Our Staff

Benard Serunyigo

Founder and Director of Operations

Ben has over five years experience in humanitarian work. Before that, he was working as a project manager at WOSY. Ben has a Masters in Business Administration (MBA-Finance) and a Bachelor of Commerce from India. Ben is also a board member for Permaculture Research Institute of Uganda. In 2011, he served as the chairman of the board for Ugandan Student Association Agra, India.

Jackylene Irepu

Project Coordinator

Jackie is the Project Coordinator at Uganda for Her Initiative. She has over three year’s experience in Project Management, and holds a strong passion for sexual and reproductive health and rights, and early childhood development studies. Jackie is a journalist and feminist, and she hopes to run her very own organization in the future to help empower girls and women from disadvantaged communities through equipping them with technical and applicable life skills. 

Rogers Ntabazi

Program Officer

Rogers is a feminist with over five years’ experience in both profit and non-profit organizations before Rogers joined Uganda for her, he was volunteering at Tunaweza children’s center with special needs children.  He is so passionate about empowering girls and young women. Having spent time in UAE for over two years, he has witnessed gender inequality in both UAE and Uganda.  Rogers continued his education at Henley Business School specializing in managing people and engaging in the workforce, and sees Uganda for her as an opportunity to live up to his potential.   

Alexander Mackey Kakembo

Programs Coordinator

Alex is a humanitarian advocate with over eight years of humanitarian work experience, including community development and charity. Alex is also an entrepreneur, with great experience is managing and growing small businesses, sales and marketing. His passions and interests include helping women and girls live their dreams by giving them an environment that enables them to explore their talents, skills and gifts. Alex is the founder of Gospel Ambassadors Ministries and the Ambassadors Purse Foundation.

Ibrahim Katende

USA Ambassador

Ibrahim has over six years experience in project management. Prior to this, he was working as a project officer in the western part of Uganda. Ibrahim has a Bachelors of Computer Application from Sikkim Manpal University, India. He is passionate about human rights and improving the lives of the girl child.

Chidolue Joy Uchenna

Seamstress, Pads4Her Project

Joy is a registered nurse (RN) from Shehu Sule College of Nursing and Midwifery, Damaturu Yobe state. Joy is presently pursuing a degree in public health science at Cavendish University Uganda. She has gathered experience in the practice of nursing from various private hospitals from 2011 to 2014. Presently, Joy volunteers with Uganda for Her Initiative as a peer educator. She is dedicated to putting girls and women first.

Mikaela Deslauriers

Communications and Engagement Coordinator (Canada)

Mikaela is a fourth-year undergraduate student at Simon Fraser University. She is currently finishing up her studies with a double major in International Studies and History. In the Spring of 2017, Mikaela interned as Uganda4Hers’ first Peer Educator from BC. Since then, Mikaela has continued to use her time to intern online and raise donations through fundraisers. Her continued efforts and passion for our initiative are exemplified in her new position as Communications and Engagement Coordinator.

  • Location: Canada

Georgina Diaz

International Volunteer Advisor

Georgina volunteered and later, worked with Uganda for Her for over 7 months as a Program Coordinator. During her time with us, she lead the delivery of our first Girls’ Leadership Summit, supervised the training scripts and content, supervised interns and volunteers, liaised between the board and the in-country team, and was a firm advocate for girls and youth rights in Uganda. In September 2018, she went back to London to pursue higher education, a MA on Education, Gender and Development at UCL. Due to her extensive experience working with volunteers, she is now our International Volunteer Advisor, providing pre-departure and during placement advice and assistance to our interns and volunteers.

Anittah Ayebare

Office Assistant

Anitah is currently working as an Office Assistant at U4HER. Her experiences volunteering in different schools during high school shaped her love for community work. She also saw Uganda for Her as it began and hoped to be part of it in any way possible. She holds a Diploma in Business Management from YMCA COMPREHENSIVE INSTITUTE- Uganda

Current Interns

Hana Tolba, Canada

Hana is a fourth year student in Political Science and International Development at the University of Guelph. She is passionate about working with Uganda for Her Initiative as a Peer Educator and Public Relations Intern to educate young women about sexual and reproductive health and rights.

Emily Balfour, Canada

Emily is a third-year International Relations and Political Science student at the University of Calgary. She has a passion for women’s rights and firmly believes in Uganda for Her Initiative’s mission. She is excited to be a Peer Educator and Public Relations intern from September to December of 2018. During her time, she hopes to help the Initiative deliver sexual and reproductive health information, and further the organization’s goals.