Executive Director & Founder

Abella Bateyunga is a founder and executive director of a successful youth driven social enterprise called Tanzania Bora Initiative, a Tanzanian local non-profit focusing on harnessing the power of youth and their engagement on Governance, community development and media. She is also a media personality, public and motivational speaker. She has led and mentored a number of young Tanzanians in various leadership and career successful path. Abella has over 9 years’ experience working directly with national, regional and international communities – focused on issues to do with Governance, Media and Arts. She also owns a for profit business called LoveArts , a company that is focused at improving the quality of arts via drama, music,dance,poetry,fashion and photography. She has directed a number of social issue based live performance dramas, influence upcoming artists to create art (Music audio and Videos) that inspire positive change in her community. Abella is a Mandela Washington fellow for Young African Leaders - President Obama’s flagship for mentoring upcoming potential African leaders. She holds a BA in Law with honors (LLB Hons) from the University of Dar es Salaam, alongside several governance, media and leadership training she continues to attend.


Ismail has worked with national and international non-profit organisations such as the Youth of United Nations Association-Tanzania as Program Officer and Secretary General on youth programs. He has championed Tanzania and East Africa Youth Consultations on the Post 2015 Development Agenda and the High Level Panels on the MDGs. Ismail holds Postgraduate Diploma in Economic Diplomacy (First Class) from the Mozambique-Tanzania Centre for Foreign Relations, and BA. In Law Enforcement (with Honors) from University of Dar-es-Salaam.


He took a leap of faith after his high school to pursuit his dream to be a photographer, graphic designer and super tramp. He is the founder and creator of ‘Design Hustle Co’, a company that creates graphic content for brands in Tanzania.


Is a young talented and intelligent person with passion for arts. Eberhard’s dream is to see arts becoming a business, arts becoming a career, arts becoming a source of positive change and solution to different societal problems. Eberhard is a graduate from the University of Dar es Salaam Business School majored in a bachelor of commerce in Finance, while he was still in his studies, Eberhard got a chance to work with various organizations including The Guardian LTD as a sales executive, TIGO Tanzania as a student brand ambassador, TANROADS Ruvuma as a Finance trainee and Songea Urban water and Sewerage Authority (SOUWASA) as a customer Surveyor. Because of his passion in Arts, Eberhard founded a group art called “We Belong To Art” which focused on uniting Universities students with different talents and they succeeded to record a song called “TANZANIA MPYA” Swahili words which means “NEW TANZANIA”, Eberhard also is a writer of business ideas. His belief is “For any country to make progress and develop, the country should highly invest in youth by giving them a better education, uniting them and lastly supporting their talents”.