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STUDENT STORIES

Interested in Public Policy

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ABDALLAH (JOHN) WAMBERE

DonaldJohn is proud of his work as a gay activist and human rights defender in his native Uganda.  Sexual minorities in Uganda have been denied healthcare, jobs, and protection from the state.  John founded a non-profit organization, Spectrum Uganda Initiatives, with colleagues and fought for equality.  While he was visiting the U.S. to raise awareness in 2014, the Ugandan President signed a law criminalizing homosexuality.  John sought political asylum and has remained in Cambridge since. He is often sought out by local organizations to speak publicly about his experiences. 

His dream is to study Peace and Conflict Resolution and public policy.  The Friends are enthusiastic to support him with a scholarship to begin his academic journey in Sociology at Bunker Hill Community College.

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