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Coding my way into a future of ‘weird technology’

“I'M CODING,” said her sibling, something that puzzled her. She always thought that coding only happened in the movies. 

Maria Tuhirirwe started her “serious” coding career in April 2021 with the EDU classes after failing to get a balance between normal school studies in Senior three (S3) and coding, way back in 2018. 

Her zeal for becoming an inventor compared to Law and Medicine professions that her friends always dreamed of drew her interest in the direction of coding. 

Success of every woman should be inspirational

Gift Mbabazi, a joyful person, who derives some of her joy from surrounding herself with people who have positive energy is a graduate of Makerere University with a Bachelor's degree in Community Psychology. 

In recognition of a woman for the month of March, Mbabazi vouches for Maggie Kigozi, whom she says has shown with great effort and competence, that a woman can achieve everything that she sets out to, as long as they have the right mindset and look at things differently. 

Women should be valued, recognized, and respected

She is the first face you will see after turning the doorknob to enter our premises. Smiling from ear to ear, she will welcome you to Outbox and take down your details. 

The artist who is so passionate about design is fascinated by the feel of fabrics, which she creatively plays around with, to make unique designs. 

Her love for fashion is showcased in the way she puts together her pieces of clothing. 

Women’s Day: How far women have come

We are wondering why she has these many names but where she hails from, the more names you have, the more important you’re to society. 

Patting herself for the many names, Nordreen Mbekeka Luck Luwalala, growing up with eight (8) names, with only 4 fitting on her official documents, cites the Kabaka(King) of Buganda for his many names too.

Normally, it is “hard” for ladies to share their age, but she is proud to be forty-one (41) years old and a mother.

Outbox Startup, clinicPesa selected for MIT D-Lab’s 2019-2020 Scale-ups

clinicPesa, an Outbox Startup providing access to healthcare financing through digital microloans and savings to uninsured low-income individuals in Uganda is one of the six enterprises that have been selected for the MIT D-Lab’s 2019-2020 Scale-ups.

Launched in 2012, the D-Lab Scale-Ups Fellowship is a one year program, providing a grant to each fellow and tailored mentoring, capacity building and inclusive design training, and networking.

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