Sesen Mehari 

Looking back 5 years ago, I never thought that I would successfully accomplish my degree and be able to wear that gown and smile for the camera to capture the moment. I was raised to appreciate academic excellence and always aspired to it from a young age. In February 2016 my father passed away, I […]

DIY Drone

Bonome, Tony & Matiya, are the brilliant minds behind the DIY Drone. DIY standing for ‘Do It Yourself’ The DIY drone is made out of local materials with the aim of helping transport vaccines in Uganda. The minds behind this innovation are WIU supported students at Kyangwali Secondary School. The students are able to innovate […]

Balancing Motherhood with being a PLE candidate

Amanda (not real name) was sexually assaulted and got pregnant during the two-year lockdown imposed to curb the spread of COVID-19. At the time, she was in primary seven. “During the lockdown in 2021, I started feeling unwell but I wasn’t sure what it was. I felt unwell for quite some time and my father […]

There is always hope of becoming successful

My name is Isaac Wani. I came to Canada in December 2020 through the Student Refugee Program (SRP) from Maaji II refugee settlement in Adjumani District, Uganda. I am originally from South Sudan (Kajo-Keji). I am currently pursuing an honors undergraduate degree in Economics and a Minor in Mathematics at Huron University College in London, […]