WATCCH. INC started in 2011 when our team founders traveled to Uganda on a mission trip. The three women discovered 75 vulnerable children in an orphanage in the worst conditions. These children were between the ages of 2-16, and many were without rooms or beds. On the team’s arrival, they noticed the children had no food or access to water. In fact, during the visit, one of the children passed out from heatstroke. Often the children would fight over food and amenities since sources were scares. In one room slept 35 boys on one mattress. In another room slept 40 girls to two mattresses.
After their mission trip to Africa, the founders received a call that a three-year-old boy they had met died. He died of malaria because the orphanage could not afford medication. The cost of the little boy’s life was $15.00, which would have paid for the medicine he needed. On August 18, 2011, the founders filed with Texas to become a nonprofit shortly after the state of Texas approved WATCCH.INC. The 501 (c)3 eight months later was approved by the federal government.
After the team of founders received all proper documentation needed. WATCCH found a home to rent, hired on staff, and begun taking in children. Because of limited funding, WATCCH was only able to take in sponsor 25 of the 75. Since opening the Home in 2014. We have had an opportunity to talk with government officials, and many are getting away from homes.
We are expanding beyond a home. People in the community need access to adequate medical care. Also, they need access to a flexible clinic on its rates so that even affordable to the poor. They also need an excellent primary school. There is also a need for a community center that will help assist refugees amid disasters.
Moses Musaba is a Ugandan National and a Resident. He holds a Bachelors of Arts in Social Work and Community Development from Kyambogo University. He worked as a Social Worker with Tororo General Hospital and later as a Volunteer Community Development Officer Bushiyi Sub County Lower Local Government and Bududa District Local Government for five (5) years. He is currently working as a Social Worker with WATCHDRM in Bududa District.
My name is Lynda Joyce Redix. I am the fourth child born to Earl Redix & Dorothy (Sheffield) Redix, a Seguin native, and proud mother of four wonderful adult children; Destiny, Lori, Philip, & Tim, and four amazing grandchildren; Jesse Ruth, Brock, Paxton, & Beckham.
I have worked as an LVN for 35 plus years in the medical field consisting of medical, surgical, ER, psychiatric, geriatric, school nurse, and continue to work part-time with the Alzheimer’s population.
I am daily motivated by doing small acts of kindness, to relieve others from basic suffering and difficult times we all endure.
Clarissa Ndagire is the Treasurer of WATCCH. She is originally born in a Uganda. However currently resides in the United States. She has a Bachelors in Economics. She used to be the Treasurer at ABC Capital Bank of Uganda. She also served as a Money Market and foreign exchange dealer with Global Trust Bank of Uganda.
Joseph Ronald OPIO is a WATCCH Ugandan country Executive Director. He’s is Ugandan born and raised. He has a Bachelors in Information Technology and currently pursuing Masters in the same professional field.
He worked with Musana Community Development Center as a Volunteer Coordinator.
Then, worked in the High Court of Uganda as Assistant IT/Court Proceeding Recorder, currently with Ministry of Lands and Urban Development as ICT Officer/Head of Quality Assurance and Testing Team.
He rides Motorcross dirt bikes as a hobby.
BA from SWTSC (formerly SWTSU, currently TXSU), Speech Communication Major, SocialWork/Sociology Minor, OCS(Officer Candidate School), Retired USPS(United States Postal Service ), and Retired TXANG((Texas Army National Guard), and 7 yrs. Substitute Teacher w/SISD, active in Church Ministries, as well as Community Civic and Social Organizations. Last, but hardly least, a grateful and humbled mother, grandmother, AND great grandmother , “To God Be The Glory”.
Bonny Nangoli is a Ugandan residing in Kampala, he has worked as a Data Collector in the Ministry of Health , and worked as a Regional Leader for 2 years in Watoto Church, and also worked as a Research Assistant for Okurut and Company Advocates, he is a born again Christian and an Assistant Pastor in Prayer Altar Ministries.
He is also Uganda’s Gospel artist and song writer doing music in the local language,
Bonny is a Lawyer by profession after attaining a Bachelors degree in Law.
Administration and Management – Planning & Budgeting – Research & Analysis – Data Management – Contract Negotiations – Legislative Drafting – Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office – Good Communication & Presentation Skills.
Legal Philosophy – Cricket – Chess – Travelling – Music.
Good command of the English Language – Native Lusoga Speaker – Near-native Luganda Speaker.
Pamela Nakagolo is a Ugandan National and Resident She has a Bachelors Degree in Law and has 6 years experience in Legal and General Office Administration, Customer Service Administration and Management. She worked for MTN Uganda as a Buffer Department Administrator and a Sales Administrator and also later worked in 3D Tracking as a Customer Service Manager.