Mrs. Mariam Luyombo is Executive Director of Uganda Women Entrepreneurs Association (UWEAL) and Founder/Director-in-Charge of Taibah Schools’ Management Systems. UWEAL provides entrepreneurship training & development, as well as business advisory and counseling services. Her role at Taibah Schools involves working with the school’s head teachers to ensure that vision statements are implemented.
Mariam founded the first school (Taibah High School, Kampala) in 1991. She then founded three other schools (Silver Spoon day Care Centre, Kampala, 1996; Taibah Junior School, Entebbe Road, 1998; and Taibah College School, Entebbe Road, 2000) within a period of 10 years. Mariam is a seasoned teacher, having worked as a secondary school teacher at Makerere College School Kampala from 1987 to 1988 and as secondary school teacher, as well as head of counseling, at St Joseph’s Secondary School Nsambya, Kampala, from 1988 to 1990. All her four schools are among the highly rated private schools in Uganda, drawing students from the East African Great Lakes Region as well as students of Ugandan origin from Europe and USA.
Ms. Luyombo’s academic qualifications include a Masters degree in Education from Makerere University (1997) and a Bachelors degree in Education from the same University (1985). She has also undertaken several short courses in Uganda and USA to sharpen her skills in education development, school administration, financial management, business management, entrepreneurship development, and customer service (1996-1999). Mariam has worn three awards for achievements: First National Enterprise Award for Young Women Entrepreneurs by Rotary Club & New Vision (1995); Namagunga Old Girls’ Association (NOGA) Award of Recognition of Achievement (1998); and Certificate of Recognition for Championing Educational Change in Uganda by Uganda Investment Authority (2001).
She also holds professional membership: Member of Kampala Private School Association; Vice-Chairperson Board of Trustees of Uganda Cultural Centre, and Member of Board, Aga Khan Foundation Uganda. Mariam is married and has three children.