WHO WE ARE

This organization was born out of a need to provide a uniting forum for the many sons and daughters of Tooro (and friends and well-wishers of Tooro and Uganda in general) scattered in North America – to act as a catalyst for development and promotion of the greater Tooro region; and, build and maintain a spirit of community and togetherness through knowing and helping each other. TAA is a charitable organization, duly registered in the State of Maryland as Tooro American Association Inc. The organization also applied for a Federal Tax Exempt (501c (3) status last August, and that application is pending IRS approval

 MISSION AND VISION

The mission of the Tooro American Association (TAA) is to galvanize an expansive Tooro Diaspora (and Friends of Tooro) of North America to strengthen our community ties through networking, empowerment, and supporting each other; support the development and charitable programs in the Tooro sub region; and to foster a cultural understanding and restoration of Tooro values and traditions – through education and support of Tooro’s cultural institutions and programs.

Our vision is to build and manage a transparent community-centered not-for-profit organization that serves as platform/conduit to empower our members with information and tools to improve their lives; embrace and celebrate Tooro culture and heritage; support development and education projects both here and back home in Tooro (and Uganda in general); and, form new and nurture old bonds amongst ourselves and with neighbors and friends.


TAA BOARD MEMBERS 

 

Mr. Albert F. Bakasara Kazooba
CHAIRMAN, TAA BOARD AND EXECUTIVE
Prof. Michael Kisembo Akiiki
VICE CHAIRMAN, TAA BOARD AND EXECUTIVE
Ms. Felly Kaboyo
SECRETARY AND TAA BOARD MEMBER
Mr. Patrick Mpanju
TREASURER AND TAA BOARD MEMBER
Elijah Paul Rukidi-Mpuuga
CHAIRMAN, CONSTITUTION AFFAIRS AND RULES COMMITTEE
Ms. Tatyana Owampuro
EVENTS COORDINATOR AND PUBLICITY SECRETARY
Dr. Andrew Nyakaana Blair
TAA BOARD MEMBER
Mr. Joseph Kazinduka
TAA BOARD MEMBER
Mr. Aloysius Bingi
TAA BOARD MEMBER
Ms. Lyla Madrigal Komukyeya
DEPUTY TREASURER
Ms. Anna Fortunate Katenta
DEPUTY SECRETARY
Mr. Julius Mutekanga
YOUTH COORDINATOR/ REP (NEW YORK)
Ms. Agnes Kemigisa
External Coordinator/ REP (Uganda)
Ms. Jollie Kahunde
MEMBER, CONSTITUTION. AFFAIRS AND RULES COMMITTEE
Mr. Ananias Lisimwege
MEMBER, CONSTITUTION. AFFAIRS AND RULES COMMITTEE
Mrs. Hope Kaijuka Ndege Akiiki
MEMBER, CONSTITUTION. AFFAIRS AND RULES COMMITTEE
Mr. Douglas Saturday
MEMBER, CONSTITUTION. AFFAIRS AND RULES COMMITTEE

PIONEER MEMBERS

Mr. John Kagoro
Dr. Andrew Nyakaana Blair
Mr. Albert F. Bakasara Kazooba
Ms. Felly Kaboyo
Mrs. Alice Nyakabwa Katenta
Mr. Edison Bagonza
Mr. Patrick Mpanju
Ms. Annet Kaswarra
Mrs. Hope Kaijuka Ndege
Mr. John Kagezi
Mr. Aloysius Bingi
Mr. John Agaba
Ms. Margret Kazini
Mr. Patrick Guma Muganda
Ms. Tatyana Owampuro

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