About Scholastica Madowo
My name is Scholastica Madowo, popularly known as Mercedes – yes, like the Mercedes Benz car – strong and dependable. I am a resident of Bar Olengo sub-location and currently the Director of Opando Tumaini Academy in Bar Olengo which is a non-profit community ECD and primary school aimed at improving the education standards in Bar Olengo and its environs. I am also the Patron of a community based organisation known as Tumaini Community Resource Centre whose objective is to harness the locally available resources tosupport the improvement of the living standards of the rural Bar Olengo community in all spheres of life. Through this CBO, I have implemented a number of development projects in Bar Olengo including the establishment of the vibrant Youth For Change Initiative which is driven by the youth in the area to address the various challenges that they face. I have vast experience working with NGOs both locally and internationally. I am also a mother, a widow and a social-entrepreneur.