Teach For Uganda (TFU) is a locally-rooted and globally-informed leadership development organization that is fully registered since 2016 as a non-profit organization in Uganda. 

We leverage the power and knowledge of promising future leaders to ensure that one day, all children in Uganda will attain an equitable quality education, enabling them to thrive in constantly changing economies.

In order for us to effect system-wide change, we focus on advancing leadership for institutional change, institutional strengthening and nurturing agents for change.

Teach For Uganda runs a multi-pronged approach aimed at transforming the education ecosystem to make it more equitable and inclusive for all children in Uganda. These approaches include:

Leadership for systemic change

  • Fellowship for in-service teachers and university graduates

We recruit, train and place Uganda’s top university graduates from all academic backgrounds to commit 2 years of serving as full-time teachers in low-income government-aided primary schools to drastically improve the learning and life outcomes of children while developing their leadership skills. Our Fellowship is also open to government primary and secondary school teachers who are committed to transforming their classroom practice and professional development.

  • Foundational literacy and numeracy skills

We integrate play-based learning in our classrooms to equip learners in primary 1 to primary 3 with foundational literacy and numeracy skills aimed at fostering creativity and imagination, social and emotional skills, confidence and a positive attitude towards learning and language development.

  • Leveraging technology to accelerate learning outcomes for children.

We are piloting the inclusion of educational technologies to support and scaffold learning to maximise the learning experiences of all our children. Schools with large class sizes are supported with tablets, projectors and portable speakers to help the teacher cater for the individual learning styles of learners in addition to increasing their engagement.

Institutional strengthening

  • Partnerships with the government to strengthen teacher training and continuous professional development.
  • Partnerships with public universities and institutions for Fellow recruitment.

Agents for change.

To advance our vision, our alumni work together with other like-minded leaders to address the systemic challenges within the education ecosystem. Our alumni take on key pathways as education leaders, social entrepreneurs and policy influencers to effect change within and outside the education system.

We believe these three approaches will catalyse systemic change both in the short and long term to advance quality education for all.

Our Mission

To nurture leaders who are committed to advancing equitable access to quality education in low-income communities.

Our Vision

One day, all children in Uganda will attain an equitable quality education.

Our Core Values

1. Children first

We put children at the center of everything we do and we work tirelessly to provide for them meaningful experiences that allow them to realize their fullest potential.

2. Sense of possibility

We believe that nothing is impossible and we work hard to achieve our goals above and beyond what is expected of us.

3. Constantly learning

It is only through learning that growth is achieved. We encourage reflection and appreciate feedback as a practice, constantly searching for new knowledge from books, research and articles to deepen our understanding and bring innovation to various aspects of our work.

4. Humility and respect

We treat each other with dignity and respect, appreciate each other’s strengths, perceptions and experiences and acknowledge our own limitations. We value our relationship with communities, leaders, schools and parents and constantly engage them to advance our work of providing an excellent education to all children.

5. Teamwork

We support and challenge one another, work cooperatively with enthusiasm and appreciation, respect each other’s views and make our work environment fun and enjoyable.

6. Pursuit of Excellence

It takes commitment to deliver quality service and each day we strive to be the best in our work, culture, relationships, and innovations.

Meet the Team

James Kassaga Arinaitwe

Executive Director & Co-Founder

Charlotte Iraguha

Managing Director & Co-Founder

Norah Athieno

Head of Programs

Flavia Nakajjugo

Head of Training & Design

Richard Nabigunda

Fundraising and Partnerships Manager

Sam Bob Enyang

Finance Manager

Diana Rose Nyasenya

Operations Manager

Desiree Musimenta

Marketing and Communications Manager

Herbert Kalyesubula

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager

Namukhura Rowney

Recruitment, Selection & Matriculation Manager

Mukiza Joram

Senior Selection Officer

Joseph Kawagga

Senior Training and Design Officer

Ogwal Innocent

Office Custodian

Theresa Pinky Mukyala

Program Officer

Ivan Samuel Womala

Recruitment, Selection & Matriculation Officer

Edith Nanyanzi

Program Officer

Solomon Kamukama

Senior Program Officer

Julius Tumwiine


Philip Mugerwa

Projects Officer

Solomon Ahimbisibwe

Program Officer

Yawe Robert

Program Officer

Emmanuel Orikiriza

Program Officer

Timothy Agaba

Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant

The Teach For Uganda Board

Tony Otoa- Board Chair

Ms Rose Izizinga

Mr. Bwisho Michael

Ms. Pheona Wall

Mr. Mayanja Abubaker

Ms. Stella Ndiwalana

Mr. Ivan Ssenfuma