Founder Charles Batte is a 27-year-old social entrepreneur from Kamwokya; one of the most impoverished slums in Uganda. Growing up in an environment characterized by lack of opportunity, poverty, crime, drugs and poor health, he harnessed a spirit of social responsibility and a desire to give back to his community.

 

In 2012 he won the World Merit, Your Big Year global social entrepreneurship competition out of over 60,000 contestants from 221 countries. He took a gap year volunteering in over 20 countries with social entrepreneurs on Social responsibility projects. In 2013 he was named Global Laureate Fellow by the International Youth Foundation.

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