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RICHARD WALUSIMBI

President

Richard Walusimbi Kawesa is an ACT Co-Founder and the current President. He graduated from Ndejje University in 2014 with a degree in Information Technology. Richard has extensive experience working in international development and child welfare. Richard has lived in Katwe his entire life and feels passionately about mentoring the younger generation and transforming the community. He has a six-year-old son named Ethan. 

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RONALD SSEMPIJJA

Artistic Director

Ronald is a graduate of Mutesa Wano Royal University with a degree in Business Management. He is a self taught juggler and acrobat who has traveled outside Uganda on five separate occasions to perform. Ronald is one of ACT's founders and is now a member of our Senior Team. In 2018, he traveled to Benin to compete in an international juggling competition where he placed second. 

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DENIS LUKYAMUZI

Program Officer

Denis is one of ACT’s founders and is now a member of our Senior Team and a coach. Denis has been doing acrobatics since 2004 and has traveled internationally to perform. 

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NICOLE GIUSTI

Nicole Giusti is an ACT Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board. She is a member of the class of 2021 at Harvard Business School. In 2017, Nicole was accepted into Global Health Corps, a fellowship program developing future leaders in global health. As part of this program, she moved to Kampala, Uganda and worked at LifeNet International as a Marketing & Communications Associate. Nicole was a Division One cheerleader at Boston College, where she graduated in 2016. 

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MICHAEL RICE

Michael got his start in the Circus Arts as an Original cast member of Mystere by Cirque Du Soleil. He founded Inversion Entertainment in 1998 and has since created acrobatic entertainment worldwide for companies including the NFL, NBA, Disney World, Six Flags, Sea World, Universal Pictures, and was Circus Producer for NBC's Celebrity Circus. He also owns Gymcats Gymnastics Center in Henderson NV.

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JULIUS KIRYA

Julius is a public health professional with a master of public health degree from the University of Manchester. For the last 6 years, Julius has served with various International and National Organizations in research, monitoring and evaluation, and project management to promote social justice and health equity to underserved populations. He is currently working with LifeNet International, a not-for-profit public health organization leading the scaling of non-communicable diseases care project in 8 districts in Uganda. 

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