Against All Odds

Memoirs of Resilience, Determination, and Luck Amidst Hardship for an African Girl-Child in Her Passionate Pursuit for Education

by Betty Ogiel Rubanga



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/9/2017

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 210
ISBN : 9781524582692
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 210
ISBN : 9781524582708
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 210
ISBN : 9781524582685

About the Book

This is a true story about a girl-child who was orphaned and raised in the most neglected area of Uganda at that time—Karamoja. Her greatest dream was to get an education, but she had to go through so many heartbreaking obstacles to achieve that dream. The girl-child grew up in settings that are unknown to those in the urban backgrounds, in a region that was a no-go area for the non-natives then. Amidst poverty and in a culture where girl-child education is not a priority, she managed to get to a university, and of all, Makerere University, the oldest and premier institution of higher learning in East Africa. The book is characterized by grit, resilience, and determination. The author clearly brings out the ordeals she went through to gain an education in an environment that is not friendly to a girl-child, worse still for an orphan.

About the Author

Betty Ogiel Rubanga is an exceptional Human Resource Practitioner who uses both her technical knowledge and life experiences to inspire and influence greatness in people. She is an Author, a motivational and inspirational speaker who overcame the odds of speech loss and impairment. Betty is happily married to Rubanga Julius Abunga and blessed with three sons namely Ronald Icaarat, Hansel Maku and Hanan Vudriko. In November 2016, Betty was nominated for the Human Resource Reveal Award in the category of employee engagement by the Human Resource Managers’ Association of Uganda. She loves helping the needy and disadvantaged people especially the orphans and widows among others.