Ronald Niyonshuti

Ronald was born and raised near Mount Gahinga Lodge in Kisoro, western Uganda. Having started as a gardener with VS in 2018, he is now the Project Coordinator for conservation and community projects at the lodge.

Ronald works closely with the Batwa community who live at the Gahinga Batwa Village, set up in 2018 by VSPT and is home to a community of over 140 Batwa.

Outside of work Ronald enjoys playing football, and his favorite animal is a silverback called Mark, the leader of the Nyakagezi group of mountain gorillas who live in the Virunga volcanoes near Mount Gahinga Lodge.