Windle Trust International Announces Ten New Postgraduate Scholarships in Uganda for 2024/2025

Mr. David Masua, the CEO, Windle Trust International revealed that ten fresh postgraduate/master’s degree scholarships will be offered in Kampala, Uganda. This announcement was made during a significant event—a leadership workshop and memorial event commemorating the late Mr. James Aryam. Mr. Aryam, the former Executive Director of Windle International Uganda, left a profound legacy of service to refugees and marginalized communities before his passing on in 2021. In his honour, a postgraduate scholarship program was established in 2023, embodying his values and commitment.

Currently, there are twelve postgraduate students primarily from South Sudan pursuing their studies at Makerere University and Kyambogo University in Kampala. With the addition of the ten newly announced scholarships, the James Aryam Scholars will be 22, marking a significant expansion in the program.

This initiative forms part of Windle Trust International’s broader postgraduate program, which includes opportunities for selected students to pursue one-year master’s degree programs in the UK through partnerships with the Commonwealth Scholarships Commission and various UK universities. Notably, the postgraduate program in Uganda operates in collaboration with Windle International Uganda.

During the announcement, Mr. Masua expressed gratitude to the James Aryam Scholars for their dedication, while also challenging them to view the scholarship not merely as a means to obtain another degree, but as an opportunity to make meaningful contributions to their communities’ after graduation.

Andrew Emmanuel Omara, the Executive Director of Windle International Uganda noted that James firmly believed in the value of education to cause change among young people. He urged the scholars to emulate James Aryam’s values and hard. “He was a go getter, action oriented and problem solver,” he said.

The event saw distinguished guests in attendance, including Mr. Douglas Asiimwe, the Acting Commissioner for Refugees in the Office of the Prime Minister, who served as the Chief Guest. Additionally, the UNHCR Uganda Deputy Country Representative, Secretary Education Attache for the Embassy of South Sudan, Academic Registrar for International students at Makerere University all graced the occasion, emphasizing the collective commitment to supporting education and empowering individuals from refugee and marginalized backgrounds.

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