Our Founder / Executive Director
Ms. Rosemary Nakijoba: A teacher, trainer, social worker with several years of experience in Gender and HIV/AIDS Program planning and management. She is qualified with MA Degree in Development Studies with Uganda Martyr’s University. She is a graduate of the Women Leaders of the World Program (Santa Clara University-California 2008), she is also a graduate of Training for Transformation an approach which is internationally well known for its impact on individual and community empowerment and activism.
The approach is based on the work of Brazilian adult educator, Paulo Freire. Rosemary is also experienced in conducting Disability Equality Trainings (DET) using an approach introduced by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) to conscientize staff of institutions and organisations on disability issues in line with the UN Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) and other National and International Legal Frameworks.
What compelled her to think of starting such a Project? One day, while returning from St. Jude church, she saw poor children inside the garbage bins, rummaging. “This moved my heart” says Rosemary. As I got closer and talked to these children, having listened to their stories, five out of seven of them had lost their both parents to HIV/AIDS and were from two different families trying to fend for their fellow siblings. I realize I cannot lead my life without paying attention to this; I cannot avoid the poorness and alarming conditions of my people.
She continued to witness how many death were occurring in the sub-county and in the district at large. Each day, community members had to commit time to go for a burial of another community member with so many orphans left behind.
Ms.Agnes Nakato, Trainer with over 7 years of experience in community development work