Joshua Mutumba, born in Nabinaka, Bamunanika County in Luwero District is a teacher by profession. He comes to the CGC Board with wide experience representing Teachers of our Partner Schools. As having been Voted by the Community Stakeholders, Joshua happens to be one of the very first teachers who witnessed the entrance of CGC into the Mazzi Community that was found to be a needy community with very little or no education structures. Joshua was one of the first four teachers in Mazzi Senior Secondary school, who has long served the community and see the numbers of teachers grow from four (4) to over Twenty-two (22), an increase in the number of girls attending secondary school and the growth and vibrancy of the community of Mazzi in Kamira Sub County.
A Graduate of Al Fateh University, Tripoli, Joshua’s background with Physics, Political Science, Child Protection and Research makes him a cutting edge teacher for the community in Mazzi. As a Teacher, he has had vast experience with various schools including St. Lawrence Citizen High School, Semu Muwanguzi Memorial and the Mazzi Vocational School. He has been influential in the growth of Mazzi Senior Secondary and the Director of Studies and Contact Teacher for CGC was central to the partnership between CGC and the school. He has been influential in the community in various capacities such as Chairman Mazzi Primacy School Management Committee, Chairman Sub-county area Land Committee, Chairman Kamira Sub-county Buganda Education Committee and Synod Member Luwero Doicese.
The First Female Board Chairperson for Concern for the Girl Child, Ruth comes in as the Second Board Chair for the Organization since its inception in 2001.A Champion for Girls Education in Uganda; Ruth carries a wide dimension of leadership hats that she brings to the CGC family. The Honorable Ruth Kavuma Nvumetta earns this title as a member of the 9th Parliament of Uganda, having represented the people of Kalangala as their Women’s representative for the Ssese Islands. She served on various parliamentary committees and these included the Social Services committee (Health and Education; Trade, Tourism and Industry; Vice Chairperson of the Science and Technology Committee; HIV/AIDS; Natural Resources; Forum for Food Security, Population and Reproductive Health; Network of the African Women Ministers and Parliamentarians Uganda Chapter –Maternal Health; and Treasurer for the Uganda Women Parliamentary Association). Ruth was the first Ugandan Headmistress for Gayaza High School at 34 years; one of the most prestigious missionary founded schools in Uganda. Having risen from the ranks a Physics and Maths Teacher, Ruth was the Deputy Headmistress of this school. Ruth is an old student of GAYAZA High School and attended this school meritoriously for both her Ordinary Matriculation and Advanced Levels of Education. As a graduate of the prestigious Makerere University she earned herself a Bachelor’s Degree in Science as a Honors, a Post Graduate diploma in Education and Masters of Education Planning and Administration. She also brings to the CGC family a Certificate in Education Administration and Management from Bristol University From Public Health as a Family Planning and Sexual Reproductive Health Champion, Leadership, Education, Governance, Gender mainstreaming, Information and Communication Technology, and Early Childhood Development, Ruth carries a wealth of experience with these areas of expertise. She currently a member of several Boards in the country and Associations including;-Executive of the Gayaza High School Old Students Association, Founder, Jajja Ruth Child Care Centre, Steering Committee African Women Leaders Network, The NabagerekaKisakate Foundation, Biotechnology and Biosafety Consortium, Bible Society of Uganda, Board of Governors Kings College Buddo, Board Bukasa Secondary School, Chair- Female Education in Mathematics and Sciences in Africa, Founder Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE) Uganda Chapter 1997 and the FAWE Advisory Board Africa, Alliance for the community action in Female Education (Africa), Council Uganda Christian University, Founder and Board Environment Alert, Chair- Reactivating, Elevating Supporting Sustaining Community Service, Council Mutesa1 Royal University, Member Female Schoalrship Initiative Selection Committee Makerere University, Patron Mama Alive Initiatives, Board ACODE, Board Uganda Heart Institute, Former Member St. Mary’s College Kisubi, Former member Uganda National Examinations Board, Freelance Educational Consultant.
Faith E. Nabaggala the proprietor of Gala Image Consulting, is the ONLY Certified Image Consultant in Uganda. She received her certification from the South African Image Academy. Her specialty is Style, Image and Brand Development. Faith also qualified with a Bachelors of Arts in Industrial and Fine Art from Makerere University, specializing in Advertising and Fashion design.
