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Alumni NewsWHAT THE ALUMNI SAY ABOUT THE SCHOOL
St. Theresa Girls Secondary School built the leader in me. Its from this school right from S1, that I was given an opportunity to speak freely in the debates and felt a complete woman am today.
Currently am the Chairperson of Forum for Women in Democracy (FOWODE)
When I joined the school in 1988, the environment was completely different from where I had come from. I do not know how, but the Headmistress and the Teachers (two of whom are still there) understood and magically helped me to integrate; which of course included double homework; peeling double nkotta of matooke for our Sunday lunch, and caring for a flower garden. One year later, something terrible happened. I found myself with no home and no family. I therefore became what at the time was called ‘school dependent’, staying in the dorm when other kids went on holidays. I depended on the Administration for financial, academic and emotional needs. The paradigm shift was so intense. Sympathetic to my predicament, leadership and the teachers took me under their wings; eased my pain by ensuring my would– be holiday time was spent constructively. This time, I was put into a Leadership role (Head Prefect), and also led some associations including Shared Prayer.
For HSC, I was oriented to Trinity College Nabbingo, a school with the same principles as St. Theresa’s. From there, I went to Makerere University and later got 2 Master Degrees. Today, I can firmly say that, by the grace of God, my professional life has been a successful one. I am a mother and an international civil servant, working for the United Nations. Without the values and attributes that the School instilled in us- putting God first, working hard (yes I still get up at 5 am); aiming for excellence and caring for our fellow human beings; I would not survive the reality of navigating parenthood and a complex professional environment.
My opportunities in the UN are unlimited because, thanks to our school, I learnt French and never stopped practicing it; which allows me to move around the world without facing a language barrier. I am so happy to be part of the Old Students’ Association, hoping to be a source of motivation, and above all, having the opportunity to give back to our beloved School.
Former Head Prefect, St Theresa’s (1990)
Kevin Nandase Wagubi is a certified Human resources Director, with strong Banking, and Human Resources Experience, having worked with FINCA Uganda, Orient Bank, Stanbic Bank, Centenary Bank and Currently Head Human Capital, United Bank for Africa. I hold a Masters Degree in Management Studies (UMI), Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource (UMI), Diploma in Board Competence (Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise) and a Bachelors in Education (MUK).
Currently am the Chairperson of Federation of Women In Action. Am a former Board member of the Leadership Development, Female Future Program.
Life at St. Theresa Girl’s
I must say that, I was privileged to have attended school in St Theresa Girl’s Secondary School, Bwanda. It is in this school that I started my journey of leadership. I learnt to challenge my self as a lady after realizing that, I could achieve as much as the gentlemen. This was based on the fact that, as girls we were able to achieve, multitask and exceptionally deliver on many tasks.
Babirye Penina is a certified Science Teacher. She worked with Baroque Publishing Company, as an curriculum content author for the Biology Books 1 and 2 (Learner and Teacher guides) for the new Lower Secondary School Curriculum. She has also had an opportunity to work on Internship in St. Henry’s College Kitovu and St. Theresa Girl’s Secondary School Bwanda, her alumni school. She is currently employed at Our Lady of Africa Secondary School, Mukono campus. Penina is a holder of a Bachelor’s Degree in Science with Education-Biological (MUK).
Life at St. Theresa Girl’s Secondary School
What I have to say is that, I was blessed to have attended such a wonderful school, St. Theresa Girl’s Secondary School Bwanda for my high school. It is in this school that I started building up interpersonal skills via different activities and functions held in and outside school premises. I learnt how to express myself in a crowd and during the process, I gained self-confidence and awareness. Little did I know that I was preparing for my future profession.