Past NVI student Simon's story

Simon Peter Agina joined NVI as a UgandAid student in 2011 in the Motor Vehicle Mechanics section. He did well on his course and graduated in 2014 aged 24.

He got a job very quickly, but that did not work out – it was a problem with the company, not with Simon. He quickly got another job with Be Forward, Kampala, which is a Japanese company who sell and service cars. He has been with them nearly 4 years. He is now head of his repair section which is essentially a management role. He is very well thought of by his employer.

In the meantime he has started his own enterprise dealing with educational supplies. This too is growing and he has 2 full time employees. He is now in discussions with NVI about becoming one of their suppliers.

Simon uses some of the profits of this business to sponsor 4 students through their education. This is such a common story – that students who have been helped through the UgandAid scheme, go on to sponsor others.

Simon and his wife, Dina, were childhood sweethearts having been in primary school together. They now have a daughter, Chantelle, who is 21 months old. They live in rented accommodation in Kampala, although they are hoping to buy somewhere in the near future.

They came over to catch up with Tony last night. He and Paula were his sponsors when he was at NVI. After sharing an evening meal with us, they headed back to Kampala – probably a 3.5 hour journey at that time of night.

It was so encouraging to talk to this young man, who first came to NVI with nothing, and now is making his way in the world and supporting his family and others so well.

Blog information provided by Tony

 Dina, Chantelle, Simon and Tony

Dina, Chantelle, Simon and Tony

 Dina and Chantelle

Dina and Chantelle