My name is Richard Luwaga. Over the last ten years, I’ve held a variety of planning, designing, implementation and management responsibilities with various national and international non-governmental organisations, as well as in the private sector. I have acquired knowledge, skills and experience in a variety of fields such as strategic planning, development training, research and reporting. I have worked with campaigns advocating for development policy changes, community development and health reforms.
How did you learn about Alison?
I learned about Alison online.
What was your first course on Alison, and why did you choose it?
Diploma in Project Planning and Management. I chose this course because it contained content that was good for my career development and widening my knowledge on planning and managing projects.
How have Alison courses affected your career?
I have applied so much of the knowledge and skills gained from this course to my career. It has really helped me in making informed confident decisions, which have boosted my career.
What’s your favourite way to relax from studying?
I would say that it’s hard for me to relax. However, to relax after studying, I really like to do something outside with my hands, far away from my desk.
Where are you working and what are you studying now?
I am working in an international NGO in Uganda called Good Neighbors International Uganda as a programmes manager. I am planning to start studying a masters in Project Planning and Management though that’s still pending due to financial reasons.
What’s next for you, in terms of education or work?
My next goal is to gain a masters in Project Planning and Management by the end of 2022 and also to continue making a positive impact on the lives of needy populations in vulnerable communities.
If you could learn absolutely anything in the world from an Alison course, what would it be?
In simple terms – professionalism and competency.
What would you say to someone if they asked you about Alison? Would you recommend it and why?
The future is bright with Alison for anyone interested in having a bright future. Alison is an open arena full of opportunities.