Geofrey Nsubuga knows how to escape the misery of the slums. He grew up in a slum in Kampala, Uganda’s capital. He knows what it’s like to be stigmatized. Only because he comes from a disadvantaged part of town – which is known for drugs, crime and violence. But Geofrey didn’t let himself get down. With an irrepressible will and thirst for knowledge, he “educated himself” from the slum.
Today he helps other young people do the same. He founded the SOMERO vocational school. He and his 21 employees provide young people with professional knowledge for a self-determined life. With his experience, he is one of the founders and executing social entrepreneurs of Stay Youth, the vocational training program of Stay Alliance Uganda.