Meet Our Ugandan Staff

UgandaStaff

Our management team in Uganda are profiled below. In each project site additional employees help in the resource centres, running the WhizzKids United programme, training the sports teams and organising the community tournaments.

Josephine – Youth Development Manager

Josephine joined the team in June 2012 as the Youth Development Manager. She has overall responsibility for all the projects in Uganda and for developing new programmes and initiatives.

Josephine has a degree in Adult and Community Education and has previous experience with other NGOs in Uganda including World Vision and SPAU. She is a self-motivated individual who shows great initiative. We are delighted to have Josephine on board.


Vinny – Bombo Community Programme Manager

Vinny is one of 5 bothers. His father passed away when he was 17 and although he was a keen student, Vinny was chosen by his eldest brother to look after the family house. When we arrived in Bajjo, Vinny was making his living as an ‘odd job’ man, finding work wherever he could. Keen to get involved, we initially employed Vinny as a translator, however the more time we spent with him, the more we were impressed by his potential. After a pilot run of our programmes, we offered him the opportunity to become our programme manager with full responsibility of all programmes, staff and budget. After two years of running the programmes in Bajjo, Vinny moved on to become our programme manager in Bombo, running the Creative Studies and WhizzKids United programmes in the town’s schools, although he continues to work closely with the project in Bajjo.

Kezia – Gobero Community Programme Manager

Kezia is 26 years old and a secondary school teacher working in a small town close to Gobero. She was selected by the community to run the programmes in Gobero, and has proven to be an excellent choice. Kezia has taken to the job with impressive professionalism, managing the Resource Centre efficiently and has initiated programmes for the young people in the local communtiy. She shows a great deal of passion for her job and is well respected by everyone within the community. Kezia also has two young children to support but somehow manages to fit in all her duties into one day. She is a keen netball player and also coaches the Gobero girls’ netball team.

Arafa – Bajjo Community Programme Manager

Arafa is the newest member of the wannabeamazin team, beginning his role in 2011. He has taken the position of Resource Centre Manager in Bajjo, taking over many of the responsibilities that were held by Vinny. Arafa has recently become a father, and so is looking to take the opportunity to build a successful job to support his new family. He currently manages the Bajjo Resource Centre, running a weekly arts class and over-seeing the sports programmes within the community. Arafa is also a keen footballer and also plays in the Bajjo men’s football team, along with his brother Komodor, who assists in the running of the WhizzKids United programmes in Bombo.