Jane Namukuta

Graduation Photos: