In October 2014, we set out to find someone to help us with the setting up of our Skills Development Initiative in Ruhanga. Our advertisement attracted a large number of applicants and all of them were from African countries, including Ghana, Rwanda, Uganda, South Africa and Burundi- (the joys of the internet)
Anyhow having gone through a large number of applicants we settled on Alex Natuhwera, who I interviewed via Skype.
Alex accepted the role started work at the Ruhanga Skills Development Centre two weeks ago and his main task is to introduce pupils from Ruhanga Development School and Team College to computing.
Alex qualified as a lawyer from Uganda Christian University in Kampala.
Alex also works as a research associate at the Institute for Research and Development in Africa (IRDA) in Mbarara ~ an independent research institute which was created to be a platform for creating new ideas, where he undertook courses to deliver computer training.
Unfortunately this means that he is only available for part of the week Thursday to Saturday.
But he has got off to a good start and he had this to say
Folks, it is a good feeling to do community work. Please join me in this drive, we would probably reduce the plague of unemployment in Uganda (currently at 64% according to Uganda Bureau Of Statistics
According to feedback from the village, Alex has already established a good working rapport with the students whose expectations range from being able to use a computer to write a letter to Isaac, 15yrs, who is keen to learn computer accountancy skills
We have hit gold with Alex, so please join me in welcoming him to our team
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