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Saturday, January 24, 2015

kudos to nelson: blog post by melissa

Joan Faith, Nelson, Melissa

Yesterday I had the privilege of attending the 65th Annual Makerere University Graduation of one of Change The Truth’s sponsored students. Wasswa Nelson joined 13,770 other students in graduating this year from Uganda’s oldest and largest public University. Truly a remarkable achievement here in Uganda!! Nelson graduated with his Bachelor Degree in Computer Sciences, and trust me, the future of this young man is very bright.

Due to the masses of graduates, Nelson only received an invitation for 2 people to attend his graduation ceremony, so Joan Faith and I were incredibly honored to be those invited. There were so many graduates that each student received only a brief individual moment of acknowledgement when their name was read amongst the other graduates in their particular program. But when that moment came, the emotions of pride in Nelson and his accomplishment was completely overwhelming!

Nelson is one of the most ambitious young people I have ever known, but here in Uganda that ambition accompanies LOTS of hard work. Nelson is not afraid of hard-work, long hours, diligence, and maximizing every opportunity. I look forward to seeing where life will take Nelson next… it will be excellent!!

Congratulations to Nelson!!

- Melissa

1 comment:

Wasswa Nelson said...

Truely humbled to be among the Change The Truth Sponsored students.