Category: TAGDev project

E-learning for strengthening educational capacity in Sub-Saharan Africa


Enhancing ICT competence and capacity in bio-entrepreneurship education is central for reaching a wide number of students in Sub-Saharan Africa. PBL-BioAfrica has started on this task by investigating teachers’ current usage of digital learning platforms in Kenya and Zambia through surveys and focus group interviews. Issues in online teaching An online survey about teachers’ pedagogical competences received more than 90 replies from teachers in … Read More E-learning for strengthening educational capacity in Sub-Saharan Africa

MCF@RUFORUM Scholarships 2021/2022


Mastercard Foundation has partnered with the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM; http://www.ruforum.org), a network of 129 universities in 38 African countries to Transform African Agricultural Universities (TAGDev) to meaningfully contribute to Africa’s growth and development. The aim of the partnership is to transform African agricultural universities and their graduates to better respond to developmental challenges through enhanced application of science, … Read More MCF@RUFORUM Scholarships 2021/2022

I bought a piece of land that I will transform one day


My name is James Akuku, a beneficiary of the TagDev Project. Thanks to the MasterCard Foundation and RUFORUM, I am pursuing a Master of Science degree in Food Security and Community Nutrition at Gulu University. With the continuous financial support that I receive from the MasterCard Foundation, I have been able to meet the basic needs of my family and more during the COVID-19 … Read More I bought a piece of land that I will transform one day

Returning home during COVID-19 was a blessing in disguise


I come from Karamoja region, in northwestern Uganda. It is also a place with rich culture, and where such culture is cherished. So, when I returned home during the COVID-19 lockdown, I decided to start a fashion business that would promote fabrics from my culture. But first, from the stipend I get from the MasterCard Foundation as part of my education scholarship, I enrolled … Read More Returning home during COVID-19 was a blessing in disguise

I started a business selling clothes and shoes


As a young girl, I loved to see people wear beautiful shoes and clothes. Even though I didn’t have the money to buy them then, I dreamt of a time when I could. That dream is now a reality. Today I run a business that sells clothes and shoes. I mostly use social media to market the products I have and reach customers. From … Read More I started a business selling clothes and shoes

I started laying bricks during my stay at home


Returning home after the university was closed to limit the spread of COVID-19 gave me an opportunity to engage in a number of activities. I took part in laying bricks, I planted sugarcane, maize, cassava, beans, soybeans and sweet potatoes. As a family, sugar cane growing has been a major activity we have engaged in for a long time. And during my stay at … Read More I started laying bricks during my stay at home

My chicken project is thriving because of support from RUFORUM


In my community, commercial livestock farming was seen as an activity for people who owned large acreages of land. Because the community is residential, most people live on small plots of land where such projects cannot be easily undertaken. With the knowledge and skills, I gained as part of my school orientation at Egerton University in Kenya, I decided to utilize the small space … Read More My chicken project is thriving because of support from RUFORUM

Piggery and tree planting are keeping me busy


Agriculture is one of the sectors that has not been severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. That is why when schools were closed and I returned home, I opted to try my hands at some agricultural projects. I started with a project of nine pigs, which I named Zero Waste Organic Piggery Farm. To help me manage the animals well, I have employed one … Read More Piggery and tree planting are keeping me busy

With free internet from RUFORUM, I was able to continue my online learning


My name is Esther Muber, a student at Gulu University doing a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture. My education is funded under the TAGDev project of RUFORUM. During the lockdown, RUFORUM continued to offer support to us in different forms. I was able to participate in a number of online courses, through the several links that were shared by RUFORUM. They also provided … Read More With free internet from RUFORUM, I was able to continue my online learning

I was offered an opportunity to provide advisory services to farmers


Before I benefited from a scholarship from the MasterCard Foundation that consequently improved my financial status, my family was landless. We had no source of ready income, and life was difficult. This situation was further complicated by the semi-arid nature of the Karamoja region where I come from, in North eastern Uganda. So, from the monthly stipend that I receive as a student at … Read More I was offered an opportunity to provide advisory services to farmers

After a successful harvest, I plan to start a demonstration farm


I lost my dad at a young age. With that, came the uncertainty of life. I wasn’t sure I could go to school or complete my education. I was taken to live in an orphanage—Redeemer Children’s Home in Moyo District, in the West Nile region of Uganda. From the orphanage, I attended primary and lower secondary school until I won a scholarship to study … Read More After a successful harvest, I plan to start a demonstration farm

I started a blog to share business tips


My name is Brian Amanya, a first-year student pursuing a bachelor of Science in Agriculture degree at Gulu University. The programme is fully funded by the MasterCard Foundation under the Transforming African Agricultural Universities to meaningfully contribute to Africa’s growth and development (TAGDev). Every day, I live by the vision of the TAGDev programme, which is to produce a cohort of African scholars who … Read More I started a blog to share business tips

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