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Victoria University offers Bricklayer Graduate Scholarship For Master’s Degree

By Keefa Nuwahereza

Sharon Mbabazi, a graduate from Mutesa I Royal University, who studied while laying bricks to get money for her tuition, is smiling from ear to ear, after getting s scholarship for her Masters degree from Victoria University.

Mbabazi laying bricks and (R) heading into class

Mbabazi will join Victoria University Kampala during the March 2020 Intake, following  the scholarship that will be partially sponsored by the Ruparelia Foundation. 

Mbabazi graduated last week with a degree in Mass Communication. 

Mbabazi shows her scholarship which was handed to her by Victoria University VC Prof. Krishna Sharma

Pictures of her making bricks in mud-spattered clothes at Masooli, Wakiso district to raise school fees quickly made the rounds and touched hearts of people on Social Media, some who contributed funds for her education.

Mbabazi doing her bricklaying

But she has since become a celebrated academician after the Ruparelia Foundation granted her a Scholarship to pursue a Master’s in Public Management & Administration (MPAM) from Victoria University, Kampala.

Mbabazi after graduating from Mutesa I Royal University

While receiving her scholarship   from the University Vice Chancellor Prof. Krishna N. Sharma, Mbabazi thanked Dr Sudhir Ruparelia, Rajiv Ruparelia and Naiya Ruparelia, the directors of Ruparelia Foundation, for giving her an opportunity to  advance  her education.

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