In episode 53 of the Disruptors for GOOD podcast, I speak with Trinity Heavenz, Founder and CEO of era92 on growing up in the slums of Uganda and escaping extreme poverty and violence through the love of technology.
Trinity is a social entrepreneur from Kampala, Uganda with an incredible an inspiring story. He grew up in the extreme poverty, lived on the streets, and eventually landed a one year internship with Coca Cola that changed his life and eventually led him to start is own tech firm provided tech services to businesses and in turn helps train and employ the youth of Uganda.
He has a passion for up-skilling the next generation of digital talent in preparation for jobs and entrepreneurial opportunities in Uganda. He is the founder of era92, a youth creative agency, training and employing Uganda’s young adults in DESIGN, ARTS & TECHNOLOGY.
era92 is a social enterprise that partners with businesses to amplify their message & increase sales or donations to have a greater impact on the world while helping them train and employ young adults in Uganda.
Trinity believes we can end youth unemployment in his lifetime, together. That’s why they commit their skills, resources and profits from their services to helping young people in need. 3 in 5 youth in Africa are unemployed and lack skills, Trinity’s mission is to make this statistic irrelevant by implementing technology training pathways for individuals living in extreme poverty in Uganda.
Trinity also believes that the youth of Africa has amazing potential to bring creativity and talent to businesses around the world and plans on making Uganda the next global tech hub for young skilled tech workers. He is also the co-founder of 92hands a movement that mobilizes young adults across Africa to carry out intensive community services, becoming agents of change in the communities they come from, through educating and empowering the vulnerable people of Uganda.
“As an entrepreneur, I am particularly passionate about sustainable wages for up-and-coming African creatives. I believe the best ideas come from win-win collaborations. Talent is equally distributed but the opportunity is not. I am an opportunity creator, committed to releasing the brilliance of unemployed young people in Africa” Trinity Heavenz.
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