Marcel Bahati, a charismatic young man and Educate! Student, was elected to be Head Boy of Sir Tito Winyi Secondary School in Hoima, Uganda. Bahati had the help of several friends who acted as his campaign managers, including Daniel Muhwezi, also an Educate! Student.
Eric, the founder of Educate!, visited Bahati the day of his election. Bahati and Eric went from class to class at Sir Tito informing students of Bahati’s platform. However, Bahati’s win is truly a testament to his own charisma and skill as a leader.
Several challenges stood in his path to victory. First, he is the only Congolese to ever become Head Boy at Sir Tito, a Ugandan school where tradition greatly favors nationals. Second, he has only been a student at Sir Tito for less than a year. In spite of these challenges, Bahati carried the elections with 77% of the vote!
As head boy, he hopes to foster a sense of equality among the students of all different nationalities at Sir Tito and use his skill as a leader to motivate his fellow students academically and athletically. As a result of becoming the Head Boy, Bahati was given the opportunity to attend a leadership workshop with the Head Girl at Makerere University, the premier university in Uganda.