Masereka Charles – Founder/Executive Director
Very passionate about promoting and changing lives through agriculture, by supporting, inspiring Youth, who comprise the world’s biggest percentage of the total population to undertake Agriculture in a bid to eliminate unemployment, create avenues for income generation and end hunger across the globe.He is the Communications Manager of YPARD Uganda, part of the global YPARD Network. He is a member of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). He is also engaged in tree planting through YAFRA Uganda’s Initiative of #GreeningUganda , in a bid to combat the effects of climate change. Masereka has vast experience in Accounting, Banking, ICT, Communication, Management and Leadership. He has received various awards for his leadership in various institutions. He was nominated for the African Youth Awards in 2016 as a Social Entrepreneur of the Year. He derives his passion to create change from his past experience as a rural born child who lived on agriculture. He is a contributor on Uganda’s top online magazine, Chimpreports.com, writing on youth, agriculture and climate change issues. He is creating an enabling environment where youth after school will yearn to engage in Agriculture as their first job. He believes in a change that impacts all members of the community.
Byabasaija James Mupanda- Founding Director
James is an IT specialist in computer networks and has vast experience in the fields of ICT, Banking, business management. He is a young entrepreneur who looks forward to changing the lives of youth through the Agricultural sector. This passion pushed him to join hands with the other team at YAFRA and help other youth become self sustainable and be able to change the world for the better.