This year, we are excited to welcome fellows from Malawi, Uganda, Kenya, Liberia and Nigeria!
We currently have 8 fellows engaged in their second year within our school of leadership and 5 who've just begun their journey with UPI. Click here to read their biographies!
As part of their fellowship experience, they form an international choir that performs in churches throughout the country. Interested in having the UPI fellows come to your church or event?
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
MERCY ANIH, DREAMCODE, NIGERIA
Mercy has returned to Nigeriato be our first ever Nigerian site! DreamCode reaches children and teens through a S.T.E.A.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Mathematics) based afterschool program and invests in mentoring high school students to be leaders and role models in the program. Our vision is to impact the community by helping young people get the right education, develop relevant job / life skills, break the cycle of poverty and grow in their faith.
ALEX HARA, VOICES AWAKE, MALAWI
Alex has returned to join the team at Voices Awake to lead Voices Ventures, a social enterprise business. Alex will focus on developing a sustianable revenue source for the ministry by starting a transportation business. He also plans on beginning a micro loan program for the teen moms and girls of the program to help launch their own businesses.
VANESSA MWANGALA, VOICES AWAKE, MALAWI
Vanessa has returned to Malawi to be our first ever female Executive Director of her ministry Voices Awake. Voices Awake is a ministry dedicated to serving girls who have experienced abuse or gender inequality by providing a safe home, job training skills, a chance for formal education and so much more!
KEN NDYAMUHAKI, YAMBA CHILD MINISTRY, UGANDA
Ken has returned to his ministry in Uganda and is UrbanPromise International's second Ugandan site! Yamba currently serves 60 children in an orphanage, Ken has implemented the afterschool model of UrbanPromise and is impacting his whole community.
MILLY NAKATO, JOYFUL HEARTS, UGANDA
Milly has just launched her own ministry, Joyful Hearts to serve the children in one of the poorest districts. She is our second female ED and is dedicated to the education and empowerment of children. Joyful Hearts is our third Ugandan site.