Nassozi B. Kiyaga, the fourth child in a family of ten was born 9th November 1968. Nassozi’s primary education was at East Kololo, St. Joseph’s Kyabirukwa (Isingiro) and Nnalinya Lwantale Primary Schools. Her six years of secondary school were at Mt. St. Mary’s Namagunga, proceeding to Makerere University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts with Educations in 1991. She worked as an English and Literature teacher at Trinity College, Nabbingo and Maseribane High School in Lesotho (Southern Africa). In 1993 she won a scholarship to University of Cambridge for a summer school course in English Literature. On completing her studies, she was offered a job with Sense South-East in England, as a social tutor and with Deafblind (UK), working with Deafblind adults for eight years. During this time, she studied at Redbridge College, Essex (UK) qualifying as a Communicator/Support Worker with the Deaf. In 2001 she was admitted to Gallaudet University, Washington DC (USA), the world’s only university for the Deaf, graduating with a Masters in Deaf Education and in 2003 travelled to India where she worked for four years as independent volunteer and Teacher of the Deaf. She co-produced a documentary: “Deaf: Hear Me!” highlighting experiences of Deaf Indians. In 2007, Nassozi finally returned home to Uganda in the same year founded Deaf Link Uganda (DLU), working as the organisation’s Executive Director with a vision to promote the welfare of Deaf people in Uganda.
A world traveler, Nassozi has made enormous contributions to numerous international conferences, invited as a presenter on issues of the Deaf and Persons with Disabilities. At the 21st International Congress on the Education of the Deaf in Vancouver, Canada was among the world luminaries that gave a keynote. In 2013 the Gallaudet University Alumni Association awarded her the Edward Miner Gallaudet Award in recognition for her services to advance the welfare of Deaf people in different parts of the world. She worked as an Education (Deafness) consultant with Christian Blind Mission (CBM) and co-authored Deafness in Sub-Saharan Africa, published in the American Annals of the Deaf. Nassozi exudes a great passion in her services to the Deaf with a vision for a just world that embraces all Persons with Disabilities.