University of Pretoria Students That Keep The Foundation Machine Going.
Tony Onazi Oche
Tony Onazi Oche is a trained legal practitioner who is highly passionate about human rights, human security, good governance and entrepreneurship. He bagged an Honours Degree in Law in 2016 and was called to the Nigerian Bar as a Barrister and Solicitor in 2017. Tony as an undergraduate student at the Benue State University back in his home country, Nigeria, was a renowned student union activist who fought corruption in the student union government and stood for the rights of students.
With his passion to take people out of the shackle of hunger and malnutrition, Afees Olakunle Oduola pursued a bachelor’s degree in Food Technology at the University of Ibadan in Nigeria before proceeding to the University of Pretoria for his postgraduate studies in the same field. During his undergraduate days, he championed different community service programs which were targeted towards making life easier for the less privileged in his society.
Thasmika is a South African scholar hailing from KwaZulu Natal who is incredibly passionate about all things analytical. She has a degree in Actuarial Science and is currently pursuing a masters in Advanced Data Analytics. In her capacity at university, she was a clarinetist in the UP symphonic orchestra where she collaborated with skilled musicians to spread her love for music. Her aspiration is to inspire people, stay ambitious and keep growing.
Victor Ndeti Ngungu
Victor Ndeti Ngungu is a proud Mastercard Foundation Scholar Program from a small village called Ekalakala in Kenya. He is an electrical engineer from the prestigious University of Pretoria. He is currently a masters student at the University of Pretoria pursuing his Masters in Electrical Engineering. He completed his bachelors’ degree in 2020 in the University of Pretoria and proceeded to do his Honours degree in the same institution which he successfully achieved in 2021 with a distinction.
Jennifer Selasie King
Always striving to better herself in many ways, Jennifer Selasie King is a Ghanaian Mastercard Foundation Scholar Program and currently studying her Masters in Food Science at the University of Pretoria. She is a hardworking, enthusiastic and self-motivated woman. Jennifer has a bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Food Science from the University of Ghana, where she served as an executive member of the Nutrition and Food Science Students Society and a teacher’s assistant to the Dean of Biological Science for a year.
Growing up exposed to different life standards that exist in Africa, Wish managed to identify the differences that exist between youth from different communities. The ambitious young man strongly believes in technological development and understands that one’s vision and innovativeness is relative to the exposure they have. Wish is driven by the desire to provide equal exposure to several young minds living within different standards of life in Africa.
Mami Bizimana is a young passionate scholar who thrives to serve and help uplift the youth of her community. Currently, she is a BCom Accounting Science student at the University of Pretoria. She plans to use her skills to equip small business owners with the resources and knowledge needed to expand and grow their businesses. She has a never-ending drive to find solutions to all types of problems that threaten the average young African girl. Being a member of the Mastercard Scholars Program representative will enable her to not only engage with other fellow scholars but the various communities that Mastercard Scholar Program hopes to enrich and build.