“From employee to employer”

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Name: Sunday Ukurboth
Age: 25 years
Region: Nebbi, West Nile Region
Business Sector: Education Services.
Growth trajectory: Has grown his investment into a venture worth UGX 8M

 

“I know that when people see me, I do not strike them as a school owner. But I am no ordinary man, despite holding an ordinary Certificate of Education. I am the proprietor of two nursery and primary schools in Kucwiny Sub County – Nebbi district at only 25 years of age. As a result, many of my peers call me Muzeeyi (Old Man) because of my great achievements”, says Sunday.

“For five years I worked for a bakery called ‘Yummy Loaf Limited’ in Kampala. I got fed-up with the small pay and hectic work schedule. I decided to quit my passionless job and to go back to Nebbi because I could hardly make any savings. While in Nebbi in January 2014 I heard an Enterprise Uganda radio announcement and decided to attend a 5-day entrepreneurship. During the training, I was deeply touched by the trainer’s message: ‘Starts your own business; start with what you have’. After the training, I decided to follow my passion of teaching and started a school with capital of UGX 1.5 million given to me by my uncle.”

“At the end of 2014 we had a total enrollment of 35 children, and had saved over UGX 4 million. Today, I have a total enrollment of over 140 children and employ over 8 teachers. I opened up another school and I feel content with the support I give my family”, says Sunday.

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