The committee in Uganda is made up of a board of executive members and two other members.
Maddy Dodd, the Australian President, is also the president of the Ugandan committee. All other committee members are volunteers from Namwendwa. They have managed and run all of our past and current projects and we trust and value them enormously.
Vice President - Allen Byogero
Allen Byogero is the Vice President and is a strong female role model in the community.
She is a teacher at Namwendwa Primary School as well as running her own successful poultry farm which she started from the ground up. She also has extensive knowledge in the field of disability and has written a thesis on blind people living in Namwendwa. Allen is one of the strongest, most dignified women you could ever meet.
Secretary - Moses Sande
Moses Sande is the thorough and conscientious secretary of the Uganda board.
Moses is also a teacher at Namwendwa Primary School and alongside his secretarial duties he manages the agricultural project. Moses has a keen interest and vast knowledge in all things Ag related and has been attending seminars on modernizing farming techniques, types and variety of crops grown, and forestation.
Treasurer - Andrew Opio
Andrew Opio is the Ugandan Project Manager and the Treasurer.
He is painstakingly scrupulous when it comes to collecting proof of payments, and making and upholding budgets, and he can account for every cent of One Village funds. Before Andrew was appointed into the role of One Village Project Manager he was the deputy head teacher at Namwendwa Primary. Andrew is passionate about the One Village Scholarship Program and spends a lot of his time supporting the One Village Education Coordinator.
Education Coordinator - Paul Kasadha
Paul Kasadha is the Head Teacher of Nalango Secondary, while he is in this position he hopes to improve his community through education.
Paul has been unofficially involved with the One Village Scholarship Program for many years. During this time he has provided One Village with invaluable ideas to make the scholarship program more successful and sustainable. Aside from One Village work in 2011 he decided to work at a newly constructed senior school for an entire year without pay, so that students in Namwendwa would have access to improved education facilities. He has now made Nalango a government school and is thankfully receiving a wage. Paul's knowledge about the Ugandan education system and intricate understanding of Namwendwa make him an extremely valuable member of the team.
Agriculture Coordinator - Richard Bulasio
Richard is a newly employed teacher at Namwendwa Primary School and is full of new ideas about how One Village can improve peoples lives through our agriculture projects.
Although Richard has only been teaching at Namwendwa since the start of this year his innovative ideas about how One Village can improve the agriculture plot influenced Allen to encourage him to become officially involved with the organisation. Richard is a fantastic teacher and role model at Namwendwa Primary and spends most of his spare time researching modern agriculture techniques.
Lovisa is a nurse at the Namwendwa Health Centre. Despite her very busy role at the clinic she is determined to coordinate health projects that will assist the wider community.
At the health centre Lovisa specialises in oral health and therefore educating the community about dental health is something she is very passionate about. In addition to her role as a dental nurse Lovisa helps run a clinic specifically for HIV positive patients who are on anti-retro-viral medication and she has now been taught how to identify and treat malnourished children. Lovisa's knowledge about health problems in Namwendwa coupled with her desire to make a difference in her community makes her a perfect health coordinator for One Village.
Samual Gemma is the Principal at Namwendwa Primary School and joined One Village as a general committee member
Sam helps to coordinate awareness days that we hold at the Primary School on a yearly basis and gives permission and guidance on the other projects based at the primary school. Sam also runs his own very successful farm around 2 hours from Namwendwa where he grows a myriad of different crops, has dairy cows and a poultry farm, this makes him a very handy advisor to the Ag programme.