In June, two young Ugandan women from Fort Portal Schools, both raised by single mothers, were honored for being the best female students in Mathematics and Science in Kabarole District. They were the first recipients of what will become the annual Goodhart Prize, endowed in memory of Brad Goodhart, a member of the board of the African Orphans Foundation (AOF). The prize, which comes with a generous monetary award is designed to encourage girls to strive to do well in sciences and math. AOF is a long time supporter of scholarships to orphan girls from Kasiisi Project schools, and they chose the Kasiisi Project/Kibale Forest Schools Program to host the award in Uganda. Similar awards have been given in Kenya and Tanzania. Members of the Goodhart family and the board of AOF were on hand to present the awards and congratulate the winners.
Karungi Veronica graduated from 12th Grade at St. Maria Goretti and is now headed for Makerere University. Nsemeririrwe Priscilla, who came second in the district in her 10th grade public exams, graduated from Kyebambe Girls School, and is enrolled for 11th and 12th Grade at a new school in Kampala. We are proud of both girls but are particularly delighted to congratulate Priscilla, a graduate of Kasiisi Primary School, and a Kasiisi Project Scholar. Both girls want to work in the medical profession
We thank St. Maria Goretti Girls’ School for hosting this event.