Meet the Kairos Team
Executive Director, Founder
Nzinga Donovan is the co-founder and serves as one of the Executive Directors of Kairos International. She studied International Affairs in college, and has used her knowledge of the global network to guide her. She has a passion for seeing young people make connections between their passions and who God has created them to be. Nzinga moved to Uganda in 2016, and it has become home ever since. She looks forward to growing with Kairos for years to come as the Lord wills it.
Executive Director, Founder
Allison Hopper has lived and served abroad since 2011. She holds a degree in Education from Transylvania University, has a passion for young adults, and a calling for international ministry. Allison met Nzinga in university and the two moved to Uganda together in 2016. Together, the friends founded Kairos in 2018 with a mission and passion to better the lives of young adults. Allison currently serves as one of the Executive Directors, living in Uganda with her husband, Ryan.
Helen Elemu is currently serving at Kairos as the National Director. She holds an MSc in Public Health from University of the West of England (UWE) and Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and Social Administration (Hons) from Uganda Christian University (UCU). For over 7 years, Helen has had vast exposure holding leadership roles while working for different organizations dealing with refugees, children, youth and other vulnerable groups; she greatly desires and works at being an agent of change wherever the Lord leads her.
Deus Okao is one of the youth mentors at Kairos International. Deus takes pride in his family and his work, constantly making sure everyone feels cared for. His compassion and love for people is visible both inside and outside the workplace. As a mentor, Deus is able to use his God-given gifts of investing in people to amplify the lives of his mentees. His favorite part about working for Kairos is that it’s allowed him the support and platform to extend hope and courageous love to people in his community.
Isabel Atugonza holds a degree in Management and Economics from Uganda Management Institute and currently serves as a Youth Mentor for Kairos International. Passionate about empowering young people to transform their lives and become role models in the communities they live, she has stepped out to guide and support the youth at Kairos International to discover their potential through mentoring them. She believes that the future belongs to the young generation.
Paula Nambi is a native of Uganda who graduated from Makerere University with a Bachelor’s in Development Studies. Her education background has further fueled her desire to see developing nations attain economic sustainability. She brings innovation and passion to her position as administrative assistant at Kairos while pushing toward the mission of investing in the soul, mind, and skills of young adults.
Sykes Robert Mwesigye is a Rwandan native, but calls Uganda home. Sykes is currently serving as support staff for Kairos International and brings a level of energy and excitement to the team to make the environment enjoyable for all. Sykes is the oldest of 4 children, raised by a single mother. Sykes has always been a hard worker and entrepreneur, doing anything he can to serve those he loves faithfully. He remains a busy man, keeping the Kairos premises clean and safe, as well as providing breakfast and lunch for staff and students. He is a blessing and asset to hearts and stomachs alike.