Faith joins the CGC Family as a new board member bringing along with her successful experience in brand development, Style and image development, Creative Conceptualization and Etiquette Training.
Faith was the Creative Director for the Nabagereka Magazine (2015-2016), Guest Speaker at the Uganda Health Marketing Group UHMG 2016, Bridal Consultant for the New Vision – Bride and Groom Magazine (2015- to date), Bridal Consultant with Mariah’s Place (2014 to date), Guest Speaker and Panelist at the NTV Morning show and Urban TV during 2014 and 2015.
With over 8 years of experience as a Graphics Designer, Faith’s work with QG Saatchi & Saatchi included serving some of East Africa's strongest brands such as MTN, Bank of Africa, Woolworths, Stanbic, World Bank, and many more in her portfolio. She also served as the Senior Art Director for TBWA/Limelight and proudly worked on the Uganda Baati, Good business and Stanbic Bank accounts.
Both as an Image consultant and Communication designer at Gala image Consulting, Faith advises clients on their personal style to help enhance their image and on a corporate level she has handled branding of several large and medium scale companies like Uganda Air Cargo, Medipharm Sales, Uganda Revenue Authority, Mukwano Industries, Nnabagereka Development Foundation, Power Trust Solar, Buganda Land Board, Uganda Free Zones Authority and several others.
Dr.Twesigye Chairs the Personnel Committee of the Board of Directors of Concern for the Girl Child (CGC). He began his professional social work career as a Volunteer and later, as a Project Officer with CGC; he subsequently served as a Senior Psychiatric Social Worker with the Ugandan Ministry of Health and a Social Work Lecturer at the Uganda Christian University, Mukono. Dr.Twesigye is presently a Lecturer in the Social Work and Social Administration Department at Makerere University where he also coordinates the Fieldwork Practice Program and MFamily Program. The MFamily Program is a Master of Social Work Program that offers specialist training in the field of Family and Child welfare; it is jointly implemented by a Consortium comprising Makerere University, Gothenburg University, University of Stavanger and ISCTE-University Institute of Lisbon. Dr.Twesigye teaches and supervises graduate and undergraduate students in the following social work practice fields: (i) Counselling, (ii) Mental Health, (iii) Disability, and (iv) Developmental Social Work. He is one of the lead researchers who are currently undertaking research on “indigenous and innovative social work practice models in East Africa” that is funded by the Austrian Partnership Program in Higher Education and Research for Development (APPEAR). He is the Champion in using and training of users in Qualitative Data Analysis with Atlast.ti in Uganda. He has published research in peer-reviewed Social Work Journals. Dr.Twesigye obtained a BSW from Makerere University, MSW from University of Botswana and Ph.D from Stellenbosch University. He can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org or +256782422877.
Jean is a regionally recognized expert and advocate for women’s rights with over 7 years’ experience in gender- based violence programming. She has successfully mobilized and coordinated a network of over 500 organizations and individuals addressing GBV in the Horn, East and Southern parts of Africa. With extensive knowledge on the technicalities, work and dynamics on GBV prevention and response in the region; she is skilled in infusing a rights based analysis into prevention and response and helps organizations to critically think about and design programmes that prioritize the safety of vulnerable groups. She is also skilled in advocacy and influencing thoughts to advocate for a social protection policy and law on domestic violence in Uganda. Currently she works as Programme Manager for the GBV prevention network at Raising Voices. Her work and expertize have exposed her to a diverse range of organizations, institutions and networks in the region on the global VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN prevention area. Jean brings to Concern for the Girl Child experience and training as a Masters of Arts Student Makerere University in Social Sector Planning and Management and Bachelors of Arts in Social Work and Social Administration also from Makerere University Kampala. She also brings experience from trainings in designing, facilitating and evaluating adult training and reflection processes for social transformation from ACFODE (Action for Development); ethical considerations for researching Gender-Based Violence from WHO/PATH Daresalam; Consultancy experience with Inter-Aid Uganda on Capacity building for Gender based Violence; Design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation processes for GBV /sexual and reproductive health rights programmes for the Uganda Fishing Communities, UNFPA, IRCU (Inter-religious Council of Uganda, Skills building for Intercambios Allianz in El Salvador and Nicaragua, and Community based approaches for prevention against GBV for Monfomnet in Mongolia,; Evaluations for the World Bank and Research for Save the Children. Jean has worked with Raising Voices Uganda, Development Research and Training, Kyadondo Young Single Mothers’ Association, Mityana Uganda and is a member of several organizations including; Young Women Kampala, FEMNET, ACFODE Akina Mama waAfrika. Jean brings value to CGC as a member of both the Personnel and Resource Mobilization Board Committees.
