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Nansozi K. Muwanga holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Toronto, Canada, and a Masters Degree in Area Studies from London University. A Senior Lecturer in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at Makerere University, Uganda, Nansozi has over fifteen years of working experience, as an educator, researcher and administrator. But her real passion lies in education – the making of education policy as well as the delivery of quality education at different levels and in different national contexts and how this gives opportunity and a voice to those often excluded.

SSIMBWA KAYONDO, Secretary/Principal

Prince Ssimbwa Kayondo is a person with a great love for and a strong commitment towards children. Since the year 2000, he has been the Head Teacher of Mulago II BEUPA Learning Centre that provides tuition free non-formal education to children in urban poverty areas. He has served in poor communities as a volunteer since 1990 with vast experience in handling orphans and vulnerable children. He served as a sponsorship supervisor with Plan International in Mulago II Parish for 4 years. He mobilized for the formation of several community-based organizations for people affected with HIV/AIDS. He is also a trained technician with professional skills in Motor Vehicle Technology, computer repair, maintenance and networking together with project planning and Management.


Irene Mutumba, is the founder of PEDN, The Private Education Development Network in Uganda, a non profit organization formed in June 2004 to promote youth empowerment through the establishment of entrepreneurial and business skills programs in primary, secondary and tertiary institutions in Uganda. A teacher by profession, she has now become a leading social and business entrepreneur among women in Uganda. Irene believes that Uganda’s true hopes for economic development lie within an educational system that promotes independent thought and an entrepreneurial spirit. Irene was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2005. Ashoka is the global association of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs – men and women with system changing solutions for the world’s most urgent social problems.

NICOLE SCHOUELA, Vice Chairperson

Nicole acts as coordinator between the Vancouver and Ugandan teams. She lives in Vancouver and travels to Uganda regularly.



Josephine has over 15 years of Managerial and Administrative experience. She holds an MA in Public Administration and Management and a BA in Sociology and Psychology from Punjab University. She currently works as Uganda Project Coordinator for Health Volunteers Overseas. She previously worked for American Jewish World Service as Regional Representative for 5 years and in HR management for a Kenyan Telecom Company for 8 years. Josephine is passionate about working with the underprivileged to change their quality of life through training and capacity building.

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