John Njendahayo

Co-Founder & Uganda Director

John is of Rwandese origin but was born and raised in Uganda. He was partly educated in Uganda but in 1992 John was given the opportunity to study at St David's College in Llandudno, North Wales. John returned to Uganda as often as he could during his studies and each time made significant progress on the house he was building for himself and his friends. In 1997 John graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a degree in Human Geography and Economics.

On his final return to Uganda, John set up a centre in his new home, where young people could stay whilst volunteering with community projects. He has since welcomed countless teams into The Link Centre over the years.


Rev. Tim Hall

Founder & UK Director

Tim is an Anglican Minister in the Church of Wales and has been Chaplain of St David's College in Llandudno for over 20 years. He has a vision for enabling young people to experience living and sharing with some of the poorest communities in the world to help shape their mindsets before making important life-shaping decisions. He has been friend and mentor to John Njendahayo since 1992. 

Key People

Marian Surgenor

Medical coordinator

Marian is the founder and coordinator of the University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust’s international collaboration in Uganda, Gulu-Man Link. Marian is also Associate Director at the Institute of Global Development, and Director of Global Health Solutions. She has a wealth of experience in international medical consultancy and global health education. She brings her vast knowledge to all Link International's medical projects.

Helen Harrison

Projects Coordinator

As well as being Mayor of Thornbury, Helen coordinates many of our projects in Uganda alongside John. She works for the CRED Foundation and has years of experience leading teams to different locations around the world. Her expertise in international leadership and organisation is invaluable to Link International.