Team and Board
Founder and Team leader
Kenneth is an inspiring youth activist, leader and community changer. Prior to founding Serve Uganda Initiative, Kenneth co-founded Feed My Lamb (FML) Kabarole, a nonprofit that unleashes the potential of communities to pursue their own sustainable change through education, health, skills training and capacity building programs. He has over 7 years of experience in Education and social development. Kenneth is also the founder of Login Skills (U) Ltd, an emerging enterprise whose mission is to solve the skills gap in young graduates by offering tailored training programs aimed at developing job market skills and an entrepreneur mindset. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Makerere University, a Masters in Earth Sciences from Bergen University, Norway, and various diplomas and certificates in project management, sustainable development, and entrepreneurship. Kenneth is not only motivated by profit but also ambitious to solve societal problems with special interests in education for social justice.
Nelon Gerrard is passionate about young people, media, and tourism. He is the director of Evolution limited, a multi-media production company that specialise in film production, freelance photography, graphic design, writing, tours, costume design, events, concept art and much more. Nelon is a journalist, writer, actor, photographer, and social entrepreneur with specialty in brand strategy development. He was selected for the Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI) fellowship program that supports exceptional young leaders and entrepreneurs between the ages 18 and 35 from across Africa who aim to transform their countries. He loves nature more than any other thing, reality is his religion, and he is inspired by love with a high belief in creating opportunities for others as he creates more for himself. He is also aspiring to be a good man, the best father ever and a great husband
Mr. Bashir Mwanguhya has over 5 years of youth development experience. He is one of the founding members of Evolution Limited and Fortlight Limited, film companies based in Fort Portal, western Uganda. He is a committee member of Tooro Youth and Development, and a co-founder of various associations including Tooro Kokasemera, which voluntarily promotes the tourism of Uganda. He is also a member of the Anti-corruption coalition Kabarole and the coordinator for Tooro Kingdom Cultural Preservation and Development Association. Bashir holds a bachelor degree in Mass Communication from Uganda Pentecostal University, Uganda, and various certificates in journalism and conflict resolution and reconciliation. He has been involved in establishment and mentoring of over 10 youth and elderly development groups. His tenure at the helm of Evolution Limited leadership has witnessed tremendous economic empowerment of over 57 youth through filmmaking, and over 200 people employed indirectly.
Dr. Gilbert Ategeka
Gilbert is a medical doctor who received a medical degree from Kharkov Medical University in Ukraine. He is currently working with the district hospital of Fort portal, Uganda, as a consultant in HIV/AIDS and TB related cases. Dr Gilbert has a wide experience with community health and child development knowledge. He has been involved in various community development projects and awareness campaigns of community health issues. He believes that the most effective practical ways to empower people to make the “right” choices, whether for their personal health and well-being, or for the environment, is to focus at the local and community level. Gilbert’s dream is to see healthy communities in Uganda that are also flourishing economically
Gloria is self-motivated statistician/economist who demonstrate high initiative in youth empowerment. Upon completing University, she worked as an accountant and marketing manager for various companies including BESI Uganda limited. She is currently working with Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation in the final evaluation of saving mothers giving life project, as a Reproductive Age Mortality Study (RAMOS) supervisor. She coordinates and supervises data collection by village data collectors at Household Levels, and therefore possess great knowledge and understanding of rural communities. Obviously, Gloria brings a huge amount of experience to the SUI team and what she brings also is entrepreneurship skill and excellent planning and organizational skills. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Statistics from Kyambogo University
Herbert holds a bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications Engineering from Makerere University. He is a member of Serve Uganda Initiative founding team and currently doing his graduate training program with ZTE Uganda Limited in the IP core section of the network department. He has also worked with different organizations including, Smile Communications Uganda LTD and Uganda Police Force Directorate of ICT and Maintenance. Herbert also previously worked as a high school teaching assistant and discussant at Nyakasura School, Fort Portal. As his career development goal, Herbert wants to be a knowledge expert in design, testing and assessment of technologies. He wants to possess knowledge and skills that are characterized by high levels of technical competence, personal responsibility for work and application of technical competence to perform services that benefit the society in terms of health, safety and welfare.
Rose is in her final year of bachelor’s studies pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science at Makerere University. She has been honing important leadership qualities from her mentors since childhood, and truly loves a life of service that is exemplary. Rose has held a number of leadership roles, and she has undergone short-term trainings in leadership skills, computer literacy, and climate change adaptation and mitigation. She has also volunteered in various activities, including increasing awareness and dialogue on gender equality in schools, mentoring secondary school students, and tree-planting campaigns. Rose is passionate about environmental protection and conservation, volunteering to help the vulnerable groups of people, being inspired and inspiring others, and working as a team to achieve common goals. She looks forward to achieving sustainable and resilient communities.
Dr. Andrew Twineamatsiko
Dr. Andrew Twineamatsiko is the Clinical services lead at Uganda UK Health alliance, a Ministry of Health initiative to coordinate UK and Ugandan organizations. He also serves as President and Founder Uganda Patriotic Medics, a body that through volunteerism ensures access of healthcare for all, with special interest in hard to reach areas. He is also a strong global health leader. He organized the first Global Health course in Uganda at Makerere University attracting more than 120 participants from 7 countries. He has conducted several trainings in research for young scholars at Busitema University, Gulu University, Mbarara University and St Augustine International University. Andrew exhibited strong leadership values through the 5 years at Gulu University Medical School; served as General Secretary of the Medical student association and later as a president of Federation of Uganda Medical Students Association a body that unites all medical schools in Uganda.
Jotham is an ambitious young entrepreneur who is combining his love of farming and agriculture with an acquired professional business approach. He holds a bachelor’s of international business from Makerere University, and did his internship with Toro and Mityana Tea Company (TAMTECO) before looking forward to the entrepreneurial journey. He previously served as President of Tooro Tertiary Institutions Association (TTISA) an umbrella association of all Tooro Students at Tertiary Level and was the Chairperson of Makerere University Business School Tooro Students Association in 2013/2014. Jotham also served as a Guild Council Representative (GRC) of Bachelor of International business Year III at Makerere University Business School. He is passionate about youth economic empowerment, community development, and he wants to advance his knowledge and expertise in the areas of marketing both locally and internationally.