Jesca Acipa is from Oduworo Village, a remote village in northeast Uganda. Upon completion of  primary school she was selected by the Rotary Community Corps from the village to attend  Lords Meade Vocational School in Jinja where she studied tailoring. She was then accepted to  St. Peter’s Secondary School in Kampala. Upon graduation, Jesca decided she wanted to be come a nurse or midwife, applied to and was accepted at Florence Nightingale School of Nursing  and Midwifery in Apac, Uganda. She is now in her second year of Nursing School which was de layed one year due to COVID. If all goes well, she will graduate in 2022-23. 

Because improving girls’ education can help pull families out of the poverty cycle, the Rotary Club of Cambria is proud to have sponsored Jesca for the past 6 years. It is reported that every additional  year of education yields a 10-25 percent increase in the income of a woman, 90% of which is then reinvested into her family.