Robert Katende, aged 30 years, married to Sarah with two daughters Mercy and Hope. An engineer by profession specializing in Civil, IT & Computer engineering. Grown-up from the Slums of Kampala in Uganda, miraculously worked out his way to the university and escaped the vicious cycle of the Slum-life.
Robert lives in Kampala Uganda and currently working with Sports Ministry; being sports oriented, Robert chose to use Chess as tool to nature, mentor and disciple people especially vulnerable children living on streets and in Slums as a way to encourage, inspire and better their lives. He is the Director of Sports Outreach in Uganda; an organization whose headquarters are in Lynchburg Virginia, in USA. Robert initiated and conducts Chess programs in the Slums of Kampala as well as in Gulu; the Northern part of Uganda that was severely shattered by Kony and the LRA rebels.
These programs have nurtured and given opportunities to street children the likes of Phiona Mutesi who has become the first Woman Candidate Master in the history of Uganda.