What is my mission in life?
To use my passion and optimism to cultivate positive energy among the different individuals I meet so that we can achieve collective growth and progress.
What do I do?
As a peasant family, we had some small gardens where we planted food crops. During harvest season, we could distribute food to families and sell some for profit. I wasn’t as concerned with selling as I was with planting. This is how my aunt supported her children, her sister, and me.
This, in retrospect, is the foundation of my business passion.
The situation motivated me to repay the love in order to appreciate the love I received from my relatives, who acted as my father and mother.
A friend introduced me to computers during my secondary school years, which became my hobby, and I’m fortunate to have made a career out of something I enjoy. As a child, I used to enjoy playing with my toys. I could fix them for my friends or make my own from barbed wire.
By connecting the dots, I was able to assist in the establishment and sustainability of Gagawala Graphics Limited (Gagawala), a creative and printing agency based in Kampala, Uganda. Gagawala creates and delivers solutions that help small businesses and organizations differentiate themselves and establish a strong market presence. Since 2015, Gagawala has provided over 500 Ugandan and African brands with corporate branding, graphics design, printing, web development, and other related services.
You’ve also seen me share knowledge if you follow me on social media. Sharing knowledge is something that comes naturally to me, and I believe it should come naturally to everyone else if we are to leave the world a better place than we found it. This inspired me to co-found Ablestate Creatives Limited (Ablestate), a startup that specialises and is dedicated to finding, preparing, and connecting High-Value Developer Talent with Businesses around the world.
After four years of secondary school, I enrolled in the MacMaine School of Computing in Kampala – Uganda, to learn programming.
These are some of the websites I have worked on.
I am a Passionate Instructor
My aunt was always present when my mother and father were not. She could make time to attend speech days and other school functions. She was there whenever the school called a parents’ meeting, and she was there when I got sick. I think she wanted me as a child to feel loved and educated. She believed in me and always encouraged me to help her children with their homework.
This, I believe, is the source of my desire to share knowledge. Senga Nakato, I will be eternally grateful.
Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux, impressed me greatly in my early computing days. I liked his contribution of Open source tools that have influenced the way we use technology.
Even before I knew what open-source was it was empowering me to learn and practice.
In fact, I am a firm believer that without it technology would stagnate and not advance at the pace it is.