Nalwoga Brenda

Brenda’s history

As a young girl, Brenda’s parents divorced which sent her to the streets. There were 12 children and not enough money, so Brenda needed to find food. She worked for a woman on the streets who became abusive and refused to pay her for her work. Social workers from C.R.O. found her bloody and crying, and took her to back to C.R.O.’s project center. Brenda then continued to be supported by them for the next 19 years.

After completing the C.R.O. rehabilitation year, Brenda rejoined primary school and went on to secondary school. While there, Brenda was elected as Assistant Head Girl and also participated on the netball team and in music. Brenda loves to give back to her C.R.O. community by volunteering in the nurses clinic. When walking past C.R.O. she noticed many children needing immediate care and no nurse on duty. Brenda stepped right in and took the nurses place, helping every child before the nurse even returned. In her spare time, Brenda loves to watch movies and listen to gospel music. She especially loves to lead worship among her fellow students at Well of Life Pentecostal Church.

brenda’s croso scholarship

Her true passion, however, was for nursing. As soon as she graduated at C.R.O., Brenda enrolled in a nursing certificate program. After completing that program, she began to work in a hospital and saved her money to continue her education. She was able to support herself through the first year of her diploma program, but then ran out of funds. Without any other options, she applied to CROSO for a scholarship in 2017.

Brenda completed her diploma in midwifery at the Mbale School of Nursing and Midwifery. She then re-applied for the CROSO Scholarship in 2018 and was again accepted. She is now pursuing her Bachelor's in Nursing at Victoria University in Kampala. Brenda is passionate about changing the health outcomes for infants and mothers in her community and believes that midwifery is the best path to make an impact.