Give Guyanese Students Access to University

by SAGE: Scholarship for Advanced Global Education
Give Guyanese Students Access to University
Give Guyanese Students Access to University
Give Guyanese Students Access to University
Give Guyanese Students Access to University
Give Guyanese Students Access to University
Give Guyanese Students Access to University

Project Report | Dec 6, 2016
Catching up with one of our newest scholars

By Katie Fotofili | Project Leader

Reuel, 2016 SAGE Scholar
Reuel, 2016 SAGE Scholar

This year’s applicant pool for a SAGE scholarship was incredibly competitive, but ultimately we were very excited to welcome three new scholars to the SAGE family! We recently caught up with one of our newest scholars, Reuel, to talk about his first semester at UG. Reuel comes from a family of nine, making their living as farmers on Wakenaam Island, just west of Georgetown. Reuel is studying Electrical Engineering and hopes to contribute to the development of Guyana by improving the country's power supply.

What has been your favorite class this semester and why?

Electrical Fundamentals (ELE-1111), is my favorite course for this semester. The reason is that it's a very interesting course and it’s the main or base course for Electrical Engineering. I am also fascinated by electrical applications and how the foundation of electricity came to be, which this course teaches.

What was your proudest moment this semester?

My proudest moment this semester was when I received my grades for the mid-semester tests. I am satisfied with them and it shows that I am going on an upwards scale, although there is still room for improvement. I know I have the potential to succeed.

How was your adjustment to life at UG?

The rate at which lectures were being taught and the pop quizzes during lectures wasn't much of a challenge, but at first I found it hard to cope with. I eventually got in a groove by browsing through my notes before classes commenced. I also read up on topics that would follow in the next class for the course; which helped me get a better understanding of the work.


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SAGE: Scholarship for Advanced Global Education

Location: Washington, DC - USA
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Project Leader:
Katie Fotofili
Los Angeles , CA United States
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