Mumbere graduated at the top of the 2018 class in Economics. His hard work landed him a position at a prominent local bank.
Orante graduated in Management and Business Administration. She was recruited by Cacao Congo in Goma as an accountant. As the name suggests, the company harvests some of the world’s best cacao.
Reagan, a graduate in Communications, now serves as a radio operator for the international NGO, Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders).
A graduate in Communications, Rose joined the DRC health ministry team to assist with the Ebola response.
A graduate in Applied Sciences, Espoir now works with the World Health Organization’s ICT Data Section for the Ebola response.
ON BEHALF OF THE GRADUATES
Our country is where it is, and is in great need of the men and women you have made of us; masterpieces for the development of our country because we now have the connection between intellect, spirit and action. At UCBC, we had a holistic training through courses, research, chapel, work program, but even more through moments of reflection and solidarity with one another. We extend our warm appreciation for the tireless work of Congo Initiative, and to you, our partners, for a just, more integrated and holistic transformation of Congolese society."
- Aganze Mugurukar, President of the Class of 2018
This year, the percentage of female students grew rom 33% to 37%.
Inspired by Women’s Voices, women in leadership roles increased from 12% to 30%.
I’m thankful for Women's Voices (WV) because it has made me a better me. Before joining the group I was shy, not able to stand and speak in public. It was hard for me to believe that other people can trust me...But because of WV, I was elected as the group's president and I became free and started to speak in public and developed partnerships with other women organizations. I have gained confidence and now as a graduate, I feel ready to integrate what I learned into my professional life.”
- Laetita Tsibola, President of Women’s Voices
Service Learning Projects
Work Program Sessions
UCBC’s Integrated Research Institute (IRI) has become a leader in land governance reform and agribusiness innovation. Led by UCBC alumni, IRI’s Sharing the Land (STL) and Agribusiness Center are becoming well-known throughout Congo and provide unique opportunities for UCBC students to gain practical experience through research and internships. Students witness what is possible with a UCBC education and the impact they can make to transform their country.
I do not know how to express myself to thank you for this great gift for us. I have responsibility to pay the academic fees for two students and I assure you it is not easy these days to find the money with the situation we are going through. I thank the Lord because I just had the grace to benefit from the scholarship for my two daughters.”
- Mrs. Masika Tuvuli, UCBC Parent