2nd December, 2021. JA Uganda announced today that Rachael Mwagale has been appointed new Executive Director of the organization. An experienced business leader, Ms. Mwagale succeeds Mr. Geofrey Wakhakunyu and assumed responsibilities effective November 2021. Mr. Wakhakunyu has taken on a new role as Programs Director.
Rachael is a seasoned social entrepreneur, an experienced business strategist and a graduate of Makerere University (BA Hons) Social Sciences. She has worked with various organizations in contributing to empowering businesses to reach their next level of growth through creative sales and marketing drives. She is passionate about skilling young people of Uganda and empowering mindset transformation fit for the 21st century work skills. Rachael is highly motivated team player, expert in stakeholder management, strategic planning and government relations, business process analysis, training and capacity building, sales and marketing, events management, mentoring and skills coaching.
The JAU Board is optimistic about Rachael’s appointment. Having been a passionate member of the team before and now returning we hope to see a new drive fit for this organization.
While Rachael was at Miss Uganda Foundation she supported fundraising drives and as well impacted young ladies in pageantry to embrace ‘beauty with a purpose’ and gave a new face to beauty ultimately engaging in corporate social responsibility which changed the stakes for Miss Uganda at the world level constantly winning us the first ever Miss World Africa in 2019 Quinn Abenakyo!
About JA Uganda
Junior Achievement (JA) is one of the largest global NGOs dedicated to addressing fundamental social and economic challenges of young people by educating and empowering them to transform their future and own their economic success.
Through the delivery of cutting-edge, experiential learning in financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship, we effectively broaden the canvas of possibility for young people and enrich their ability to both engage in their own economic development and contribute to the strength of their families, communities, and economies.
Junior Achievement Uganda (JA) is a non-profit organization established in 2008 in Uganda as a member nation of JA Worldwide operating mainly in schools & for the last 3 years, involving out of school youth impacting over 130000 learners with the JA flagship program—the JA Company Program to date.
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