"The fellowship will enable me to prove the hypothesis that our high unemployment is rooted in our poor education; and hopefully, offer policy alternatives to enable millions of young people access equitable quality education that translates into employment and entrepreneurial growth."-- Benjamin Rukwengye
AREA OF EXPERTISE:
Education and Leadership
Benjamin is the founder of Boundless Minds, an education-leadership social enterprise working with high school graduates and university students through community service volunteerism, as a pathway to employment, entrepreneurship and social justice learning. He holds a graduate degree in International Relations and Diplomatic Studies and an undergraduate degree in Mass Communication, both from Makerere University.
He is the Founding Chairman of 40 Days Over 40 Smiles Foundation; and previously worked as Head of Recruitment at Teach for Uganda; and as Programme Associate – Research and Data Journalism, at the African Centre for Media Excellence (ACME).Benjamin is a Tony Elumelu Entrepreneur; and a fellow of Leo Africa Institute – Young and Emerging Leaders Project.