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Feb
06

Brother’s sickness paved way for medical career

Jethro Odoi Okoth at the UCU School of Medicine in Mengo By Pauline Luba A 2007 incident in the family of Jethro Odoi Okoth was the impetus for a medicine career choice for Odoi, now age 23 and a year away from becoming a doctor. Odoi, then a teenager, saw his younger brother suffer a […]

Feb
02

Medical course exposes Sharma to challenges of profession

As early as Senior Three, Sharma Yash Pareshkaumer had already made up his mind to pursue a career in medicine By Pauline Luba When Sharma Yash Pareshkumar was admitted to Uganda Christian University (UCU) to pursue a degree in human medicine, it brought him closer to realising his dream of wearing the white coat. However, […]

Jan
31

He quit a well-paying job to study medicine at UCU

Joel Semakula, fourth-year student at UCU School of Medicine By Irene Best Nyapendi At Mukwano Industries, Uganda, Joel Semakula was the employee of the year, earned a promotion, and had a salary boost on the way. But his true love was elsewhere.  After completing secondary school, he had his sights on medicine. However, he did […]

Jan
29

‘I will be an extension of God’s healing hand in this world’

Celicia Rwankore, fourth-year student at UCU School of Medicine By Irene Best Nyapendi Syringe in one hand and Bible in the other. God is at the center as Celicia Rwankore studies medicine at Uganda Christian University (UCU). Rwankore, who is in her penultimate year (fourth year) as a student of a Bachelor of Medicine, says […]

Jan
27

My dear friends and supporters, I…

My dear friends and supporters, I have not written a prayer letter in a long time! I have not ceased to be a missionary, but I had ceased to be completely dependent on financial support. However, prayer letters are not just about financial support but also about mutual encouragement and prayer. I repent and I […]

Jan
26

‘I am grateful to UCU for its competent dental team’

Peter Kabuye removing carious tissue from a patient’s tooth at UCU dental clinic By Irene Best Nyapendi The career journey of Uganda Christian University (UCU) School of Dentistry student Peter Kabuye started out with bumps. In 2018, Kabuye was staring at a bleak future after missing out on studying dentistry at Makerere University, which he […]

Jan
25

Fifty Years Post-Roe, Anglicans and Episcopalians Diverge on Abortion

By: Jeff Walton Originally published on January 20, 2023 at https://juicyecumenism.com/2023/01/20/episcopal-anglican-abortion/ The Episcopal Church and Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) continue to diverge in social policy and theological belief surrounding bodily autonomy and the sanctity of human life. Those viewpoints were on display January 20 as the ACNA hosted a service of morning prayer preceding the […]

Jan
24

UCU’s Ddungu narrates journey to School of Medicine

Ddungu said his ultimate goal in life is to fulfill God’s purpose for him By Pauline Luba Tendo Jethro Ddungu long dreamed of being a doctor. However, it was not until he got to Senior Four that he shared his desires with his father, a specialist in public health. Upon receiving the news of his […]

Jan
22

Mwesigwa’s loyalty to Christianity led her to UCU SoM

Mwesigwa Joy at the UCU SoM in Mengo, Kampala By Kefa Senoga Listening to Joy Mwesigwa’s path to pursuing a course in human medicine at Uganda Christian University (UCU), one cannot help but conclude that, indeed, this was a predetermined route for the 21-year-old.  Mwesigwa was mesmerized with the world of medicine as early as […]

Jan
18

Practical Mobilization: 7 Ways to Change the World in 2023

Reposted from Missions Catalyst, a free, weekly digest of mission news and resources designed to inspire and equip Christians worldwide for global ministry. The original article was written by Marti Wade and posted on November 11th, 2023. 1. Surrender yourself to God. This first one is not new but it may help make way for […]

Jan
12

UCU: How we kept Ebola virus at bay

A sample of one poster pinned on the university premises to create awareness about Ebola By Kefa Senoga Government authorities in Uganda could have declared the country Ebola-free on January 11, 2023, but the nearly four months of the virus in the country have seen 55 people lose lives — and many medical staff lose […]

Jan
10

Volunteering opens door for UCU alum after job loss

Judith Nabwire is a field officer under the DREAMS project. By Vanessa Kyalimpa A Uganda-based thinktank, the Economic Policy Research Center, estimates that 41% of the jobs in the micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises were lost in Uganda as a result of the Covid pandemic. The job of Judith Nabwire, a Uganda Christian University (UCU) […]

Jan
08

Karen Drake saves lives through teaching life savers

Dr. Karen Drake, right, with her UCU friend and Tech Park housekeeper, Sylvia Uwera, in August 2022. By Kefa Senoga When two-year-old Karen relocated with her parents from the USA to Japan for missionary work, little did she know that that act was an initiation into her future life.  Over the years, she has taught […]

Jan
06

A Reflection on Epiphany

Written by The Rev. Canon Tad de Bordenave, Founder and First Executive Director of AFM, and reposted from AFM’s The Comings & Goings January 2023. January 6th highlights a group of God’s children. The traditional day of the visit of the Magi reminds us of the Persian visitors to the Holy Family. They bring us […]

Jan
05

UCU student pushes the gospel of climate change

On September 3, Charles Lwanga Miti participated as a guest runner in an environment conservation marathon in western Uganda By Vanessa Kyalimpa August 20 is the birthday of Charles Lwanga Miti, a year-two student of the Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance at Uganda Christian University (UCU). Miti chose an unconventional way to celebrate […]

Jan
03

New education dean: ‘I see it as a calling from God’

Mary Kagoire (left), the newly appointed Dean of the School of Education at UCU, with Nassaka Olivia Banja, the predecessor of the former. By Irene Best Nyapendi When Mary Teophira Kagoire Ocheng applied to pursue a course at Makerere University in Uganda, her score in the national exams earned her the Bachelor of Education course […]

Jan
03

Telemedicine: A Good Thing Used for Evil 

By: By Julie Grimstad I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the finalword in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger thanevil triumphant. ― Martin Luther King Jr.  Positive language is often used to put nice faces on heinous crimes. Case in point: both abortion and assisted suicide, previously prosecutable offenses, […]

Jan
01

Partners board member Jack Klenk on his divine calling at UCU

Jack Klenk (second-left) during his visit to UCU in May 2022. Second-right is UCU Vice Chancellor Prof. Aaron Mushengyezi. At right is the Rev. Dr. Larry Adams. At left is Jack’s wife, Linda. By Vanessa Kyalimpa Healthy rather than destructive competition in business is what Jack Klenk, a Uganda Christian University (UCU) Partners board member, […]

Dec
29

UCU Arua Campus wins regional quality award

The award that was given to UCU Arua Campus By Kefa Senoga Uganda Christian University’s (UCU) Arua Campus has won a prestigious regional award as the best higher institution of learning in West Nile for 2022. The West Nile Quality Brands Awards are given to entities that operate in the northwestern part of Uganda. The […]

Dec
27

UCU’s Bishop Barham University College holds first in-person graduation since Covid

The following pictorial, captured for Uganda Partners by Irene Best Nyapendi, shows some scenes  from a graduation at Uganda Christian University’s (UCU) affiliate, Bishop Barham University College (BBUC), Kabale, in early December.  This was the first in-person graduation ceremony at the Kabale location since Uganda’s Covid lockdown. Best Student – It is often said that […]