Team Members

Team Leader - Nakaseke/ Programme Officer Education

Leo Turyayebwa is a Ugandan citizen aged 46 years married with 3 children. He is a professional social worker with an honors degree in Social Work and Social Administration from Makerere University. He joined CGC in October 2010 as a Programme Officer-Child Protection under the EMPOWER project funded by Save the children in Uganda and was posted to Nakaseke district. In 2013, he was promoted to programme officer-Education/team leader in the same office where he served in that capacity until 2015 March when he was transferred to CGC field office in Luwero district in the same capacity. In July 2016, he was transferred back to Nakaseke field officer as Programme officer/Team Leader for that office.
He has trainings in; research methodologies community development Planning, Participatory community resources Management (PCM), and skills in basic packages in computer operations. He also has undergone trainings in child protection, fundraising and resource mobilization techniques, basics in M&E, and project planning and management.

He has a wide range of skills obtained as a result of undergoing these trainings and having worked with several organizations/projects both government and non government. He has good communication skills, community mobilization skills, reporting skills, research work skills, problem analysis skills, computer skills and good inter personal skills. He has a special liking for children especially those living under harsh conditions.

Programme Manager

Margaret Ndibalekera Semujju is a social worker and a mother. She loves children and enjoys contributing the wellbeing of children into reliable and responsible adults. She is a born again Ugandan holding a Bachelors degree in social sciences of Makerere University and a Masters degree in Development studies of Nkozi University. Margaret has a total work experience of over 12 years with World Vision International, African Evangelistic enterprise and Concern for the Girl Child.
She is currently the Programme Manager for Concern for the Girl Child where she commenced work in July 2016. Margaret provides support to the Programmes Department through reviewing Annual plans and budgets, provides support supervision, ensure proper utilization and accountability of organizational funds, to mention but a few.
She has a two year and a half experience of working as a Programme Officer with African Evangelistic Enterprise. While at AEE she was the secretary of the Aid and Development Board committee. She was in charge of supporting the wellbeing of over 500 sponsored children and ensuring retention of donor relations. Margaret was also in charge of the supervision of over five projects under the Aid and Development Department at African Evangelistic Enterprise.
While at World Vision, Margaret began as volunteer for a year under the Technical Associate Programme (TAP) in Kasangombe Area Development Programme. She was then promoted to the position of a Sponsorship Coordinator in charge of over 1300 children. Having worked diligently with her team, the numbers of sponsored children grew from 1300 to over 4000. This meant growth of the budget of the programme as well. She was thereafter promoted to the position of Programme coordinator of Kammengo Area Development Programme from 2006-2008. She was then promoted to Zonal Sponsorship Coordinator and was in charge of over 17,000 children in central region. Her good performance, integrity, and transparency led her supervisors transfer her to one of World Vision Uganda’s biggest project of Kaswa ADP as Pogramme Coordinator in 2009

Human Resource and Administration Manager

Ms HC Agaba is the Human Resource and Administration Manager for Concern for the Girl Child .she holds a Master of Science in Human Resource Management, a Bachelor’s Degree in Guidance and Counseling and various certificates respectively
Hope is currently perusing the Company Secretary Qualifying Scheme (CSQS) from the Institute of Company Secretaries and Administrators Uganda (ICSA)

Finance Manager

Kawuma Moses is currently the Finance Manager of Concern for the Girl Child based at CGC Head office in Ntinda, Kampala. Moses holds a Bachelor of commerce degree majoring in Accounting of Makerere University in addition to a Master of Science in Accounting and Finance, Makerere University. He is a Certified Public Accountant of Uganda.
Moses has over ten years experience in Accounting, Administration, Banking, and Finance. While perusing his first degree, Moses worked on part time basis as the Logistics Officer / Accountant with African Institute for Capacity Development (AICAD), a Japanese funded project in Makerere University for over four years. After attaining his first degree, he has since then worked in various organizations and in various capacities that include Stanbic Bank Uganda Limited, National Water and Sewerage Corporation, Kato investments Limited and Gold Gates Certified Public Accountants.
Moses is endowed with a number of competencies that include problem solving skills, negotiation skills, inter personal skills and a good team player with high levels of integrity among others.

Catherine Opondo - Executive Director (CGC)

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

Program Officer/Team Leader Luwero

Stephen Kasule Sewava is currently the Programme Officer and Team Leader at CGC Luwero Field Office. The Office is located at Kasana, in Mabanda Zone, PWD Parish in Luwero Town Council. Stephen is responsible for all programme interventions implemented by CGC in Luwero District. He joined CGC in 2008 as a Programme Officer in charge of Resource Mobilization. For all the years he has been very instrumental in the funding prospects of the organization.

Stephen has also coordinated a number of projects implemented by CGC in Kampala, Luwero and Nakaseke districts. Between 2009 and 2012, he coordinated the OVC project that improved the welfare and general living conditions of 2,400 OVC (orphans & other vulnerable children) as well as their households. Still in 2012 up to 2014, he coordinated the SCORE (Sustainable Comprehensive Response for orphans and other vulnerable children) project funded by USAID through AVSI Foundation. The project improved lives of more than 700 OVC (including the out of School) and their families in Kamira Sub-County of Luwero district.

Stephen by training holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Kyambogo University. He has further training in Project Planning & Management, Gender, Guidance & counseling, and Child protection from Makerere University and additional training in Research Methods & Writing skills from Center for Basic Research (CBR), Kololo - Kampala. At present, Stephen is pursuing Master’s degree in Social Sector Planning & Management from Makerere University, Kampala.