George Mugenyi has been a mentor with Educate! since 2009 working with Light High School and New Kabaale High School. In addition to teaching the Educate! course to our scholars, George has also been tasked with the responsibility of networking with Educate! partners. Recently, George attended an event hosted by Chartis, an International Insurance Company established in Uganda that has just established a partnership with Educate!. This event formalized the beginning of an exciting new partnership between Chartis and Educate!.
The momentous event celebrating the newly formed partnership between Educate! and Chartis took place at one of our partner schools, Light High School. Speaking at the launch of the partnership was the Director of Chartis in Uganda, Mr. Alex Wanjohi. He expressed excitement at the new affiliation with Educate! and enthusiastically advised our scholars that “one of you will lead Chartis in the future” as they build on their leadership training. Our very own Mr. Eric Glustrom, Founder of Educate!, added that “it was a great time to work with the biggest insurers in the world, Chartis.”
Mr. Alex Wanjohi from Chartis hands two students from Light High School the check, Mr. Glustrom Eric (in the forefront) looks on with a smile.
The good sentiments were felt all around as the Light High School Headmaster, Mr. Omoit John Roberts, expressed his gratitude to both Chartis and Educate! for choosing their school as the venue. He asserted that it would be a great inspiration for the students to be part of the great achievements of the Educate! club.
The Director of Chartis gets a hair cut at the student-run salon
Two students in particular were rewarded at the event for their hard work and innovation in the Educate! course. Chartis agreed to sponsor Aketch Constence and Mwesiqye Sharon Nakabugo to go through the two year Educate! program. The two students accepted the sponsorship with appreciation and smiles all around!
The new poultry project that was launched at event.
Aketch Constence plans to use her time in Educate! to launch a poultry project consisting of five local chickens, in addition to other projects including shoe cobbling for fellow students and table cloth making for school staff and the community. Other students had the opportunity to share their projects with the Chartis guests and Nalutaya Joan was happy to make her first ever sale of her fashionable African tie to Mr. Alex Wnjohi himself! She told the guests and media that she dreams of one day becoming an internationally recognized fashion designer, and it looks like she is well on her way!
Thank you for Light High School and Chartis for a successful and memorable event!