Turning Their Tassels: Joel Jassu

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Joel Jassu was born in Banda, Uganda, which was becoming one of the worst slums of the capital city of Kampala during Joel’s childhood.

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Joel Jassu was born in Banda, Uganda, which was becoming one of the worst slums of the capital city of Kampala during Joel’s childhood.

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Joel Jassu was born in Banda, Uganda, which was becoming one of the worst slums of the capital city of Kampala during Joel’s childhood. A chance encounter with an American architect visiting the country on a mission trip set him on a course to earning a master's degree in architecture at Georgia Tech.

“It’s a story I don’t think is my own story, I think it’s a story that is shared by so many champions that have come along the way.”

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  • Created By: Kristen Bailey
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  • Created On: May 2, 2019 - 2:48pm
  • Last Updated: May 8, 2019 - 2:32pm