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.

Through our 2-year Fellowship, we recruit and train Uganda’s top university graduates and young professionals from all academic backgrounds into full-time teacher-leaders and place them in high-need rural and underserved government schools to drastically improve the learning and life outcomes of children in far-flung communities.



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

David Okello Moses

Head of Programs

Moses Ariong

Development and External Partnerships Manager

Evarist Bashongoka

Head of Finance

Diana Rose Nyasenya

Human Resources and Administration Coordinator

Segawa Salim

Marketing and Communications Manager

Mordecai Jacob Wakyaya

Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Officer

Emmanuel Mutaka

Alumni Officer

Namukhura Rowney

Recruitment, Selection & Matriculation Officer

Mukiza Joram

Recruitment, Selection & Matriculation Officer

Decimon Wandera

Senior Leadership Development Officer

Kinyera Denis

Leadership Development Officer

Ignatius Opio

Leadership Development Officer

Dorah Buteme

Assistant Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Fred Mbazira

Administration Assistant

Ogwal Innocent

Office Custodian

Consolate Amiya

Recruitment, Selection & Matriculation Officer

Theresa Pinky Mukyala

Leadership Development Officer

Ivan Samuel Womala

Recruitment, Selection & Matriculation Officer

Hussein Kulaila Wampande

Leadership Development Officer

Lydia Kitala

Training Coordinator

Solomon Kamukama

Leadership Development Officer

The Teach For Uganda Board

Andrew Mukiibi

Sheila .E. Kangwagye

Oskar Semweya Musoke

Sonya Medina Williams

Sabrian Dupré

Elisabeth Mason

Barbara Bush