Love Doctor Yangki Akiteng

Nationality: Ugandan/Canadian

Zodiac Sign: Libra

Chinese Year of Birth: Dragon

Hobbies/Interests: Studying people/human behaviour, reading, dancing, social justice, volunteer work, travel/exploring different cultures, ancient architecture, art museums, interior decor, gardening (rock gardens), jumping on a trampoline etc.

All-Time Favourite Books:

  • A Long Walk to Freedom (Nelson Mandela)
  • A Man For All Seasons (Robert Bolt)
  • Love (Leo Buscaglia)
  • The Seat of the Soul (Gary Zukav)
  • Song Of Lawino (Okot P’Bitek)
  • You’re Lonely When You’re Dead (James Hadley Chase)
  • I’ll Take Manhattan (Judith Krantz)
  • Mine Boy (Peter Abrahams)
  • Concubine (Elechi Amadi)
  • No Longer At Ease (Chinua Achebe)
  • Devil on the Cross (Ngugi wa Thiong’o)
  • Betrayal in the City (Francis Imbuga)
  • The Crucible (Arthur Miller)
  • Wuthering Heights (Emily Brontë)

Favourite Music: African, Reggae, Rumba (can dance Amour Cherche Amour all day), Calypso,  R&B/Soul, Hip-Hop, Pop, Country, old-time Rock n’Roll.

Favourite City: Barcelona, Spain

Favourtie Colour: Black, Royal Blue

Favourite Causes: Fairness and social justice, protection of the most vulnerable, poverty reduction and the environment.

Spirituality: I’m non-religious and I do not go to church, but I believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God, and is my Lord and Saviour. I just don’t like what “church people” say and do in His name. I might be going to hell, but I am at peace with that.

Academic Education & Training:

  • Post Graduate training in Humanistic and Experiential Counseling, (University of Surrey, UK);
  • Certificate in Expressive Arts Therapy (University of Surrey, UK);
  • Advanced Certificate in Trauma Counseling (Toronto Advanced Professional Education/University of St. Michael at University of Toronto);
  • Solution Focused Counseling (Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto)
  • Crisis Management, Long-Term Treatment of Adult Survivors of Childhood Trauma, Treatment for Traumatized Unresolved Adult Issues (Toronto Advanced Professional Education/University of St. Michael at University of Toronto);
  • Addictions Studies (Toronto Advanced Professional Education/University of St. Michael at University of Toronto).
  • Degree in Psychology and Political Science (Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda);
  • Diploma in Mass Communication (School of Mass Communication, Kampala, Uganda)
  • Certificate in Journalism (Uganda Management Institute)

Another Life

  • Associate, International Health Programs Training Services – Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (Toronto)
  • Programs Manager – UNICEF, Canada (Toronto)
  • Program Coordinator – Canada Department of Global Affairs /Canadian International Development Agency (Kenya-Uganda)
  • Development Aid Coordinator – Department for International Development/British High Commission (Uganda)
  • Environment Management Researcher – National Environment Management Authority/World Bank (Uganda)
  • Public Relations Manager – Karamoja Development Agency/European Economic Commission (Uganda)

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