James Kassaga Arinaitwe, a Florida State University alumnus and CEO and co-founder of Teach For Uganda, will speak Thursday, Nov. 17, on the important role young leaders play in cultural reform and how to leverage leadership skills to create meaningful change.
“The Teach For Uganda Story: Mobilizing Young Leaders for Education Reform” is part of the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy’s Ruth K. Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series and part of the FSU Center for Global Engagement’s Engage Your World Speaker Series.
The event will take place at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17 with a reception at 5:30 p.m. at The Globe Auditorium.
Teach For Uganda was founded in 2016 as the first educational-reform organization in East Africa. Since then, it has hired, trained and placed over 200 young leaders as teaching fellows across four regions. The organization has reached over 22,000 children who need quality education, and it hopes to reach over 250,000 children in the next five years.
Arinaitwe touts a strong commitment to economic and social justice, plus more than a decade of professional experience in international development of education, health care and economics in East Africa, India and the United States.
Arinaitwe is a two-time FSU alumnus with a bachelor’s degree in biomathematics (’09) and a Master of Public Health and Policy (’11).
The event is free and open to the public.
For more information, visit coss.fsu.edu.