You are not forgotten
Rest in peace, Robert Gunsinze
Uganda National Teachers Union (UNATU)
Role in union
Robert Gunsinze, from the Uganda National Teachers’ Union. Robert died from Covid-19 in the midst of his life, in the midst of the fight against child labour. He is leaving behind a wife and five children of his own, and thousands of more children in Uganda that are in need of support and protection. As an education unionist Robert made it his life journey to get children out of work and into school. He was convinced that every child should be able to enjoy his or her right to education. He was fully committed to reach out to children that are out-of-school, making sure that each and every one of them gets a good quality education. He was reaching out to children in the most remote areas, children in the most vulnerable position. Robert was determined to give them the opportunity to learn, to read and write, to give them a better future ahead of them. We are all devastated by the news of the tragic passing of Robert. It is truly a shock for all of us.
Though separated by continents, we became friends as well as colleagues. It is difficult to describe how I miss someone I never met - but I think of him often and he is missed.