Dr. Sally Baynton
Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership
Imagine living where running water and learning a trade is a luxury. Dr. Sally Baynton doesn’t have to imagine—she’s witnessed how war and illness have destroyed futures in northern Uganda.
“On my first trip to Uganda in 2007, I noticed that there were many organizations on the ground that were helping the children and orphans. What I also noticed was the dearth of help for the adults … It occurred to me that these people deserved the chance to live prosperous lives, too.”
Sally founded the African Ellipsis Project, for adults aged 15 and older who are uneducated and have nothing. ‘Ellipsis’ is a grammatical symbol that indicates something is missing—Sally’s mission is to fill in what’s missing.
Her 501(c) (3) non-profit provides vocational skill training and education. The students pledge to ‘give back’ by promising to educate others. “Our ‘School of Hope-Gulu’ will be a model that can be replicated anywhere people suffer from poverty because of war, famine or genocide.”
On a recent trip to Uganda, Sally trained participants how to form bike frames. “Teaching … is the greatest gift anyone can give these people who have lived in filth and squalor for decades, and who just want to live humbly and model prosperity for their children. It’s what they deserve. It is what every human being deserves.”