Martin Muganzi

Martin Muganzi

Global Director of Programs


Brief info

Martin Muganzi is a serial social entrepreneur who is so passionate about creating economic opportunities for young people. Martin in the last 6 years has co-founded the following youth-focused organizations, businesses, and projects: Youth Rising, All-Star Mentoring Academy,, The Calabash Collection, and YALI Uganda.

With all this combined, Martin has reached and impacted over 10,000 young people in aspects of human development and job opportunities. He is a 2014 Mandela Washington Fellow, a 2016 Tony Elumelu Entrepreneur and a graduate of Global MBA in Impact Entrepreneurship, Catholic University of Milan, Italy. Martin is currently attending a prestigious Fundraising Academy at the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy, Rio Salado College, Phoenix, Arizona.

At Youth Rising, Martin manages programs by directly working with program staff to ensure that each program achieves set terms and objectives. Some of his hobbies include writing websites, playing soccer, music and mentoring/sharing knowledge with others.


What Our Donors Over the World Are Saying

You do a wonderful job with the kids that require our help and support the people in need all over the globe. I will definitely join you as a volunteer!

Lorraine Franklin

It's always a pleasure to work with these guys - they know what they want and that is why they achieve their goals. Thanks a lot for the team spirit and your work!

Brett Lewis

Your performance under the most trying circumstances was nothing less than exemplary. You are the sole reason our rescue mission actually happened! Cannot thank you enough.

Dianna Young

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