MASAKA. Since childhood, Hamuza Matovu’s dream was to become a medical doctor.
The selection of profession for the 24 -year -old resident of Nyendo, a Masaka Town suburb was a result of his infinite desire to save lives.
But being an orphan without both parents, Matovu faced school fee challenges making his dream become far from reality.
“I nearly dropped out of school because of my grandmother,
Nalongo Kevina Matovu, who was paying for my school fees since nursery school, could not push me beyond Senior Three,” Matovu reminisces.
But through Kitovu Mobile, under its Grand Mothers and OVC project, his fading dream is coming back to life.
OVC means Orphans and Vulnerable Children.
Under this project, children in such a class; of which most of them are HIV orphans staying with their helpless grandmothers, are identified from communities and get sponsored by the organization.
Kitovu Mobile pays their school fees to keep them in school and realize their dreams.
Luckily, Matovu joined the long list of students who are helped by Kitovu Mobile.
Matovu, who was in Senior Three at Arch Bishop Kiwanuka Secondary School, says his grandmother registered him with the organisation which started paying for his school fees from Senior Three up to Senior Six.
He was later sponsored to pursue a course in comprehensive nursing which he completed last year.
Now an assistant nurse at Villa Maria Hospital in Kalungu District, the jolly health worker says he wants to attend to patients diligently to praise the living God who enabled him to do this noble job.
“I managed to become a nurse. It is really a manifestation that God had called me and I have to ensure that I serve His people “he says
Had it not been Kitovu Mobile, Matovu says he wouldn’t have made this milestone because school fees had become a huge problem as his grandmother could raise the required money .
“If it wasn’t God, I wouldn’t make it. I have seen many people failing to have their dreams come true, but through Kitovu Mobile, God brought a chance for me.” He says
From his personal experience, Matovu has realized that many orphans or vulnerable children fail to realize their dreams due to lack of school fees.
This is the reason why he wishes in the future to start an organisation and offer a helping hand to such needy children.
“In years to come I think of sponsoring someone, probably an orphan, and become a medical worker, just as I have been helped by Kitovu Mobile to realise my dream,” he says.
Still chasing the ‘bigger dream
Matovu is among those who don’t settle for less.
He says much as his dream was to treat people; he wanted to do it at a higher level than where he is currently doing it.
“Kitovu Mobile has made me reach this mileage (Comprehensive Nurse) I have to strive and become a medical doctor” He echoes
He says it is possible for someone who has spent two years in the field to go for a diploma and later pursue a degree course in medicine. “ I wish Kitovu Mobile further sponsors me in form of cost sharing!”