Nancy Oundo

Nancy large20 years old, attending Cardiff University, UK. Nancy was awarded a Beacon Scholarship in May 2021.

Nancy is studying towards a LLB in Law, having achieved AAA in her Ugandan Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) in History, Economics and Literature at King’s College, Budo. She won the Outstanding Arts Student of the Year Award, and was profiled in the national newspaper for her achievements. Scholastically, she formed discussion groups to assist struggling classmates by identifying their academic weaknesses and setting targets for them to reach their goals. Through this Nancy helped them achieve university entrance, which they might not otherwise have achieved.

She was the editor of the school magazine, where she obtained coverage of girls’ activities for the first time and campaigned for gender equality. She also took part in inter-house tennis, as well as being part of the Rule of Law Club.

Nancy is passionately involved in charity work. She participated in Cancer Club to help reach out to patients. Since the start of the pandemic in 2020, she has also been tutoring 5 primary school students every day, from 8am until noon, in all subjects and since Jan 2021, she has also tutored revision groups.

Beacon Workshop Participation

As a new Beacon Scholar, Nancy spoke about her service activities. She volunteered as a part-time English tutor at her local primary school and assisted Grade 7 students with their exam preparation.