Charles Batte

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Name: Charles Batte
Organization: Empower Community Farm - ECF
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Bio:
Charles Batte is a 26-year-old student of Medicine and Surgery. Born in Kamwokya; the most impoverished slum in Uganda, Charles grew up in an environment characterized by lack of opportunity, poverty, crime, drugs and poor health. He harnessed social responsibility and an insatiable desire to give back. Aged 20 he used savings from part-time jobs to create a social enterprise focusing on; job creation, health, education and youth empowerment. He started a farm employing over 50 people and a health centre seeking to improve health delivery to rural areas. At University he was Health minister, and ran for student President. For his endeavors he won World Merit's Your Big Year global social entrepreneurship competition out of over 60,000 contestants from 221 countries. He took a gap year volunteering in over 20 countries on Social responsibility projects and was named 2013 Global Laureate Fellow by the International Youth Foundation. He founded Empower! seeking to create entrepreneurs out of jobless youths by helping them raise capital through environmentally friendly initiatives.

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We offer basic start up business training; 3-year mentorship and free consultation to youths enabling them create businesses. We help them raise startup capital; they set up tree nurseries, we sell the trees to companies to reduce their carbon footprint. The youth use the income to start a business.

We offer basic start up business training; 3-year mentorship and free consultation to youths enabling them create businesses. We help them raise startup capital; they set up tree nurseries, we sell the trees to companies to reduce their carbon footprint. The youth use the income to start a business.

We offer basic start up business training; 3-year mentorship and free consultation to youths enabling them create businesses. We help them raise startup capital; they set up tree nurseries, we sell the trees to companies to reduce their carbon footprint. The youth use the income to start a business.

Empower Community Farm (ECF), empowers small scale rural farmers in Katiiti village through education, employment, enhancing productivity, adding value to their produce and providing links to markets for their produce.

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