Windle News on UK Programme

Conrad Oroya Obol
Abraham Dut Atem Malek

Windle Trust International is delighted to celebrate the success of two WTI UK Programme scholars from the academic year 2016-17 who have achieved Distinctions on their postgraduate degrees.

Abraham Dut Atem Malek was awarded a Distinction for his MSc in Finance and Accounting at the University of Westminster, and his MSc dissertation scored the highest mark of any student in his cohort.

The UK Scholarship Programme Summer Conference

In October we said goodbye to the WTI students from 2016-17 who returned back to Kenya, Uganda, and South Sudan. Our graduating year studied the subjects below:

The University of Bangor: MSc Agroforestry, MSc Public Health & Health Promotion, LLM International Criminal Law

The University of Bath: MSc International Development

University College London: MSc Musculoskeletal Science

University College London, Institute of Education: MA Education and International Development

King's College London: MA Global Mental Health

Postgraduate students at the Centre of Applied Linguistics, University of Warwick, on a country walk

On the 21 of September 2016, I found myself on a flight to the UK, to travel to the University of Warwick via the WTI office in Oxford to study in one of the greatest universities in the UK. I had no idea what to expect, although I knew this would academically progress my entire career.  Even though I knew it was going to be a challenging study experience, I set my mind to learn and change, and to take in the new experiences.

University of Liverpool recognises MSc student, Christine Anyango Modi

We are delighted to congratulate Christine Anyango Modi, who has been awarded the Paul Roy Award for Outstanding Contribution from the University of Liverpool.  Christine was awarded a trophy and certificate in recognition of her excellent performance during her MSc in Human Resource Management, 2015-16.

Christine says, “It’s just an honour to be a WTI Scholar. Lots of thanks goes to the WTI foundation for the achievements that I have received.”

Anthony Poggo, who is currently the Bishop of the Diocese of Kajo-Keji has been appointed by Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, to the role of adviser on Anglican Communion Affairs.

Windle Trust International is delighted to report that one of our former students, Anthony Poggo, who is currently the Bishop of the Diocese of Kajo-Keji has been appointed by Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, to the role of adviser on Anglican Communion Affairs.

Anthony Poggo has a long history in community and church development. As a Windle scholar, he completed an MBA at Oxford Brookes University in 2001 before returning to South Sudan where he joined ACROSS, one of South Sudan’s oldest and most respected ngo’s, eventually becoming its Executive Director.

Three students discuss conflict resolution

Every year we organise a week-end event which brings together all the UK Masters students to get to know each other and reflect upon their future roles. This year the focus was on conflict management. This theme has a direct relevance to our students since many of them have been, or still are, refugees and all of them are from communities that have been directly affected by war and violent conflict. 

September and October are always our busiest months in the calendar, not only because we are receiving and welcoming new students, but also bidding goodbyes to the completing students. So, it’s a mixed bag of emotions – excitement and sadness!