Our Team

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Nakirya Brenda Doreen

Managing Director and Co-Founder

Brenda has a Master of Public Health Disaster Management and a Bachelor’s degree of Community Psychology from Makerere University. She worked with Infectious Disease Research Collaboration as a Home-based Tracking Counselor and she was the Team Leader in 2015 while there. She has participated in research from different institutions. She also serves as the Vice Chairperson on the Women Right’s Initiative Board.

 

Brenda has been working with CCUg since its inception.Her passion is to reach out to the grass root communities and create change.  She firmly believes that working together, individuals can make a real difference in the communities where they live and work.  That belief informs the CCUg mission: "working hand in hand for a better life" and drives our ongoing efforts on behalf of children, women and youths in the areas we serve.

In her free time, Brenda loves music, reading, swimming and cooking.

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Kizza Ivan Tonny

Programs Associate

Tonny is  a graduate from Makerere University with Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences. He is passionate and an advocate for sexual reproductive health and rights (SRHR) in meeting the physical, social and psychological needs of vulnerable children. As our programs associate, he undertake various roles supporting the formulation of program strategies, and implementing organizational actives and mobilizing resources. In addition he is paving way for further growth in our programs capabilities so that more orphans,  vulnerable children and families are served.

 

During his free time, Tonny loves doing photography and taking on adventurous activities in new places. He also enjoys spending time with friends and family through fun loving moments.

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Namwase Grace

Project Officer in Charge of Sponsorship 

Grace graduated from Makerere University with a Bachelor’s degree in Development Studies. She volunteered with us in 2018 after her internship program. Currently, Grace is a project officer undertaking various roles in health education on menstrual hygiene, training teachers and school administrators in comprehensive sexuality education and equipping adolescent girls with the skills needed to make reusable sanitary pads under the Menstrual Hygiene and Management project.

 

During her free time, Grace enjoys swimming and making new friends.

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Nabirye Justine

Group Saving Project Officer

Justine holds a Bachelor in Community Psychology. She worked with Bugadde Savings and Credit Cooperative (SACCO) for a period of 2 years before she joined Community Concerns Uganda. She joined CCUg in 2014 and was actively involved with our crafts project and with her expertise in financial management, she became the GSP leader.

In her free time, she loves listening to Music and reading the Bible.

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Nangulu Michael

Programs Director and Co-Founder

Michael holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Community Psychology from Makerere University. He is enthusiastic about education and deeply believes that poverty can be reduced through improved access to quality education, especially among girls and women. He is very passionate about the use of evidence in programming; and his role includes planning and initiating programs and projects in relation to the organization’s strategic plan.

 

Michalel has more than 6 years’ experience in program design and implementation, individual and group counseling, proposal writing among others.

 

During his free time, Michael loves listening to music, planting flowers, reading novels, books as well as writing fiction and non-fiction stories.

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Baife Charles

Sexual Reproductive Health Officer

Charles holds a Bachelor of Counselling and Guidance. In his work with CCUg, Charles provides one-on-one counseling with students and vulnrable children and oversees implementation of sexual reproductive health activities conducted in schools. He also develops and delivers the curriculum for our adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health programs.

 

In his spare time, Charles enjoys socializing, sports, traveling and volunteering.  

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Banzuma Mebra

Accountant/Administrator

Mebra holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Statistics from Makerere University with a CPA. She joined us in 2020. She undertakes various duties and responsibilities of ensuring appropriate tracking, recording, allocation, appropriation and reporting of organization finances under which she performs various tasks. Out of these, she has acquired emotional Intelligence, communication, leadership, flexibility, tech-savviness, honesty and integrity skills. She likes working with us because of a strong team that works tirelessly to achieve the organizational goals and Objectives, being a believer she also enjoys working with us because our management is built on the foundation of God. During her free time, she likes reading, discussing new ideas, serving the public, traveling, interacting with people and making friends.

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Kakaire Ashiraf

Project Officer in charge of Social Media

Ashiraf is a graduate of Development Economics (B.A Hons) from Makerere University. He joined Community Concerns Uganda in January 2020 as a volunteer.

 

His responsibilities include monitoring activities of Group Savings Project groups and beneficiaries of our child education sponsorship program.  He conducts basic business training sessions, mentors students, assists in project implementation and resource mobilization and manages our social media.

During his free time, Ashiraf likes reading social media and watching soccer.