"Most other clubs require you to have a background in something or a qualification of some sort; with SDSN Youth, there is a place for you as long as you have the passion and desire to contribute to sustainable development."
Doreen Gift Bujjingo is our SDG Coordinator at Makerere University, Uganda.
She completed her first degree in Telecommunications Engineering at Makerere University and is currently pursuing a master's degree in the same field and university. Doreen came from a humble background, enabling her to relate with many people in her community. She is passionate about her society and is always wondering what she can do more to help others.
Consisting of a very young, hard-working population, her community abounds with great potential. While most of the population earn money on a daily basis, it is the gap in education that caused many to remain poor.
“Outside of school, I set up a small store to sell car parts and accessories. There in the market, I see people who aren’t educated and couldn't even write their own names, yet were bright enough to fix cars manufactured in countries far afield. Imagine if they had the opportunity to access education.”
Getting people or companies to come and educate her community remains one of her greatest wishes. After all, quoting Doreen, ""Education makes your mind think a bit better than the mind next to you.""
Recognizing the hardships present within her community, Doreen was impelled to do something to better her surroundings. She decided to take a step forward and serve as the SDG Coordinator at the Makerere University Hub. Thus Doreen's journey began.
Read the rest of the story on the SDG Students Program website.