Nakato Betty Nakigozi
Betty is a stoical Ugandan girl passionate about medicine. According to her, this passion did not come about at random. It feeds on her experience back then when she faced a moto accident in senior three and realized the scarcity of doctors after she was sent to hospital the medical center. She believes having a master’s degree in medical science will be a considerable asset in achieving her passion for filling the gap in the Ugandan medical sector. To be specific, she wants to be an Orthopedic doctor.
Betty is interested in science, but she also likes singing and listening to music. She considers both as her best hobby. She also enjoys having conversations with people who are caring and friendly with her.
Concerning her work experience, Betty had the opportunity to volunteer at BRAC as well as do babysitting during her vacations.
Areas Betty is looking for support in
First and foremost, Betty is looking forward to learning sign language. She believes this skill could enable her to outweigh the need for doctors who can efficiently communicate with deaf people.
Besides, she also looks up to acquiring personal skills such as communication or public speaking, to be specific.
Where Betty would like to see herself in 3 years’ time
Betty thinks it is a bit early to determine where she will be in the future. According to her, she is only concerned about getting her undergraduate and postgraduate education in medicine. After then, she will determine whether she needs to be employed or build her own hospital.
What Betty would like to get from mentorship
Betty confirms she is getting all the necessary from the program. However, after our conversation, she thinks there are certain personal skills besides those early mentioned which she would need to acquire from the program, although she has not thought about it before.
Joanita is a gentle and ambitious Ugandan girl who is passionate about Children’s nutrition and agriculture. She believes that malnutrition, which is a consequence of alimentation ignorance, has led many Ugandan children to get sick and die. Hence, she wants to take the first step in educating rural parents on adequately feeding their children.
Joanita first wanted to be a pediatrician but ended up choosing to do nutrition as she realized the death of 16% of Ugandan children per year due to a lack of good feeding. She is currently working with Mamatenda foundation and pursuing nutrition at Kyambogo University and has dedicated her studies to the future wellbeing of the disadvantaged community.
After acquiring her master’s degree in Nutrition, Joanita intends to open her own organization that will generally focus on sensitizing rural women on how to cook healthy, grow organic foods and commodities, and train rural people on the effect of junk food and lousy diet on their health.
Given that Joanita is an extroverted person, she enjoys listening to music and dancing and hanging around with her friends in her spare time.
Areas Joanita is looking for support in
Joanita considers she has been granted more than what she expected at InoGen. In the times she felt like giving up, she always has someone at InoGen to energize her. Further, she keeps realizing that she has a baseline that keeps her on track of her vision and objectives.
Where Joanita would like to see herself after her studies
After her studies, Joanita sees herself as a very distinguished nutritionist focused on the wellbeing of the average Ugandan. After acquiring the needed resources and skills, she looks at gathering friends who are similarly interested in impacting the dietary health of her countrymates hence, as she opens a Non-profit organization in the nutritional Domain.
What Joanita would like to get from mentoring
Joanita believes she is already getting all the necessary things she needs from InoGen, especially from her mentor. Hence, she could not ask for more. Her only leftover wish is to personify Dorcas Nakachwa, who she considers as her role model.
Hajjarah is an ambitious Ugandan girl passionate about medicine. She believes there is not enough medical infrastructure in Uganda to offset the demand for proper health. Hence, she envisions building her own hospital and other medical centers, if possible, after pursuing her Ph.D. studies and acquiring experience from a hospital she will be employed in. Her passion for the medical sector feeds into her compassion for those lacking proper health care. Currently, she is taking nursing courses for one year and a half before attending her undergrad school later on.
Although Hajjarah is an introverted person, she enjoys talking to people with whom she has trust. Hajjarah is also interested in humanitarian activities. Hence, she looks forward to once working or being interned in an orphanage.
Areas Hajjarah is looking for support in
Hajjarah considers two areas to get support in. She believes that being empowered with entrepreneurial skills and communication skills will be an asset for her ambition to embrace a medical career. She also considers crucial the support in getting internships since these will help her experiment with the practical side of medicine.
Where Hajjarah would like to see herself in 3 years’ time
Hajjarah considers that she will be in school after three years from now. However, she looks up to having a rich curriculum in terms of academics and professional experience by the time she finishes school. After getting her Ph.D. in medicine, she is looking forward to owning a hospital and being one of the most prominent philanthropists in Uganda.
What Hajjarah would like to get from mentoring
Hajjarah believes in having more than she expected with InoGen. Although there are certain personal skills she needs to acquire from the program, she feels already filled by what she gets from the program. She is extremely thankful to InoGen for offering her such an opportunity.