Education allows Ocaya Jimmy to regain future
Ocaya Jimmy was abducted when he was only 9-years-old. They broke into his house, tortured his cousin and abducted Ocaya Jimmy and his four cousins. Luckily, Ocaya Jimmy was able to escape the Lord’s Resistance Army and return home.
Ocaya Jimmy is now a Legacy Scholarship Program scholar at Ugandan Christian University in Kampala, and is an example of resilience. If you have an education, Jimmy explains, you cannot be robbed of it. “Maybe the thieves, the LRA, they can come and rob you everything, but you can use that education to take back everything that you have lost,” he added. Jimmy joined the Legacy Scholarship Program in 2007 as a secondary school student and plans to graduate from university in 2015 with a degree in Agriculture.
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