Pat Montani 


Pat has spent 40 years,  starting and growing technology companies, my first love is cycling and  wanting to help others,  started Bicycles for Humanity  www.bicycles-for-humanity.org that has since turned into a global grassroots movement  and delivered over 200 Bicycle Empowerment Centres to 13 African countries with a total of almost 165,000 bicycles.  Pat understood the  power and the value of Education,  Healthcare, opportunity  and Empowerment .  He  founded iEmpowerment to help the people of Karamoja and all of Africa take the next steps to a better life through the  deployment of technology.  Pat  was deeply moved by the  people of Karamoja, their determination  and desire for a better life for all.  With Paul no longer with us, it is my goal to continue to  help the people of the region move forward


Pat is a Rotarian and has worked with hundreds of Rotary clubs across all of Africa on the deployment of innovation solutions in many areas.


In 2017 Pat was awarded the Meritorious   Service   Medal by Canada for his contribution  to society and  helping  others.  

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Email pat@karamoja.org

Skype  patwhistler

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Paul Sherwen  in Memorium


Many of you knew Paul  as the voice of the Tour De France, what you might not  have know is that he  grew up in Eastern Uganda and spent my  summers in Karamoja.  Paul  cared deeply for the people of this region and worked tirelessly to help them move forward, yet protect their incredible culture and heritage.


Paul passed suddenly   in November of 2018 and  will be missed by all.  Paul was a founding member of karamoja.org along with myself. Karamoja, Will Lead Africa Forward and I am focused on helping make Pauls dream a reality. If you want to honor Paul and   help  continue to honor his legacy, please  visit Ride Karamoja, ridekaramoja.org



Overview Background


Paul and I when he was alive,   shared a  dream of Karamoja, Leading Africa Forward. We initially planned on bringing  4500 bikes to the region, but our love of the people  quickly became a passion to help all in Karamoja move forward.  Our success in business coupled with our ability to start and grow successful ventures in Karamoja, gave  us the foundation to  build Karamoja.org and   together with the local people,  train, create opportunity, while helping all in the region to a better life.


In Paul's  honor and memory we have  created Ride Karamoja to   continue the journey by expndign the mountain bike trail l network, continue to train all with tourism and cycling skills  with our eye on   expandign the Warrior Trails of  the region.  As the saying goes, if you build it, they will come. MOuntain bikers are already showing up and  with culture,  the  great parks, we will quickly become the  number one  desination place globally for  cyclists.


We call our grassroots approach, Common Sense Capacity Building, driven by  inspired people in the community ,inspired volunteers globally  and the effective and creative use of technology to  both gain reach from a selling and  marketing perspectives as well as  for the deliver  of new services using the expanding cloud.