COSSPP Alum and Co-founder of ‘Teach For Uganda’ to speak about educational reform

James Kassaga Arinaitwe, COSSPP alum and CEO and Co-founder of Teach For Uganda, will speak Thursday, November 17, on the important role young leaders play in cultural reform and how to leverage leadership skills to create meaningful change.

Headshot of FSU COSSPP Alum and James Kassaga Arinaitwe, CEO and Co-founder of Teach For Uganda
James Kassaga Arinaitwe

“The Teach For Uganda Story: Mobilizing Young Leaders for Education Reform” is part of the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy’s Ruth K. Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series and part of the FSU Center for Global Engagement’s Engage Your World Speaker Series.

The event will take place at 6 p.m. on Thursday, November 17, with a reception at 5:30 p.m. at The Globe Auditorium.

Teach For Uganda was founded in 2016 as the first educational-reform organization in East Africa. Since then, it has hired, trained, and placed over 200 young leaders as teaching fellows across four regions. The organization has reached over 22,000 children who need quality education, and it hopes to reach over 250,000 children in the next five years.

Arinaitwe touts a strong commitment to economic and social justice, plus more than a decade of professional experience in international development of education, health care, and economics in East Africa, India, and the United States. A two-time FSU grad, Arinaitwe holds a bachelor’s degree in biomathematics (’09) and a Master of Public Health and Policy (’11).

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit