“My name is Ronald Pius Aroho. I’m an Accounts graduate. I’m from Uganda, where I studied and currently live. Through working with a number of non-profit organisations, I’ve developed an expertise in financial management. I’m currently working with FHI 360 as a Regional Finance and Administrative Officer. To further my career, I’ve embraced online education with zeal in order to develop.”
How did you learn about Alison?
I learned about Alison from a friend way back in 2014 when I had just started my first job.
What was your first course on Alison, and why did you choose it?
My first course was a Diploma in Project Management because I wanted to broaden my knowledge in project management. It was free to study and this motivated me to take it up.
How have Alison courses affected your career?
I have managed to apply the knowledge gained from the course to my everyday work. The knowledge I’ve gained from the Project Management course influences all decisions I make in relation to project activities – in terms of planning, directing and managing resources to achieve what’s in the best interest of the stakeholders and of the entire organisation. For example, when a field activity is going to take place, I have to review the work plan, budgets and availability of resources so as to ensure it runs smoothly and efficiently.
What’s your favourite way to relax from studying?
While not working or studying, I take time to be with my family, visit friends and watch movies and series.
Where are you working now?
Currently, I am working with the non-profit organisation FH I360 in Uganda and studying to be a Certified Public Accountant at the Uganda Management Institute, one of the most prominent institutions in the country. Studying to become a certified accountant helps me to compete favourably in the corporate world as I aim to become an auditor.
What’s next for you, in terms of education?
I’m looking at advancing my education through a master’s programme. In the future, when finances allow, I would like to study a master;s in Business Administration. I would like to get involved and work in the nonprofit humanitarian industry in a risk and compliance department.
If you could learn absolutely anything in the world from an Alison course, what would it be?
I have plans to take up a Human Resources course at Alison because I want to learn more about managing human capital. With Alison, knowledge is free as there is no tuition.
What would you say to someone if they asked you about Alison? Would you recommend it and why?
I have continued to recommend Alison to my colleagues and friends because Alison is a tuition-free education platform that offers a wide range of programmes to uplift and build knowledge and skills.