Benjamin Yaya

Social Media Marketing Lead

Ben was born in the Republic Democratic of Congo in South kivu-kamanyola and currently lives in the Kyangwali refugee settlement. He was forced to flee the Congo and was separated from his family in 2016 at 17 years old due to conflict in the region. Since that time, he has decided to give back and contribute to advancements in his refugee camp and beyond. He has served as a photographer and videographer, and volunteered with Planning for Tomorrow (P4T), a youth organization as well as United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), as a humanitarian volunteer. 

Ben has attended a variety of training to enhance his diverse skill set such as courses on nutrition, technology and video and film-making at ESOM school of music in Kampala-uganda. He has worked as a humanitarian reporter with Internews Uganda and as a translator and interpreter with different organizations working in the Kyangwali Refugee settlement. He is currently employed with ZamZam Foundation as a social media marketing lead producing content for digital media and supporting the team as needed.