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L.E.A.D. Uganda

L.E.A.D. Uganda is an educational leadership initiative for children affected by AIDS, war, and poverty in Uganda. The initiative provides education to impoverished youth, transforming the lives of the children themselves – and the communities that surround them. Learn more.

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Kampala, Uganda

Michael Kasule

Kasule

I am the second born of my family, Born on March 26, 1986 to a deceased man named John Kasujja and an HIV positive woman activist and HIV/AIDS councselor Joyce Kasujja, I am one of five boys and one girl.

My siblings include Kasujja Paddy (Benzy), Kasule Michael, Wasswa Charles, Nakato Moreen, Kawooya Brian and Kagwa Fred.

I studied secondary art and design at Kyambogo University and taught at my former school Maryland High School Masajja-Kibiira zone for three months and to another school nearby my home, Model High School,

But now I am a photographer working with SN EVENTS STUDIO in Kampala, Uganda. I love photography and sometimes I don’t miss the teaching as my professional but I still love teaching. As an artist, I still create and sell my art works.

I want to turn into a professional photographer but yet I deeply at the back of my mind every day I love helping since I was also helped to this stage where I am. This is why I created a youth group called Salaama Youth Information Center.

Uganda has the fastest growing population in east Africa and the leading district is Kampala. Being the centre or the main town and the biggest city in Uganda it has a lot of young men and women, and for the fact they are guided and follow the information that is before them that’s a main reason for their decision-making. And as a youth program, the Salaama Youth Information Center has identified that there is lack of little information and the little information is not reached out to the lower young men and women in the communities. We are the young and home grown children who need to make a change and participate in our community life for which we will be causing a change to other young men and women in the country by conveying massages from sources, through outreaches in schools and community as well, social seminars and sensitization sessions. We create self-awareness, mentorship of young men and women, children and grownups, improving and motivating skills, transformation of leadership since the young still have stronger ideas and abilities to transform Uganda and Africa.

Motivate children and young leaders to strive, reach and archive their goals through empowerment and creation of opportunities through development of skills by having a healthy and well informed group of youths in our villages, communities, Uganda and Africa as a whole piece. Learn more about Michael.

Mukama Stephencanon Magulumali

Stephen-Canon

My name is Mukama Stephencanon Magulumali and I’m a community developer and team leader. I have five wonderful siblings, three boys and two girls and I learned early on as a result of having five siblings the importance of teamwork and leadership.

There were many times growing up where I looked at my family unit and considered how I could make it better? Then I would look at our community and I would think, “What if we had a football field close by for the kids to learn football and keep busy”? Or what if we had workshops in the community where young people could come and learn how to pursue their dreams?

Growing up, and even to this day, my father is ill. Yet I learned to step up and help my mom manage the house and even things that needed to be done outside of the home. My father’s illness and the strength he shows in spite of it inspired me to never give up. And my mother’s hard work and loyalty to him and to me and my brothers and sisters showed me that anything is possible if you believe and if you work hard.

That same curiosity and passion followed me into adulthood where I look at communities and I consider what can be done to make it better. And what would the definition of “better” for this particular neighborhood look like? I’ve studied and learned how to effectively answer those questions for communities and individuals that need guidance and improvement. Learn more about Stephencanon.

Michael Kasule

Kasule

I am the second born of my family, Born on March 26, 1986 to a deceased man named John Kasujja and an HIV positive woman activist and HIV/AIDS councselor Joyce Kasujja, I am one of five boys and one girl.

My siblings include Kasujja Paddy (Benzy), Kasule Michael, Wasswa Charles, Nakato Moreen, Kawooya Brian and Kagwa Fred.

I studied secondary art and design at Kyambogo University and taught at my former school Maryland High School Masajja-Kibiira zone for three months and to another school nearby my home, Model High School,

But now I am a photographer working with SN EVENTS STUDIO in Kampala, Uganda. I love photography and sometimes I don’t miss the teaching as my professional but I still love teaching. As an artist, I still create and sell my art works. Learn more about Michael.

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