The people behind the elephant

  • At first, I needed a job and knew I enjoyed cooking and serving people, but what I found here was friendship, a family.
    Rose Nalubega
    Expediter
  • I love how the staff is treated. I feel everyone’s best interest is at the heart of the decisions made.
    Orombi Gladies
    Director of Operations
  • Here you feel happy, not hungry all the time. The way I see it, it’s okay. They love us.
    Akello Betty
    Head Chef
  • There is an atmosphere of constructive teamwork among the staff; at different points throughout the day, everyone will have stepped in to fill gaps to get the job done.
    Oloya Andrew
    Pizza Chef
  • I am inspired by community leaders who join Elephante with their ideas and determination to accomplish change.
    Oyet Nicholas
    Cashier
  • I feel valued as an employee. Other bosses can talk down to you and assume you are dumb, but our bosses here take feedback and listen well.
    Gwosussa Agnes
    Cafe Manager

Cafe Team

Ronald Rachkara
Cafe Manager

Generous and kind, hardworking and smart, Ronald shows up in force to any challenge he faces...

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Gwosussa Agnes
Cafe Manager

If you ask anyone what they think of Agnes, they’ll tell you she is quiet and hardworking...

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Acan Concy
Head Chef

Generous, empathetic, and curious, Concy is in charge of managing the kitchen...

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Akello Betty
Head Chef

As a teenager who grew up during the insurgency by the Lord’s Resistance Army, going to school...

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Ojok Charles
Head Chef

Charles originally joined Elephante because he liked the name. “But now, I want to get more knowledge...

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Atim Evelyn
Baker

Evelyn has a very creative mind, and baking brings out her artistic side. “When I bake...

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Oyet Nicholas
Cashier

Shy and polite, Nicholas is one of the most recognized faces of Elephante. “I’m responsible for...

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Achiro Monica
Cashier

Monica’s first claim to fame when she joined Elephante was her resemblance to her brother Ronald...

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Lawino Paska
Server/Barista

When Paska was growing up in the village, she used to help her mother in the garden...

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Olara Daniel
Server/Barista

When Daniel first started as a server at Elephante, he was grateful for everyone’s patience...

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Akulu Kevin
Expeditor

Kevin is a talented athlete and identifies as a low-key feminist. She loves to listen to gospel music...

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Lakidi Innocent
Chef

Of everything in life, the most important to Innocent are her two children...

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Akello Joyce
Chef

Ambitious and hardworking, Joyce loves to cook both local and foreign dishes. She learned to cook...

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Auma Gladys
Chef

Gladys spent the first four years of her life in Alero village, which is located in rural Nwoya district...

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Oloya Andrew
Pizza Chef

Andrew has a lot of ambition and a big heart. He used to be very serious about playing football and rugby...

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Onek Kenneth Odinga
Pizza Chef

Kenneth likes to say, with complete candor, that he is in love with Elephante. “Here, we...

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Welfare Team

Okello Francis
Transport Officer

Francis is one of those abundantly lovable people who actually embody sunshine and roses...

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Ojok Charles
Transport Officer

Everyone loves Charles. Mr. Congeniality, he loves to make jokes and rub shoulders with staff...

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Awidi Lisa
Cleaning Officer

Independent and self-assured, Lisa is the heroine that Jane Austen only dreamt about...

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Ajok Doreen
Welfare Chef

As a single mother, Doreen moved to Gulu in order to find work and procure an opportunity...

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Omoya David "Muzee"
Head Groundskeeper

Omoya is an old hand at making things grow and tending plants. “Starting in P3...

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Media Team

Elizabeth Onekalit
Communications Director

Originally from Colorado, USA, Elizabeth had no idea that when she moved to East Africa in 2012...

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Akena Dickens
Media Officer

Dickens was born in Gulu and has lived here his whole life, minus some short stints with family...

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Amito Specy
Media Officer

Specy has two mottos-be the best you can, and be who you are. At 45kg (99 lb), she is petite...

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Executive Team

Brittany Neely
Executive Director

As a young girl, Brittany had dreams of becoming a writer, but as she grew older, her plans changed...

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Orombi Gladies
Director of Operations

Orombi Gladies came to Gulu from Western Nile to study Public Administration and Management...

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Agatha Francisca Isidi
Executive Administrator

A lover of African and English literature, a Selena Gomez fan, and feminist, Agatha...

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