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Josephine joined the Uganda Creates team in June 2012 as our first Youth Development Manager, assuming overall responsibility for all the projects and staff  in Uganda and for developing new programmes and initiatives.

Josephine has a degree in Adult and Community Education and has previous experience with other NGOs in Uganda including World Vision and SPAU.

Josephine has now run the organisation in Uganda for over 4 years and in that time has implemented a new project in Kayunga, and implemented our Vocational Training Scheme, which now runs across all project sites.

She has an infectiously happy personality and a drive not only to succeed, but to improve the lives of young people in Uganda.


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Vinny is one of 5 bothers. His father passed away when he was 17 and although he was a keen student, Vinny was chosen by his eldest brother to look after the family house.

When we arrived in Bajjo, Vinny was making his living as an ‘odd job’ man, finding work wherever he could. Keen to get involved, we initially employed Vinny as a translator, however the more time we spent with him, the more we were impressed by his potential. After a pilot run of our programmes, we offered him the opportunity to become our programme manager with full responsibility of all programmes, staff and budget.

After two years of running the programmes in Bajjo, Vinny moved on to become our programme manager in Bombo, running the Creative Studies and WhizzKids United programmes in the town’s schools, although he continues to work closely with the project in Bajjo.

He has now been working for Uganda Creates for coming up to 10 years.

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Eight years ago, Joshua was one of Uganda Creates' first Resource Centre Members in Bajjo. He was studying in Primary 6 at the time and was an extremely bright young man. While he successfully  progressed to Secondary School and though he was performing well, he was unable to complete his Secondary Education due to his family's financial constraints.

When the Resource Centre Manager position opened up in Bajjo last year, Joshua jumped at the chance of putting back into the community what he had got out. He now facilitates the recreational activities out of the Resource Centre in Bajjo, inspiring the next generation in the community to build a positive future.

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Millie has been our Programme Assistant in Bombo for the last four years, working alongside Vinny to support the young people through their life skills journey.

She came on board to ensure we were able to provide greater support to the female participants on our programmes, and in that time we have seen the outcomes of young girls and women on our programmes markedly improve.

Millie works on both the WhizzKids United programme and the Creative Studies programme in Bombo, working on approximately 15 programmes a year; and delivering to over 600 young people.

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As one of the co-founders, Anna was part of the team who headed out to Uganda to set-up the first project in 2008 and now operates as Trustee and Director of Projects. She has completed a number of follow-up visits to Uganda over the last ten years, and regularly speaks and advises the Ugandan team on project delivery, day-to-day finances and ideas for moving the charity forwards.

Anna is a Chartered Physiotherapist (MSc), with a previous degree in Anatomical Sciences (BSc Hons). She has over ten years of physiotherapy experience in the NHS in and around London. Anna completed previous voluntary work in Uganda in 2005, and used her physiotherapy experience while in Uganda to support young people with severe disabilities.

She has been involved in a number of fundraising events for Uganda Creates, completing the Lands End to John O'Groats bike ride, 3-Peaks Challenge; and running the Loch Ness Marathon.

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Karl originally founded the charity in 2007, and now operates as Trustee and Director of Programmes. 

Karl has worked to develop creative and innovative solutions to some of the most difficult social problems faced by young people from disadvantaged communities throughout his career. He has spent over ten years managing national programmes for children and young people, both in the UK and in sub-Saharan Africa; working across Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, South Africa and Ghana.

He is currently the CEO for Able Child Africa, an organisation working with partner organisations in sub-Saharan Africa to achieve equal rights for disabled children and young people; and spent three and half years at UpRising, a youth leadership and social mobility charity in the UK, as Director of Programmes and Operations, managing a portfolio of  programmes across the UK.

Karl has a speciality in programme development. He has created, developed and/or implemented five development programmes across four countries and for three organisations: UpRising’s Environmental Leadership Programme, and the My Voice My Vote Programme in the UK; Africaid’s WhizzKids United Life Skills Programme in South Africa, Ghana and Uganda; the On-the-Ball life skills programme in the UK; and Uganda Create’s Creative Studies Programme.

Karl has two undergraduate degrees, a Post-Graduate Diploma in International Development and an MA in International Studies and Diplomacy.

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Rick is one of the co-founders of Uganda Creates and was one of the team who headed out to Uganda to set-up the first project in 2008. He now operates as Trustee and Director of Operations.

Rick is passionate about social change and has expertise in business management and social enterprise. He has a degree in Business Administration (BSc Hons) and spent over five years at Accenture, a global management consultancy, before moving into the charity sector to apply his corporate sector experience with some of the biggest NGOs in the UK.

He is currently the founder and CEO of thirdbridge - a social enterprise dedicated to building and strengthening partnerships between the private and third sector so that every organisation maximises the positive impact they have on society. 



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Julia is one of the new trustees and directors of Uganda Creates taking on the role early in 2019. She first became involved in the charity through her work with AbleChildAfrica in which she remotely supported the capacity building and project development of local East African charities and projects to improve the access and quality of education to children with disabilities in their communities.

Julia is very passionate about the access to opportunities and empowerment, especially through locally lead projects. She has worked on the ground with the grassroots Indian charity Thriveseed giving girls and boys access to education in the slums of Delhi, whilst also challenging the stigma attached to girls having the right to access formal education. Additionally, she has a masters in Gender, Development and Globalisation (MSc) from the London School of Economics, and currently works on the programmes side of a children's medical charity called Chain of Hope. In her current position, she works with correspondents in over 30 countries, mostly based in the African countries, to coordinate the care and transfer of children with severe cardiac problems to world class hospitals where they can be given life saving treatment.

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Jess joins Uganda Creates in early 2019 as a trustee, bringing with her a passion for public relations, digital marketing and sustainable international development. With her international background in living and working in the US, UK and across Asia, she has worked with charities and organisations that focus on local, grassroots development and tailored solutions for targeted socio-economic, educational and environmental issues. Such charities include ANZA Tanzania, a business accelerator empowering local businesses and entrepreneurs; the York International Development Network, which utilises on-the-ground research to formulate targeted solutions in areas including creative activism in Uganda and sustainable energy in Colombia; and Crossroads Hong Kong, an NGO committed to providing local solutions and education programmes for the city. 


Jess also has a degree in Politics and International Relations from the University of York and most recently worked for one of London’s leading PR and marketing agencies across a wide portfolio of leading restauraters, hoteliers, tourism companies and brands. She is excited to bring together her passion for encouraging equality, empowerment and justice through grassroots activity with her experience in digital and print marketing, press relations, event management and social media in this role with Uganda Creates. 

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