A short bio of Francis Mwanje
Francis was born in 1982 in Entebbe, the fourth son of Joseph Mukas Kintu and Rosemary Kintu. Sadly, his father died when Francis was only three weeks old. His mother managed to put him through primary school and he was a bright pupil who passed with top grades. That enabled him to gain a bursary to Secondary school where he continued to excel. He was rewarded with bursaries that took him through to Senior 6 ('A' level). He then achieved a government sponsored place to enrol at Kyambogo University for a diploma in secondary education.
His first teaching position in 2004 was as a senior 5 teacher - and he quickly became deputy headteacher at Entebbe Kings College before moving to his present similar post at Lakeview High School.
Francis teaches fine art and is hoping to achieve his goal of going back to university next year to upgrade his diploma to a Bachelor's Degree. He would like to become a University lecturer. Francis is married with two children - he and his wife have started a small kindergarten alongside their family home, accepting children from the most disadvantaged backgrounds. You can see some photos of the kindergarten below.
Francis has a very evident commitment to teaching and to young people. He has endless patience with the youth I have seen him working with and he teaches in a creative way, encouraging the very best from each child in the classroom.