Richard is in our Launch program and is now in his third year of Law School at Uganda Christian University. This summer he did an internship at the court in Gulu, where our schools are, so our team got to meet up with him for dinner and hear how he is doing. We think he is a pretty awesome guy, so we wanted to share a bit about him and the great things he is doing!
"I am currently drafting court documents and interpreting English to Acholi for criminal cases in the courtroom and chambers. I am learning so many things and write them down each week. I have learned to appreciate and enjoy writing court hearing notices and bail applications. My internship finishes in August and I will report back to classes at Uganda Christian University at that time. My passion for justice is fueling me through this degree and internship.”
“When I become a practicing lawyer, I want to have a law firm that offers pro bono services to needy people in this community. What I have witnessed in court is that those who are rich get rulings in their favor because of their lawyers. I also want to offer legal clinics where I go into villages and educate people on laws that are passed. Many times, laws are passed, and the villages aren’t aware of them, or what the consequences are when laws are broken. I believe this is why most of the prisoners are from the villages. I want to help educate them with the knowledge I now have! Blessings to you and your families and thank you for helping me reach my dreams."
We are so proud of Richard and love seeing our Launch students chase their dreams. Students like Richard could not do this without the help of our university sponsorship program made possible by your wonderful support. We cannot wait to see what these amazing students continue do in Uganda and beyond!
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