Students in their own words…

Students in their own words…

While in Uganda Caroline spoke with two University students CRESS has sponsored.

Victoria Modong – BA Human Rights & International Relations

3 years finishing Apr 2020

Why did you choose Human Rights & International Relations?

Why I chose this subject is because of my background first of all which is being a refugee, and the human rights vioations that are going on in South Sudan. So choosing this subject means that I will be able to protect and fight for the peopl’s rights and promote their right.

What has CRESS support meant to you?

CRESS support means that I am being empowered though education to help back in my community upon completion of my studies. It means that I will be able to protect and promote women and children’s rights.

What is your dream in the future?

My dream for the future is to work with the communities around me, women, children and disabled people, to help them, protect their rights and empower other women to also get education, even the disabled people.

Beatrice Alex – BSc Computer Science

3 years finishing April 2019

Why did you choose Information Technology?

My passion to do IT is as a result of an inspiration from my Daddy. I watched him interact with computers, laptops, TVs and different devices he was repairing it. So I did love what he was going as a telecommunications engineer, so I had to follow his lead as this is what I desired from my childhood.

How has CRESS supported you and what has CRESS support meant to you?

CRESS has been supporting me for 8 years. The support they gave me means a lot to me because I have no idea which refugee camp I would be in doing nothing. So it is because of CRESS’ support that I am now finalising my degree studies. A very big thank you to CRESS!

What is your dream of the future?

I want to make a change in my country based on the technological area. I also want to thelp girls, women who are not educated by involving then into the technology so that they can support themselves. Example: teaching girls and boys to repair simple devices, networking basics so that they can so a little work even data entry in a few organisations.

Beatrice 2011
Beatrice in 2011
If CRESS had not been there, what would have happened?

Honestly I would probably be somewhere married, with no job and no proper educational background.