Dr. Beatrice Sekabembe is professional in Library and Information Science and also Higher Education Studies. For 34 years Beatrice served diligently in academic libraries (Makerere University Library) digital repositories (with partners at the Centre for the Study of Higher Education at the University of Western Cape in South Africa) , and library consortia. At Makerere University Library, she served in various ranks within the Main University Library and as Head of the School of Education Library, one of the major branches of the University Library. A strong believer in library cooperation and information resource sharing, Beatrice is a founder member of the Consortium of Uganda University Libraries (CUUL), which led to the cooperation of libraries in Uganda, thereby enabling them to access electronic information resources. She served as the first Executive Secretary of CUUL and was also Coordinator of the International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publication (INASP) through their Programme for the Enhancement of Research Information (PERI). Beatrice was library consortia advocate in the East African Region.She holds a diploma and a Degree in Bachelor of Library and Information Science (BLIS) from the East African School of Library and Information Science (at Makerere) and an MA and PhD in Higher Education Management from the East African School of Higher Education Studies and Development (EASHESD) in the College of Education and External Studies (at Makerere University). She has a six year working experience as a Senior Lecturer, teaching students pursuing Masters Degrees at the EASHESD. During her teaching career, Beatrice took part in several research activities both locally and internationally. She has several academic publications in her areas of expertise. Beatrice also brings to Concern for the Girl Child Professional training experience in Research skill enhancement from the University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia State University, USA; Digitalization and Online Database Management from the University of Western Cape; ELIN Administration from the University of Lund Sweden; Internet and E-Resources from Makerere University; Library Information Conservation & Prevention by UNERCIA and Emerging Technologies from the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok, Thailand.
Until her retirement in 2012, Beatrice was the Administrator of the African Higher Education Research Online (AHERO), an online database of research information that is freely accessible to higher education students, researchers, managers and scholars. Beatrice has served her local community in various capacities bringing a wealth of experience to Concern for the Girl Child as a member on the Finance and Procurement Board Committee. At her Local Community Church she has served as a member on the council, warden and choir and is currently the Deputy Laity. She has also served on the Mother’s Union council at the Parish Level and is a Board member of the KansangaSenior Secondary School. In the early 1990s Beatrice served on the women’s village council. Country experience includes Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Ghana, Thailand, Sweden, Poland, Botswana and USA. With over 12 publications, Beatrice has authored and Co-authored several publications in research in various spheres including Sports and Academics; Information Technology; Gender and Organizational Culture; University education needs; and many more. Currently, Beatrice Lives with her family in Uganda and has several Grandchildren. She is a Director in Bake 4 Me Limited; a bakery company she co-owns with family.
Edwin has been part of the CGC family for over 15 years. As a founder member, he remains the current Board Vice Chairman of the new CGC Board. He also served as the former Board Treasurer on the last Board of CGC. With educations credentials in Development studies and Education as Master of Arts, Development Studies (UMU, 2004,), B.Ed. (1990); He was the Gender Based Violence Prevention Specialist at the Inter-Religious Council of Uganda (IRCU 2011-2013); he also worked as the IRCU Specialist for Planning and Resource Mobilization (2013-2014. He was the Regional Program Officer HIV/AIDS at the Dan ChurchAid Great Lakes Region Office (North Eastern Uganda, Southern Uganda, Northwestern Tanzania and Burundi (Sexual violence prevention advocacy project) (2005-2010).Edwin taught for six years at St. James Senior Secondary School (Jinja, 1985-1991) and was an.Examiner with the Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) for two years before joining the Civil Society (CSO) and development sector in 1991. He worked with Action Aid Uganda Kamuli (PAPSCA World Bank Project 1991-1994) , Action Aid Uganda Apac Project (1994-1995), Save the Children (UK): USAID and DFID funded programs (1995-1998), Community Development Resource Network (CDRN 1998 - 2005) a consulting and training NGO.He has experience of working at community level, with faith-based organizations and networks, with intermediary organizations, supporting partner organizations and working with central andlocal government staff as a facilitator and also as counter-part manager. He has also facilitated development processes and training work for local CBOs, local and international NGOs, local government and central government staff in Uganda and northwestern Tanzania.Edwin has experience and had training in Gender-Based Violence prevention, Participatory Gender Audit, Community Training, Participatory Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Program
Planning and Management, Strategic Planning, Research and Advocacy. He is an excellent facilitator, and a team player. He has leadership skills and ability to provide guidance on
development issues and processes. He has skills in participatory poverty analysis, and psychosocial support. He has participated in the Gender Based Violence prevention advocacy and networks. He also has skills and experience in proposal writing, and managing donor relations. He has a good understanding of the development context in Uganda and the donor environment. He served as a Chairperson on the Parents and Teachers Association Holy Cross Lake View Secondary School,(2000 -2005) on the Boards of Directors: Iganga Disabled Women’s Association, and Busoga Development Network. Currently he is the Head of Laity Church ofUganda Wobulenzi Parish. Board for. He has been to worked related international travel: India,Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, South Africa, Rwanda, and Canada.
