ADVOCATING FOR LOUD AND PROUD STUDENTS' VOICES!
You are reading the manifesto of Lovelet Lwakatare, in my second year loving Political Science and International Relations and an international Student from Tanzania. I have found my purpose and passion to serve through charities i've been involved in over the last twelve years. My biggest achievement is starting a GLAM Foundation in my High School that supports students from economic disadvantaged families with boarding needs and the biggest challenge i've taken is attending compulsory military service in 2014 (this was a mini HELL).
My life changing moment was volunteering as a Mentor in China where i made life long Chinese friends whom i love soooo much! But, we don't understand each other, they can't speak Kihaya, Swahili or English and i can't speak Chinese either :(
In the University, i championed student voices as a Part Time Officer for the School of Law and School of Humanities, as a BME Student Advocate and an NUS Delegate for 2018. I have also worked as an International Student Guide, a volunteer in Career Fairs and i presented my UH vision 2025 to the Board of Governors of the University. I have been on panels, working groups and involved in the union. Everything i have done, has been for every student in our community. I am a memeber of the UH Law Society, The Humanities Film Club, UNICEF Society, Chinese Society and UH Women Networking Society. I and my friends also run a UH World Explorers Society (JOOOIN US!!!)
My personal values are Humility, Respect and Independence.
I give the best of myself in everything i do, life is too short to waste my energy and goals! lol
I am grateful to have been nominated for Student of the Year, Change Maker of the Year and Part Time Officer of the Year for Students' Union Awards 2018. I am humbled that my hard work and contribution to our community is appreciated.
With a group of four Friends, we found and run a Youths Volunteering Group (2011) in Tanzania with 126 Active Members.
I started a GLAM (Giving, Loving and Mothering) Foundation in my high school: Barbro Johansson Model Girls' School to support students from economic disadvantaged background with boarding needs.
MY PLEDGES AS YOUR UNION PRESIDENT......Bring all my wins, my experience, my energy to serve YOU and Our Union.
I. YOUR VOICE AND EVERYONES VOICE!
I will represent the realities of students and make sure the Union champions for your voice at all levels. I will make sure the union improves its approach to stand for students by pushing for more union matters. I have the diplomatic skills from Model United Nations (a co curricular run by the Politics Programme).
I will start up a monthly Student Debating Forum that invites open discussions on motions that question university and union issues like Increase in prices on campus shops and restaurant, unresolved inconvenience of UNO buses, drop of our university ranking.
I will introuduce a Complaint Procedure under the SU Advice and Support that will allow students to express to the union any unsatisfactory issue happening in the community. As a union, we will pass the complaints to the department concerned, advocate for every student and give feedback within five working days.
I will convince the union to introduce a changing full time role every year for marginalized groups (LGBTQs, BME, Adult Students) and tackling our community issues that arise every year.
I will make sure our Student Union remains Student focused and led.
I promise and i will do!
2. BRINGING THE UNION CLOSER TO YOU!
I will introduce a Students' Union App that will easen your access to union information and activities going on oncampus. It will also give you an opportunity to catch up with your Part Time Officers, Society activities,
3. EMPOWERING YOUR TALENTS, INNOVATION AND ACHIEVEMENTS.
I am a big fan of the #GoHerts Scheme. I will make sure the Union extends this to Creative, Innovative and Entrepreneur Students.
Your vote will enable me start up a Student Market Place once a semester for every student to display products, projects, work (youtube channels, blogs) and self made items for sale, feedback, reviews and comments from fellow students. The Union will partner with the university in supporting innovation and creativity of all students.
I PROMISE AND I WILL DO!
4. ENGAGING YOU IN THE DECISIONS MADE BY THE UNION AND THE UNIVERSITY.
Your vote will enable me to give YOU and every other student an Open Debating Forum that questions increase in restaurant food prices on campus, the decline of our university ranking and value of our degree. You will also have a voice on the union stand on national issues like the #scrappTuitionFee Campaign, #NSSMarketingEducation.
I will also use my experience in improving the attendance of Students in Student Council Meetings which you will question me and other elected office on how we serve you and the union.
I PROMISE AND I WILL DO!
5. FOOD AND TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIPS SCHEME.
Your Vote will enable me to start up a Food, Parking and Uno Travel Scholarship scheme that will encourage the participation of commuting students in union matters, society and univeristy activities.
I PROMISE AND I WILL DO!
6. A UNION THAT CELEBRATES YOU under the IAM YOU CAMPAIGN.
Voting for me will enable me to unite all groups of students and encourage inclusive activities, partnering of societies and school run events.
I will cooperate with the univesity in hosting a Cultural Fair that celebrates all Students and Staff cultural background as we as a rich community, we have an opporunity of learning from each other and celebrating our diversity.
The #IamYou Campaign will aim to make our community more aware of our diversity and inspire all students to be respectful, culturally aware and behave considering other community members.
I PROMISE AND I WILL DO!
7. FREE CONDOMS and FREE WOMEN SANITARY TOWELS
Currently, our Students' Union provides free condoms and i am willing to make the union work for the UH Women by providing FREE and High Quality Sanitary Towels that will be placed in the female toilets across the university. I understand the challenge Commuting Women Students face, the cost and feeling of missing a class because of an 'emergency'.
8. YOUR MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING.
I highly value the wellbeing, internal peace of every student and understand the challenges of every 21st Century Student. We can do better to improve our mental focus and health.
If elected, i will work closely with the University to make sure we lobby in every possible way for the current education, economic system that puts so much pressure on students.
I will make sure the Advice and Support Centre is PROPERLY FUNDED to avoid long waiting ques. I will also make sure we have more BME Mental Health Staff to support You.
9.MARGINALIZED STUDENT GROUPS OFFICER POSITIONS.
When elected, i will use my power to convince the union to set up a Changing Full Time Officer role in every SU election to make sure maginalized groups like Adult students, LGTBQs, BME, Disabled and International Students have representation to help advocate for challenges that the specific group experiences.
10. AN OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU IN MY CAMPAIGN.
YES! You can be in my Campaigning Team and join the hundreds of #LoveletSupporters who are spread everywhere. In return i will endorse you on LinkedIn.
If interested, please drop me a message on:https://www.facebook.com/LoveletForPresident/ and any Campaign Manager Assistant will stay intouch.
If you believe in the POWER OF OUR UNION, please Tell your Friends, Your Buddies, Your Mates to Vote for a Union that will work for YOU, THEM and EVERYONE!
I extend my heart full of gratitude to Everyone who has been part of my Career Growth. With your support, believe in me and encouragement i have become the 'Sparkling Lovelet' I am.
My very special thanks is to Gav (My Campaign Manager) who leads hundreds of #LoveletChampions. I also appreciate the Politics Class of 2016-2019 that has been the BRAIN behind my Campaign Strategy. I am 100% sure, this University will be proud of this breed!
Most of all i will be a President that Listens, Stays Involved and Makes sure every Union Decision Priotizes YOU!