Athanasios originally secured a place at Kampala International University two years ago to study for a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, but had no access to funding other than through the Bishop Spartas Trust. He has waited with great patience, and when we told him we would be able to fund him for the coming year at least, he wrote: ‘All this time I have been waiting for this moment and I think it’s the time for some of my dreams. Someone told me that poors don’t have dreams, but I didn’t believe that, because God cares. Am really very happy for whatever you’re doing for me plus the trustees and Bishop Spartas Trust. MAY GOD REWARD YOU ALL ABUNDANTLY.’ Athanasios’ first semester will begin on 24th August 2017 and we look forward to updating you on his progress.
UPDATE 2020: We are very proud and pleased to say that Athanasios graduated from Kampala University in August 2020 with his degree in Information Technology.
He wrote to us to say: ‘All this time I have been struggling for this gift and I remember telling you at the beginning after giving me the good news that I am going to the university, I was so happy and I still believe in what I told you that the poor can also dream and be successfull. I am so happy and I thank God the almighty who gave us life and all the necessary support to finish this journey.’
Due to Covid restrictions the graduation ceremony had to be performed virtually and Athanasios was sorry not be able to take his family along to celebrate. He asked us to pass on his thanks to the Spartas Committee and supporters: ‘Please extend my greetings to all donors who managed to support us in everything, please say thanks to them and may Good Lord bless them abundantly’. Well done Athanasios, we wish you all the best for a bright future!