Our speaker, Dr. Julius Sonko will be talking about transforming rural livelihoods by alleviating unemployment, food, and water shortages.
Dr. Julius Sonko attended Dallas Baptist University in Texas, where he earned a doctorate in Higher Education Leadership. He also attended the University of Dallas in Texas, where he earned an MBA in Information Technology and a Master of Management in Financial Services. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Makerere University in Uganda (his native country). Dr. Sonko possesses over fifteen years of progressive university teaching experience at both the undergraduate and graduate level. He is married to Eva and their marriage of 22 years is blessed with a girl and three boys, and as a family they attend First Baptist Dallas Church in Texas.
For civic engagement, Dr. Sonko founded EATBETA International Foundation, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to transform rural livelihoods by alleviating unemployment and food shortage in sub-Saharan Africa. Through EATBETA, Dr. Sonko mobilizes and leads volunteers, including university students, from USA to go and train rural farmers in Uganda. The key objective of the trainings is to enhance rural farmers’ skills in: using farm tools, livestock nutrition, beekeeping, modern farming techniques, and in basic business/financial management. In the last three years, over 300 rural farmers in Uganda have benefited from the training programs provided by EATBETA.