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December 5th 2013: Hear what Chris did to Obstacles!

He became an orphan and caretaker to his siblings at the tender age of 7 after losing both parents to HIV/AIDs. The experiences he had growing up in a rural Ugandan village would dim the lights of any child, but Christopher Ategeka attributes his leadership abilities to these experiences. Now an engineer, inventor and social entrepreneur connecting individuals and communities in rural Uganda to health and education, Christopher personifies inspiration and resilience. Mr. Ategeka will discuss CA Bikes, an organization he founded, which locally assembles and distributes bicycles to orphans/other

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Christopher Ategeka

Christopher Ategeka (Founder, CA Bikes, Uganda) Christopher holds a Bachelors and Masters in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley and is currently pursuing his Ph.D. His organization, CA Bikes locally assembles and distributes bicycles to orphans/vulnerable children who live 8-20 kilometers from school and to HIV positive youth who live long distances from the health clinics where they receive weekly treatments. CA Bikes also builds custom hand-powered tricycles for disabled youth and adults, and bicycle trailer ambulances to connect rural villagers to their nearest health clinic, an innovation that has reduced deaths due to transportation challenges. Christoph
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