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.

Our Staff:

Ms. Najjuma Teddy-Volunteer Coordinator- She is a professional teacher with 6 years of experience in the field of Education.

Ms. Nabukalu, Lydia, Trainer- She is a social worker qualified with six (6) years of experience in community development work.
Ms. Nakiwunga Milly -Community Mobilizer,-qualified with a certificate in community development with six years of work experience.
 Mr.Lule Simon: qualified in finance and accounting with seven  years of experience in doing similar work.


Ms.Agnes Nakato, Trainer with over 7 years of experience in community development work

About the Project

Good Samaritan Women's Group Project (GSWP), is a non profit making community based organization registered with Kalungu district local government in Uganda, East Africa. It was established in August 2006 because of the increasing number of Orphans and vulnerable children who were un able to meet their own basic needs yet most of them are in Orphan-headed households.

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About Uganda

Uganda is often held up as a model for Africa in the fight against HIV and AIDS. Strong government leadership, broad-based partnerships and effective public education campaigns all contributed to a decline in the number of people living with HIV and AIDS in the 1990s.

Although there is a lot to learn from Uganda's comprehensive and timely campaign against the AIDS epidemic, emphasising Uganda's success story must not detract from the devastating consequences that AIDS continues to have across the country: personally, socially and economically.

There are an estimated 1.2 million people living with HIV in Uganda, which includes 150,000 children.1 An estimated 64,000 people died from AIDS in 2009 and 1.2 million children have been orphaned by Uganda's devastating epidemic. (www.avert.org)