Merisha Nankanja

Merisha Nankanja, born on February 7, 2007, is a 16-year-old student currently enrolled in Secondary Level Three (S.3) at St. Noa Mawaggali. Her story is one of resilience and determination in the face of challenging circumstances.

Merisha calls Ivunamba, a village in Jinja District, her home. Tragically, she was neglected by her father, but the love and support of her aunt and grandmother have provided her with the care and nurturing environment she needs. Merisha’s aunt, despite being unemployed, has taken the courageous step of venturing into small-scale farming to help sustain the family and supplement the household income. Merisha’s character is defined by her calm and friendly demeanor. She is a girl who gets along well with her relatives, showing great warmth and empathy towards those around her. 

As she looks to the future, Merisha aspires to become a doctor. This dream is rooted in the memory of her late grandfather, who was a retired doctor. His legacy and the impact he made on the lives of others have served as a powerful source of inspiration for Merisha. She envisions following in his footsteps to provide medical care and support to those in need. Supporting Merisha in her educational journey is not just an investment in her future but also a testament to the resilience and determination of young individuals who strive to overcome challenging circumstances. Your sponsorship will enable Merisha to pursue her dream of becoming a doctor and continue the legacy of her late grandfather.