We work through our Ugandan partner, Amigos Uganda, which is a registered NGO in Uganda. Together with participant communities, they design, execute and report on the programmes. Here are some of the team in Uganda:

Robina Gloria Kyoshabire Sseruwagi - Country Director

Robina has been a member of the Amigos board since 2016 and is passionate about the work of Amigos. She is an advocate of the high court of Uganda. She is a wife, a mother, and an advocate of women's and children’s rights. She loves people and enjoys volunteering. She is a trained mediator with Mediators without Borders with a keen interest in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR).

Titus Okello BA - Livelihoods & Community Extension Coordinator

As the Extension Coordinator Ti’s role is varied and wide-ranging. He oversees all our work in the community, heading up 30 conservation farming groups annually, managing our core group of extension workers, and developing new initiatives. Ti also teaches Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Appropriate Technologies Titus has always dreamed of working with an NGO (charity) that can unite him with local communities. He loves to serve communities and see them flourish.

Joshua Kizito BA - Youth Empowerment Facilitator

Josh has a degree in Adults and Community Education; he specialised in working with, and educating, vulnerable people, with a focus on how they can access resources and become self-reliant. He has previously worked in child sponsorship for another NGO, and international volunteers with Watoto Church, Kampala. Josh is responsible for Kira Farm Development Centre's curriculum, overseeing all trainers, and helping them 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 & 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 staff 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 - 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 is a valued member of the Amigos Uganda team. He speaks 17 languages/dialects!

Catherine Essanyu BSc – Child Sponsorship Assistant & Human Resource

Catherine has a Bachelors in Social Sciences, specialising in Gender & Development and English Literature. She holds a post graduate in Project Planning & Management. She brings to Amigos not only her professional experience in human resource management and customer service, but also a background of working with orphans at Jinja Child Care centre. She is a focused and dedicated professional.

Areebabyoona Kanyonyore - Director of Finance

Areeba is passionate about figures. He has 10 years’ experience with accountancy firm Sync Partners as director of finance at Trinity Schools Uganda. He is an ACCA affiliate, a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda, holds a Master’s in Business Administration from Edinburgh Business School and a Bachelor’s in Commerce.

Maureen Josephine - Livelihoods & Community Extension Assistant Coordinator

Maureen was a Kira Trainee in 2014, where alongside knowledge and skills she also gained a healthy view of herself as a strong woman with leadership skills. With a passion for community development, Maureen has worked for different NGOs including VSO Uganda before coming back home to Amigos. She is excited to be able to use her leadership and communication skills in a greater capacity and loves to facilitate holistic restoration in communities.

Vincent Anguyo - Agriculture and Beekeeping Trainer

Vincent is our specialist in conservation farming techniques. He’s out in the field most days working closely with our trainees. Vincent has gone through extensive conservation farming training and loves passing on his knowledge to others. He has recently added beekeeping training to his repertoire. Vincent was one of our first trainees and proved so good, we couldn't let him go!

Lydia Namirembe BA - Tailoring & 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, Construction & 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 & Beautician Trainer

As a beautician, Nantongo trains our young women and men 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 & 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 skilful young man who has a passion to help others. Joshua is not only responsible for Kira Farm's IT, videos and photography, 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.

Isaiah Lubwana – Menstrual Hygiene Management

Isaiah is one of our former trainees who loves sharing knowledge. He has been supporting as an intern with the rabbit project, tailoring and cosmetology departments. He is a resourceful individual now spearheading our Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) projects alongside providing assistance in both the tailoring and cosmetology training departments.

William Ssekalembe – Farm Manager

William brings his valuable knowledge and experience to Kira Farm specialising in organic vegetable and fruit growing. His background includes producing organic Japanese vegetables and drying organic fruits for the Japanese export market. 

Olivia Bakko - Kira Farm Caterer

Olivia is one of our former trainees and her responsibilities at Kira include preparing three meals a day, keeping both staff and trainees very well fed. She loves catering and is passionate about creating a variety of healthy meals. She is seen by the trainees as one of the most important people at the centre (especially when you're hungry!).

David Ntege - Security Guard

David is one of our security guards helping to keep Kira Farm safe among his other responsibilities. He comes from Nalyamagonja Village where Kira Farm is located, so has good knowledge of the surrounding area.

Edward Batumba - Security Guard 

Edward Batumbya Kizza is one of our security guards with 8 years serving in security departments before working with us. He has also served in the Triple Canopy Guard force in Iraq for 1 year. His commitment and capabilities are sure to keep Kira Farm safe. 

Anthony Yiga - Farm Assistant / Security Guard 

Anthony has been supporting Kira Farm in security and in assisting the tree nursery. He has proven to be a valuable resource and as such has taken the role of farm assistant. His 5 years’ experience in farming grounds him as a greatly valued member of the team.

Ugandan Board of Directors 

Elizabeth Mugumya - Chairperson

Elizabeth is CEO of Capital Law Partners & Advocates holding a law degree and postgraduate diploma from the University of Wales. Elizabeth’s speciality includes mergers and acquisitions, constituting and advising boards of directors, compliance, licensing, contract negotiation, private equity and arbitration. Elizabeth is currently a member of the International Lawyers for Africa’s National Committee 2018. 

Pastor Sam Mukabi Zema

Sam is Senior Pastor of Masaka Pentecostal Church, and president of Foundation for Effective Leadership. As an inspirational speaker, Sam is in high demand nationally and internationally, speaking at numerous conferences in Uganda and around the world. His passion is to inspire and equip people in leadership, business skills and marriage. 

Patrick Okonye

Patrick is a retired Senior Superintendent of Uganda’s Prisons who was responsible for Livestock Health & Development. Patrick has been guiding Amigos almost from the beginning. He was the equivalent to the UK’s CEO in Uganda for many years. He is hugely valued and sits on the Uganda board providing advice with his extensive knowledge in farming.

Peter Genza

Peter is an international artist, writer and satirist. He is a co-founder of the Ugandan children's cancer charity, Bless A Child Foundation. Peter is also a director at Kampala Art Auction Ltd and a director at Foundation for Effective Leadership. His passion is to equip people in business and leadership skills.

Richard Kibuuka BA MA

Richard is a development professional with over 12 years experience working with international NGOs. At present he is leading sustainable development solutions in Uganda, Ethiopia and Malawi with Evidence Action. He is passionate about evidence-based programming and seeing participants empowered to take a lead in their own development. In the past he has worked with World Vision and Amigos Worldwide. Richard is married to Stacy, they have two children.