The Ugandan Minister of Education, Jessica Alupo visited Israel and spent much of her visit with Agrostudies.
She visited several farms on which Ugandan students are currently working and residing where she was greeted with great warmth and excitement. She toured Danziger farm and spoke with the students, making a point to listen to their experiences and thoughts and encouraged them to continue working and studying diligently, as their country relies on them to bring their new experience and knowledge in technology and industrial farming to Uganda, to “revolutionize the Ugandan economy“. She reminded them of the promises the Ugandan government has made to the students to double the money the students save during their time in Israel in order to allow them to form companies and work on incubation farms throughout the country, allowing their knowledge to reach and impact many regions, in a ripple effect.
Later she visited Ruppin College where the Ugandan students attend classes and Jerusalem, where she met with Israeli officials.
“Thank you for your discipline and I encourage you so that when you come back to Uganda, Israel will have confidence in our country and bring more and more students to come here and work on these farms and learn technology and transform the country. In Uganda, we have everything, but the aspects of technology is what we lack, and now Israel is saying, come and learn the technology so when you come back you can put this technology into use and we can transform like Israel.”
She expressed her gratitude for this fruitful collaboration between the two countries, made possible by the good will of the leaders in Israel and the President of Uganda and emphasized the growing friendship between the two nations and the hope that in the future more students from Uganda will be able to participate in this internship.