I’m Darren Baine.

The inspired work in-progress.

About Me.

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Thank you for hoping onto the Darren Baine Blog! This page is my small repository for all the things I have been involved in! But first, here’s my short story for context.

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Darren Harry Baine

My Story

I am the first born in a family of four. Born and raised in the Pearl of Africa, Kampala, Uganda. My education journey started and ended with Aga Khan Education Services, doing the International General Certificate of Secondary Education and later the IB Diploma Program. Currently enrolled at the University of Waterloo, pursuing an honors science degree in biology with a bioinformatics option. I am a football fanatic and proud supporter of Manchester United!

Interesting Facts

- I did Football tryouts with Barnet FC in London summer 2018. - I was the youngest Uganda top 40 under 40 winner at just 19 years old!

What is this Blog?

The Darren Baine blog was born out of a necessity and a desire to share parts of how I put the pieces together for my peers. The mission is to inform by sharing these stories and hope they inspire you and myself to continue creating impact.

United Nations Association Canada

United Nations - Building Young Entrepreneurs

United Nations Association in Canada (UNAC) hosted the Building Young Entrepreneurs program with a focus on climate change. I led one of the two workshops.

Waterloo Innovation Summit

Waterloo Innovation Summit

Waterloo Innovation Summit organized by the University of Waterloo in partnership with Mckinsey & Co. in downtown Toronto. Conversations with Next-Gen Talent.

Darren Baine at SDG Talks

UN SDG Talks

An initiative by the SDG Idea Factory in downtown Kitchener, Waterloo, Canada focused on talking about the specific SDGs and organizations work towards achieving them.

Black Flourishing

Invited to speak at the Inspiring Black Flourishing in Waterloo and Beyond lecture organized by the University of Waterloo.

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Black Futures

Invited to speak at the Black History Month event organized by the Caribbean Canadian Association of Waterloo Region.

Ambition and Action

Co-operative and experiential education blog. Here I talk about all my co-ops whilst at the University of Waterloo and what makes them all unique.

University of Waterloo Global Futures

Waterloo has a wealth of leaders, changemakers, and innovators who are imagining a bold new future. I was featured in the annual University of Waterloo publication, the theme for 2023 – Global Futures.

Thoughts on Diversity and Inclusion

What is your stand in the fight against racism?

How do we fight racism? By looking at it as a social effort and one that should be collectively sought. Here are my thoughts on this as we strive for equity, diversity, and inclusion for all.

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on Urban Tv, People and Stories

An interview on Urban TV’s people and stories about my story starting the Young Eye Foundation and being named a Uganda top 40 under 40 in 2022.

Uganda's Top 40 under 40

I was among the Vision Group winner of the Top 40 under 40 award, given to individuals who exhibit ingenuity, community impact, and the X factor. The winners are from across professional fields such as arts, technology, academia, and finance.

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on Groove Cafe with Crystal Newman

I had the honour of being interviewed by renowned media personality, Crystal Newman on Groove Cafe on RX Radio Uganda.

Youth in Drive to Support Children

In 2021, the Young Eye Foundation organized a donation of resources to the Naguru Remand Home and organized a 4-month skill building program. 

Darren Adopts School in Bombo

My journey started in 2019, through my Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS) component of the IBDP program saw me adopt a school in Bombo, Luwero, Uganda. 

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Social Entrepreneur

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