KAMPALA – Ms. Aisha Nabukeera is one of the 12 young personalities selected as beneficiaries of this year’s Generation Africa programme funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Ms. Nabukeera who came to the limelight in 2006 after being burnt by her stepmother almost to death got public sympathy from well wishers including Mr. Frank Gashumba who pledged to take care of her.
She took to her social media and broke the news and wrote, “I write on a light note to share with you good news; I was chosen among the 12 people in Africa to be on the Generation Africa cohort. This was a stiff competition where all people on the African continent with inspiring stories which can change and inspire the world participated [in] and indeed I emerged among the lucky 12 people thanks to the Almighty God.”
She expressed her gratitude to Mr. Gashumba who she calls her uncle saying,” I convey my very sincere heartfelt gratitude to Uncle Frank Gashumba who has been more than a father to me from the very start of my ordeal,” reads the message in part.
Ms. Nabukeera added that Gashumba is the one that sent her the link, advised her and further recommend her. “May God keep blessing you uncle for you are such a kind gentleman,” she said.
According to the Thomson Reuters website, the programme seeks to help young Africans whose personal experiences have shaped their determination to help others facing challenges across the continent through telling their stories globally.
The winners are trained through a tailored communications and media programme, developed by experts at s to transform them into global development champions by honing their story-telling skills to enable them to inspire change on a universal platform.