the

Mbuyu

Foundation

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OUR

Team

We have the best team in the world - read below to see their role in the Mbuyu family - and if you head over to our blog you can learn more about their individual stories in our blog series.

All of our team, including our Directors call Uganda home.  

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LEAH MAKANDA

Mbuyu Director and Co-Founder

( treasurer, visionary, project overseer ) 

 

While Rob & Leah make decisions together - Leah handles the day to day running of the Foundation, she oversees the projects, the funding, the administration etc. Fundraisers etc. 

Anything that's to do with the Mbuyu Projects and future plans comes under Leah.  

 

Dr ROBERS MAKANDA 

Medical & Business Director & Co-Founder

 

Dr Rob runs, and oversees all the Mbuyu medical projects. Any of the medical camps, medical care for workers, students, mbuyu families comes under him.

He also oversees any of the Mbuyu Businesses that help to keep the foundation running.

 

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Projects Manager & Read for Life 

Co-ordinator

Juliet has been with the Mbuyu Foundation almost from the start. 

She's a qualified social worker and is passionate about seeing children reach their potential. 

Especially as she is where she is today - through the help of Australian sponsors! 

Juliet is our Read for Life co-ordinator and also our Projects Manager.

We would not be where we are today without Juliets hardwork and commitment. 

Skills for Life Co-ordinator 

 

 Mary joined our team in March 2018 when the need arose for a Skills training co-ordinator. 

She is exceptionally gifted in her role in teaching the mothers/fathers who come for skills training. 

She also volunteers in our reading program and has a passion for children knowing about God and growing and developing.

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Catering and Food management teacher & adult literacy co-ordinator

Harriet joined our team in September 2018 as our catering teacher. And took on adult literacy in late 2019.

She's a great cook and great at managing and caring for her students. 

She's passionate about helping her students to learn so they can get out of poverty. 

Harriet is a single mum to two gorgeous girls. 

Mbuyu Football Club COACH (Sports for life)

Bismarck joined our team at the end of 2018 and has been an amazing asset to the team. 

Bismarck is from Nigeria originally. 

 

Bismarck is a professional football player by profession and brings all those amazing skills to his role as Sports for life Coach for our MFC team ( Mbuyu Football Club) 

He is passionate about seeing the young men he works with grow up to reach their dreams, but also to be good, respectful citizens of Uganda. 

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TEAM

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Study Club Co-ordinator & adult literacy teacher​

Joshua grew up with Rob, so he's been a great friend for a long time. Josh is passionate about helping others to reach their potential - no matter what their background may be. 

Josh co-ordinates our nightly study club for students in the slums, where he tutors students and helps them reach their potential. 

He also assists us by teaching night classes for adult literacy. 

Read for life Teacher

Moses is a social worker at The Salvos home for disabled children.  And is one of the original minds behind the Read for Life program. 

His passion for his students (& all the children he works with) - and his desire to see them reach their potential is contagious!

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Read for Life Teacher

 

Samantha joined our team in early 2018, first as a volunteer and now as a Read for Life teacher. 

Samantha is a qualified social worker and a business women who is incredibly bright and a lot of fun. 

She is passionate about seeing kids break the poverty cycle. 

Office Administrator and Read for Life Teacher

Lillian joined the Read for Life team in the second half of 2018. Then took on the additional role of office administrator in January 2020. 

She is a qualified social worker and passionate about helping men, women and children change their futures. 

She is a willing helper in every area of the program and quick to share her big smile with the children and make them feel welcomed. 

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Read for Life Teacher

Nuruh is a qualified primary teacher and joined the Read for Life program not long after it started. 

She has a very special way with the children - especially the youngest ones. 

They enjoy lots of singing and rhymes in her class.  

Mbuyu Creche & Adult Literacy Teacher 

 

Fedreis joined our team in 2018 when we saw the need to have a creche during our Read for Life and our skills training. 

Fedreis is a qualified nursery teacher and loves caring for the babies and toddlers. 

They enjoy her singing and dancing and reading together.

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Jewellery & Accessories teacher

Lovely Lillian joined our team in July 2018 as the Jewellery and accessories teacher for our Skills for Life program. 

Lillian studied sewing and design but found her real passion in making beautiful pieces of jewellery. 

She has a deep love for God and seeing people reach their potential. 

Mbuyu Cook 

 

Afswa joined our team in 2018 when we were in need of a cook.

She is our wonderful cook for the Read for Life kids & skills training attendants & creche babies. 

Her joy and that beautiful smile light up the room. 

She has a deep love for God and others.  

She is single mum to 4 beautiful boys. 

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Mbuyu Cleaner

Lubega joined our family in April , 2019 

He has come on board as our Mbuyu Cleaner. 

He does a great job of keeping our Life Centre and office clean and is becoming a great part of our team family. 

He is a father to 2 children and is determined to give them a bright future. 

Sports Coach & Study Club Teacher

Joseph joined our team in mid 2018, when he came on board as a volunteer with our sports program and as a teacher for our study club. 

 

Joseph is currently studying business at University  

 

Joseph is passionate about helping the young people to reach their full potential and to discover dreams for their future.