Godwin Ssesazi BA - Director of Operations
Godwin is a natural leader and well respected by people of all ages. He has 11 years' experience working as an Associate Pastor at Victory Church Ntinda, where his role included management, overseeing finance and accounts, planning projects and missions. Prior to his appointment as Director of Operations, Godwin was the resident pastor at Kira Farm Development Centre, providing counselling, discipleship and spiritual support to staff and students. Godwin's true passion is 'development from the inside out' - leading to real and lasting transformation.
Titus Okello BA - Livelihoods and Community Extension Coordinator
As the Extension Coordinator Titus’s role is varied and wide-ranging. Titus oversees all our work in the community, heading up 35 conservation farming groups, managing our core group of extension workers, and developing new initiatives such as village savings groups (an alternative way of saving when there are no local banks). Titus also teaches Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Appropriate Technologies and Natural Medicines. Titus has always dreamed of working with an NGO (charity) that can unite him with local communities. Amigos is very fortunate to have him as part of our great Ugandan team.
Joshua Kizito BA - Youth Empowerment Facilitator
Joshua has a degree in Adults and Community Education; he specialised in working with, and educating, vulnerable groups (eg the disabled), with a focus on how they can access resources and become self-reliant. He has previously worked in child sponsorship for another NGO, and he worked with international volunteers with Watoto Church, Kampala. As Youth Empowerment Facilitator, Joshua is responsible for Kira’s curriculum, overseeing all trainers, and also helping trainees with their personal development. Joshua is central to the smooth running and success of Kira Farm and he is an invaluable part of the team.
Mary Kizito - Operation Assistant and Manageress of Kira Lodges
Mary is responsible for the well-being of our trainees and staff. She is central to making the whole project run smoothly, liaising between Godwin, Joshua and the entire Kira community. Mary is also manageress of Kira Lodges, our income generating guesthouses/trainee learning centre, enabling ‘real-life’ training for Kira young people who are interested in finding employment in the catering sector. Mary is married to Joshua and plays a key role in hosting international trips
Joseph Sabiiti - Amigos Child Sponsorship Coordinator
Joseph oversees our Child Sponsorship programme, visiting our sponsored children at home and at school. Joseph collects letters and school report cards three times a year to send to our sponsors, he pays school fees and coordinates the children’s savings programme. Joseph also plays an active role in receiving and hosting international volunteers: arranging travel, accommodation, home visits, and safaris. Joseph speaks 17 languages/dialects!
Milly Wasige - Child Sponsorship Coordinator
Milly has a Bachelor's degree in Social Sciences, specialising in Social Administration and Economics. She has been working in the NGO sector for over ten years and is a great asset to the Amigos team. Milly is our newest member of staff and has fantastic interpersonal skills - she relates easily with different age groups which is vital for her role in the Child Sponsorship department. Milly has the passion, training and experience to support vulnerable children and help them make the right life choices. She has two lovely boys, Joshua and Samuel.
Vincent Anguyo - Agriculture Trainer and Farm Manager
Vincent is our specialist in conservation farming techniques. He’s out in the field most days supervising all crop production and working closely with our trainees. Vincent has gone through extensive training in ‘Farming God’s Way’ and loves passing on his knowledge to others. Vincent was one of our first trainees and proved so good, we couldn't let him go!
Lydia Namirembe BA - Tailoring and Crafts Trainer
Lydia provides creative hands-on training, equipping our students to make garments for adults and children, as well as creating decorative household items. Lydia also teaches the decorating of fabrics through painting and tie-dye, the weaving of bags, and the manufacture of crafts such as necklaces, earrings, and bangles.
Alex Lutakome PGDE - Building, Cement and Thatching Trainer
In between training at Kira Farm, Alex has his own very successful building and thatching business. Many of Alex’s grass thatched buildings have become iconic structures throughout Uganda. Alex brings a unique twist of using traditional African designs and natural resources coupled with down-to-earth techniques. We are incredibly fortunate to have Alex sharing his rare skills with our trainees.
Nantongo Mwajuma - Hairdressing and Beautician Trainer
As a beautician Nantongo trains our girls in hair, skincare and beauty. This wide-ranging course also includes: colouring, extensions, braiding and hair straightening as well as manicures, pedicures, nail services and make-up. Many Kira graduates go on to set up successful hairdressing salons in their own homes, providing much needed income for their families.
Justin Ocira - Carpentry Trainer
Justin loves training young Ugandans in the much-needed skill of woodwork. From crafts, household furniture, cutting in a roof, or making doors and windows, Justin makes sure a Kira trainee is able to supplement their income by turning their hands to carpentry when returning to rural Uganda.
Peter Genza BA - Business and Leadership Trainer
Peter’s role at Kira is to help each trainee become a skilful and confident entrepreneur through a series of short courses. As an entrepreneur himself, nothing brings Peter more pleasure than helping each Kira trainee reach their full potential. Peter’s other passion is training pastors and community leaders in effective leadership, which he does very successfully through our workshops for farming group leaders.
Joshua Nsereko Dip - ICT Trainer
Joshua is a vibrant young man who has a passion to help others. Joshua is not only responsible for Kira Farm's IT, but also teaches our trainees in basic computer skills. Joshua has quite a challenge on his hands as most of our trainees come from rural Uganda and have never laid eyes on a computer before.
Denis Obia - Farm Assistant and Bicycle Repairs Trainer
Denis assists Peter and Alex in the training of carpentry and building, alongside crop production with Vincent in the field. Denis is a huge support to all Kira staff and trainers, and a shining example to new Kira trainees.
Isaac Otto – Farm Assistant and Assistant Bicycle Repairs Trainer
Isaac assists Vincent with crop production at Kira Farm Development Centre, as well as training students in bike mechanics. He is a valuable member of the team.
Lukman Mutyaba - Livestock
Lukman is in charge of all livestock on Kira Farm, including goats, rabbits and chickens, as well as providing training in animal husbandry.
Ivan Muddu - Kira Farm Cook
Ivan's responsibilities at Kira include preparing three main meals a day, keeping both staff and trainees very well fed. Ivan is a former Kira trainee who always has a big smile and is seen by the trainees as one of the most important people at the centre!
Concey Balimwitayijo - Security Guard
Concey helps look after Kira Farm Development Centre 24/7. Concey also helps in ground duties and raising tree seedlings. Our security guards are valued members of the Amigos family.
Pastor Sam Mukabi