Learning Through Leadership: The Story of Nicholas Ssebalamu

In June 2019, Nicholas had just completed his bachelor’s degree. While his peers were looking for full-time employment, Nicholas stumbled upon a Field of Hope blog and reached out regarding an internship.

“The Spirit of God instructed me to contact the organization,” Nicholas shares. I didn’t know what to say or write, and I didn’t have a peace of mind for the following two weeks until I sent an email to Mike Hafner, then
Executive Director – a decision I am proud of today.”

The greatest highlight of his internship was facilitating the Agriculture Teacher’s Training at Gayaza High School.

“I was not supposed to be actively involved in the workshop,” said Nicholas, “but the lead US facilitator was unable to travel, so the training was left to me and Mike.”

The workshop was a huge success!

Today, Nicholas is a full-time employee of Field of Hope leading several
programs. He attributes much of his success in his role to the experience he had as an intern.

“Being able to contribute as a facilitator did a lot to boost my self-confidence and learning,” said Nicholas.

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