About Us

Twogere Community Initiatives was established in 2018. 

 

We are seeking to start a conversation about young people's mental health in Uganda 

 

Why young people?

More than 75% of Uganda's population is less than 30 years old

Why mental health?

  • It has been said that there is no health without mental health 

  • People with mental health challenges face stigma and discrimination in Uganda

  • Mental health challenges in Uganda are under-recognised and under-treated 

  • Many mental health challenges begin in childhood and early adult life

At Twogere, we believe it is important to tackle the root causes of mental health challenges as well as ensure help is available when somebody needs support

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"You don't have to struggle in silence. You can be un-silent. You can live well with a mental health condition, as long as you open up to somebody about it, because it's really important you share your experience with people so that you can get the help that you need.” — Demi Lovato.

Our Mission

To establish a network of young people who are empowered to lead conversations about mental health in Uganda and beyond.

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Our Vision

A world where mental health is as valued as physical health.

Our Values 

At the core of everything we do, we are: 

  • Compassionate

  • Inclusive

  • Accountable

  • Dependable

  • Innovative, and

  • Professional

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Meet the Team

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Godfrey Kagaayi

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Godfrey is the founder of Twogere Community Initiatives. He is a prominent mental health advocate in Uganda. You'll find him on Twitter on @KagaayiG!

Dr Sarah Barber

Sarah is a doctor from the UK who is living and working in Uganda. She is supporting Godfrey in his aim to provide quality information about mental health for young people in Uganda