One Village Charity Uganda Australia

Australian Team

President - Maddy Dodd

Maddy is a registered nurse who has a Masters of International Health from the University of New South Wales.

In 2008 Maddy fell in love with the goals, values and people of One Village and has since Maddydevoted all of her spare time to the organisations development. She has been to Uganda 3 times and in 2013 spent 6 months in the community. Maddy has a particular interest in the impact education can have on sexual health and community empowerment.

Founder - Nikki Lovell

In Uganda Nikki is known as Kawooda. It means the youngest girl of twins - long story!

Nikki founded One Village in January 2007 after first living and working in Namwendwa in 2005. Nikki holds a Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practise (Honours) and a Diploma in Languages, and works as a Program Development Officer to support disadvantaged Australian communities. Nikki is also the author of 'We are One Village', published by Allen & Unwin 2012. The  book details the experiences that first led Nikki to travel to Uganda, the connections she made, and the journey to set up One Village.

Treasurer - Brad Butler

Brad ButlerBrad, the treasurer of One Village has 3 children and is very active in their lives. Likewise Brad is active in his community as a humanitarian supporter, refugee advocate and sport administrator.

Brad is passionate about family, community, good food and good friends in addition to sharing passions for sport, outdoor pursuits and overseas travel.

General Member - Stephanie Noble (Communications)

Stephanie NobleStephanie is a student at Adelaide University currently studying Engineering and Arts.

She became involved with One Village in 2008 and has since been over to Uganda to check out the projects and meet the Ugandan volunteers. As well as uni and One Village and her job Steph also enjoys rock climbing, painting, cooking, gardening and travelling.

General Member - Andrew Morecroft

Andrew MorecroftAndrew is a Corporate Lawyer who loves life and helping others improve theirs.

Andrew is a dedicated family man and wants to help other families throughout the world. Andrew cares about the environment, lives in a mud-brick house in the bush and loves camping, bushwalking, snow skiing and travel. Having many friends from Africa One Village is a great opportunity to help make a difference to the lives of the children and families in Namwendwa, Uganda.

General Member - Lynda Lovell (Scholarships Coordinator)

Lynda LovellLynda has a background in social work and is involved in her local community.

Family and friends are very important to her and her interests include walking, gardening, the beach, travel and cooking.

General Member - Vaibhav Garg

Vaibhav was personally inspired by the people of Namwendwa on his trip to Uganda in 2011.

In particular he was impressed by the work done by the health personnel in providing basic health care in a low resource setting. He now volunteers with One Village sharing his knowledge and skills from his oral health background in planning and implementing initiatives promoting better health outcomes in the communities of Namwendwa and Butaaya.