Student perspectives

A conversation with a stranger

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Joanita Nassiwa

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March 29, 2020

I gather the month of March and the year 2020 has started off on a rather difficult note, bearing in mind the coronavirus pandemic that leaves many worried and in quarantine. Well, here at Refactory, we haven’t lost all hope, so allow us to share some inspiring stories of ladies making a difference in their communities through the Refactory program. Remember Sandra Nanteza, one of the students here at Refactory who came through a partnership with Educating the Children? Here’s a little more about her and the powerful story behind the woman she is today.

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Always know your "Why"

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Joanita Nassiwa

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March 13, 2020

For Beatrice, Refactory came at a time when her mother had chased her from home insisting that she find a job. “Coming from a family of nine, I was used to living with so many people. But now I had to learn to go about life by myself. That was the hardest time of my life and also the lowest I had ever been.” Beatrice recalls.

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Salesman turned software developer

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Joanita Nassiwa

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March 6, 2020

The day started like any other day, I woke up got dressed and made my way to work went through my day just like I always do and at the end of the day I quit my job. Now you must be wondering why? Ronnie one of the boot camp students who recently concluded a project with Laboremus shares his journey with Refactory and the man he is today.

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Takeaways from the launch of Refactory Tech Academy

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Solomon Obwot

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July 12, 2019

Refactory, a tech skilling program founded by Fontes Foundation and technology company Laboremus Uganda, has officially launched from the home of fellow founding partner Clarke International University in Muyenga hills on Wednesday.

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Here are the mistakes Ugandan software developers are making

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Solomon Obwot

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June 5, 2019

Jumia recently got listed in the New York stock exchange market as the pioneer tech product from Africa to do so and discussions sprung up on various social media platforms debating whether Jumia is really an African startup with its headquarters in Dubai and developer team in Portugal.

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