A warm welcome to Edrine!
The Yiya team is super excited to announce our newest team member, Mr Edrine Ssemwanga! Originally from Wakiso District in Central Uganda, Edrine is a recent graduate of Ashesi University in Accra, Ghana, where he graduated in June 2018 with his undergraduate degree in Management Information Systems. During his time as a student at Ashesi, Edrine acquired a rich background in student-led initiatives aimed at reducing poverty and teenage pregnancy, as well as promoting child literacy and youth skills development. His past experience includes interning as a research assistant at Joy For Children Uganda, in Bwaise.
Edrine is joining our Programs team as the Programs Fellow, and will be supporting both our Program Director and the field team in Lira with all operations. We are so thrilled to have Edrine join our team!
In addition to his enthusiasm for community development and youth skill-building, Edrine has many promising ideas for how to incorporate the ‘A’ (arts!) into STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math)…so that we are not just teaching our students STEM, but in fact STEAM!
With much gratitude…
We are so grateful to Devon and David Cohn of Natembea Foundation for funding the Yiya Program Fellowship and making it possible for Edrine to join our team. Many, many thanks for your generous support!