Ramathan is a rising leader creating success for himself through TASAAGA’s OVC (orphan and vulnerable children) Primary School. In his third year with TASAAGA’s OVC Primary School, Ramathan transferred from a primary school on his home island of Kimi, located 2 hours off the shores of Entebbe on Lake Victoria. His previous school only provided education through Primary 4 (equivalent to grade 5). Without financial support and outreach coordination provided by TASAAGA, Ramathan’s education opportunity might have been limited to Primary 4.
Ramathan was picked by his teachers and administration as an inspirational example of success within TASAAGA’s OVC Primary School for his ability to effectively balance all study subjects, be a peer-educator, and for his innate leadership skills. Ramathan “loves and respects his teachers” and is “constantly consulting the teachers on how they can improve in the classroom and be better for the students” said his teacher, Irene.
This year, Ramathan was elected as the head-prefect, overseeing 14 prefects from the various classes at the school. In this role he serves as a voice for all students to the teachers and administration. Another teacher, Grace said “whatever Ramathan does, he will be a leader in that work”.
When asked about his experience with TASAAGA’s OVC Primary School, Ramathan said “I have only been here for 3 years but it is the best school I have ever attended, I am so grateful to be here”. His favorite subject is mathematics and he attributes his interest and success in mathematics to his former teacher, William. When asked about his career aspirations, Ramathan said “mathematics is my best class and I want to be an engineer someday – I could not have learned mathematics without my TASAAGA teacher, William…he taught me everything.”
With the support of our donors, Friends of TASAAGA and TASAAGA partner to ensure students such as Ramathan receive equal opportunities to live out their full potential.