Uganda is a landlocked country located in eastern Africa and shares its borders with five other countries. With more than 40% of rural Ugandans living in abject poverty and the harsh reality of being a top 10 country for HIV prevalence rates, a complicated health situation exists.
Bududa sits at the base of Mt. Elon, approximately 260 km east of Kampala. Bududa is a remote zone often labeled the “forgotten district.”
In 2008 mudslides claimed over 300 lives either lost or dead. In 2011 there was another mudslide that took place covering two entire villages. In 2013 another mudslide covered villages and claimed the life of a four-year-old child. Many people are still missing. In 2014 a mudslide claimed the lives of 3 people. Two or More villages were washed away last year, and over 50 dead due to mudslides in Bududa, Uganda. Many villages had to evacuate, and many people remain displaced from their homes.
Bududa is one of the poorest districts within Uganda. There is extreme poverty, a lack of infrastructure, and low education levels all contribute to poor health situations because of mudslides. WATCCH.INC works hand and hand with the community to help rebuild parts of Bududa and help children orphaned by landslides.
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.