Catherine is a Business Administrator, specializing in Human relations, Administration and Project Management, with strong relational skills and a seven plus year experience in training and working with various organizations and the child sector field. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration as a Marketing Major from Makerere University Business School and an MBA (Management) from Delta International University of New Orleans Louisianna USA. Having began her career as an employee of the Ministry of Education and Sports and Education as a clerk and data editor with the Universal Primary Education (UPE) Pilot Project in the statistics department for three years in 1997 she then joined the Makerere University Business School’s Graduate’s placement and training programme as an Assistant Relationship Manager intern with Citibank Uganda, Catherine also joined the Watoto teams traveling and fundraising for the plight of Ugandan children and gained valuable experience in speaking on behalf of vulnerable children to partners, sponsors and donors in the USA, Scandinavia, Scotland and London. As a Watoto staff member Catherine was entrusted to create character training manuals for peer to peer influence for children and teenagers. Catherine travelled and lived in Yemen in the Middle East and then relocated to Nairobi, Kenya. Having returned to Uganda early 2013, Catherine has been able to facilitate as an associate facilitator for Life Purpose Destiny during Centenary Bank’s team building exercises for a total of 190 clients from the Operations, Finance and IT Departments. She has also led a team to facilitate, write and instruct the Etiquette curricular for one of the International Schools in Uganda to 173 children. Most recently Catherine joined the staff at CGC to manage and implement a 6 months duo project termed Making Good Governance Investment in Children and Integrated Community Care Coalition in the districts of Nakasongola, Nakaseke, Luwero and Wakiso funded by Save the Children International. The Project has managed to achieve valuable milestones in Child Rights Governance in Lwabiyata Nakasongola as a Child Friendly Community from the village to District Leadership levels and new initiatives promoting better education in the Save the Children CHANCE Schools.
DR. Firminus Mugumya has been a part of the CGC family for over 15 years. As a founder member he is the seating Treasurer to the new Board. He also has been very instrumental in supporting the CGC Core Programme Area for Health under Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH).Firminusis a Social Worker and currently Lecturer and Graduate Programmes Coordinator in the Department of Social Work and Social Administration, School of Social Sciences, Makerere University Kampala, Uganda. He holds a BA Degree in Social Work and Social Administration from Makerere University Kampala, an MA degree in Development Studies (Local and Regional Development) from the International Institute of Social Studies in The Hague, Netherlands, and a Doctoral Degree from the School of Law and Government, Dublin City University, Ireland. He has researched and published among others on poverty and vulnerability, children and community based interventions for locality development and sustainable service delivery.
The Newly appointed CGC's Board in 2016 comprises of Ten members including 4 men and 6 women. Each individual board members is gifted with a wealth of experience and knowledge in social work, education,business administration and gender issues. The following is a list of Newly appointed Board Members.
1. Hon.Ruth Kavuma Nvumetta - Chairperson of the Board
2.Mr.Edwin Kayuki - Vice Chairperson Board
3.Dr.Firminus Mugumya - Member/Treasurer
4.Dr Beatrice Sekabembe - Member
5.Dr.Justus Twesigye - Member
6.Ms.Faith Nabaggala - Member
7.Ms Janat Nakigudde - Member/representing CGC beneficiaries
8.Ms.Jean Kemitare - Member
9.Mr.Joshua Mutumba - Member/representative of partner Schools
10.Catherine Opondo - Secretary to the Board