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Muhamad Balonde Menya

Country: Uganda

Languages: Swahili, English, Arabic, Lusoga

Expertise: Aviation, Interfaith Activities

Religious affiliation: Islam

Visiting Member Interfaith Committee Jinja Muslim District

Muhamad Balonde Menya was trained as a flight operator at the East African Civil Aviation Academy, having pursued other fields such as human rights and religious studies with a focus on Islamic jurisprudence. While he was the guild president at the Academy, he formed  an interfaith student association which helped spread dialogue among his fellow aviators. Since then, he has worked with the Uganda Muslim Supreme Council on a UNICEF programme as a Program Officer for Learning in Madrasa Early Child Development Centres, supervising the Karamoja Subregion in Uganda.