Our Team

Edwin Wanabe

Programme Director

He has wealth of experience, which involves shaping the organizational strategic direction, and relationships with partners, diffusing bottlenecks in the delivery of the organizational mandate, identifying unnoticed communities living on the margins of society, and aiding children from under-resourced settings to thrive.

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Yudaya Nabukenya

Early Childhood Officer

She is a qualified teacher who works with our partner organizations to streamline and equip Early Childhood Development centres and the various stakeholders with alternative new educational ideas, products, and pedagogical approaches to improve the quality of lifelong learning.

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Yamima Nangira

Finance Officer

She provides financial support through monitoring transactions, financial reporting, and budgeting to our partners and communities so as to help marginalized children enjoy being children. She also provides logistical support and management to our organizational events and volunteers.

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Julianna Mugala

Community Dev't Officer

She advocates and raises awareness for marginalized children at every level of the community. She also mobilizes and strengthens community-based responses for the identification, care, support, and protection of marginalized children within the under-resourced setting.

Board Members

Petronilla Lujwala (Chair)

She has over 18 years of experience in human and social development. This includes working for the Ministry of Education and sports as a head teacher and chairperson of a district service commission. She also holds a master’s in Gender and Women studies from Makerere University.

Petronilla has been a Rotarian for over 20 years and she was the First Lady President of the Rotary Club of Jinja which is the 3rd eldest in Uganda, she nurtured 3 clubs as the Governor’s Representative and was the first Lady Assistant Governor of Eastern Uganda. Her passion for the Girl child, interest, and participation in Rotary made her widely travel in countries such as Australia in the city of Sydney, UK in the city of Birmingham, Newcastle, Croydon, Thailand, City of Bangkok, US in New Orleans, Atlantic Canada city of Toronto and the East African countries.

Ronald Luwangula

Ronald lectures at Makerere University, Department of Social Work and Social Administration since 2007. He holds a PhD in Social Protection Rights from Alpen Adria University Klagenfurt, Austria (2012-2015); Masters in Social Work and Human Rights from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden (2009-2011); and a Bachelor of Social Work and Social Administration from Makerere University, Uganda (2003-2006). His specialty is social work with children and youth with a gender and disability lens.

He is a National Child Protection and safeguarding researcher and trainer. He has also curved a niche in Gender, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, and Disability research. He has also in the past been part of research projects on shifting social and gender norms. He is actively involved in curriculum material development for the prevention of sexual violence against children.

Simon Anyuru (Secretary)

Simon is an Advocate of the High Court of Uganda and all Superior and Subordinate Courts thereunder. Simon possesses enormous experience of about 8 years in legal practice. Simon has a bias in litigation, energy law, corporate governance, and commercial and land transactions. He previously worked as a Legal Associate in H&G Advocates (formerly Kateera & Kagumire Advocates).

Simon is currently serving as the Ag. Senior Legal Officer of Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited (UETCL) where he coordinates the litigation function of the Company and supports the office of the Company Secretary as well. Simon also serves as a Junior Board Member of UETCL, providing legal guidance to the said Board.

Hajji Ismael Nooh Musoke

Ismael has wealth of knowledge and experience in regard to Early Childhood Development (ECD) and served at Madrasa Early Childhood Program (MECP) an initiative of the Aga Khan Foundation in Uganda for 18 years. While at Madrasa, he participated in the mobilization of over 50 communities to establish and manage ECD centres, trained over 4500 and 2500 ECD Centre managers and teachers as well as contributed to the review of the MECP teacher training manual.

In addition, he provided input to the Early Childhood Development learning framework, Early Childhood Development caregivers’ guide, Community mobilization manual, and guidelines for establishing Early Childhood Development Centres to the Ministry of education and sports. He also took part in the review of the education sector’s Early Childhood Development policy that led to the launch of the National Integrated Early Childhood Policy.

Stellah Natukunda

Stellah is a Certified Chartered Accountant with over 10 years of experience in the areas of Finance, Administration, and Taxation. She brings her experience in various Financial and Accounting areas which are vital in the strategic accomplishment of organizational goals.

Wabuda Geoffrey

Geoffrey is a Human Resource Officer at Namutumba District and he also worked as Ag. Town clerk in the same district for 3 years. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration (Mgt) and a postgraduate diploma in human resource management.

He has a vast experience of over 12 years in management and administration. He also works as an independent assistant researcher with ACODE (Advocates Coalition for Development and Environment) implementing the Local government scorecard initiative (LGSCI) in Kaliro district.