When Kasiisi Scholar Akandwanaho Dominic, majoring in neurobiology graduated last week from Harvard College he became the 9th Kasiisi Scholar to graduate from University and the first from an overseas institution. Thanks to generous support from his sponsors Steven Oare, Barbara Stevens and Wayne Lobb, and to the help and guidance of the Kasiisi Project Scholarship Committee through 6 years of secondary school, Dominic excelled in High school and was admitted to Harvard in 2012 with a full scholarship. One of only 2 Ugandans in his year and the only one educated in Uganda.
We always knew Dominic was a remarkable young man with the potential to do great things for his country, a belief only reinforced by having the privilege of living with him for 3 years as Faculty Deans of Currier, his undergraduate house.
Dominic’s next move is to a job in New York to work as a consultant in health care, with a long term goal of returning to Uganda to help build his country’s economy through entrepreneurship. Lucky Uganda and lucky us for being able to share a small part of his journey with him.