MEET ALEX

The Mastercard Foundation - EARTH University Fellowship Program

Alex Kyeyune

Country: Uganda
Track: Employment
Position: Technical Advisor, Animal Feed Formulation
Host company/organization: Conversion Feeds Limited
About position: Alex provides technical support and customized nutrition ratio mixing of pig feeds on clients’ farms.

Alex’s graduation project was called Development and Evaluation of Activated Clay Products as Mycotoxin Adsorbent in Livestock Feeds. After graduation, he completed the Watson Institute’s Semester Incubator in Colorado, a 4-month program preparing next-generation innovators and social entrepreneurs to launch social ventures and unleash a lifetime of impact.

Alex returned to Uganda, where he had been hired as the principal of a new primary and secondary school in the town of Lutembe, the Phillips International Careers School. Alex resigned from this position to focus on his involvement in the Fellowship Program.

About his time at EARTH, he mentions that the most important skills he obtained while he was a student were those of entrepreneurship, and he plans to replicate EARTH’s educational model in his new school. He believes that EARTH has helped him think like a businessman and has helped him see challenges as opportunities.

“Since I’ve made so many friends from all over the world, I’ve learned to change my perspective on things. I have especially learned to listen to others. When we are young we feel like we know everything, but we need to learn from others and listen to one another.” To his sponsors, he would like to say:

I want to thank Mastercard Foundation for believing in me and trusting me with such great investment for four years. My life has been transformed. Thank you so much! – Alex

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