Introducing 'NIGH Uganda' — Our Newest Team
Developed — since 2010 — from NIGH's global networking, a multi-disciplinary team of Ugandan citizen activists have recently established our first African NIGH 'Circle' called 'NIGH Uganda' — to provide fresh innovations to address the needs of African peoples. In particular, this newest NIGH team is focused on achieving the UN's 17 SDGs in Uganda and throughout East Africa.
“Collaborating at the village level to overcome
Students at the Summit View Primary School in Kampala, Uganda. Photo by Andrew Mukhwana, Headmaster at Summit View — one of the Co-Founders of 'NIGH Uganda.'
For many years, NIGH Uganda’s co-founders (see below) have collaborated at village levels to overcome suffering from violence, tyranny resulting in poverty and poor health. Included on our ‘NIGH Uganda’ team are leading nurses, midwives, teachers and youth activists who are working with NIGH from the Great Lakes Peace Center — an NGO honoured at a UN Ceremony in Bonn, Germany — for their leading-edge work to ‘localize’ the SDGs by sharing SDG values in Swahili and other East African local languages. Registered as a not-for-profit Ugandan NGO, the Great Lakes Peace Center's activities cover Uganda, Kenya, Southern Sudan, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
This photo illustrates how the Great Lakes Peace Center services young generations in schools and communities with education for human rights, gender issues, conflict resolution, leadership, peace-building and empowerment and, above all, capacity-development of youth in the African 'great lakes region'. Used with permission from the Great Lakes Peace Center.
Co-Founders of 'NIGH Uganda'
Teacher / Lay Midwife
After 12 years as a leading teacher, she voluntarily
left teaching in 2002 to become more involved in community health work for women and girls — empowering them in self-help projects and entrepreneurship and then to serve beside nurses and doctors in her region — as a trained lay-midwife. >>> read more
In this role, Andrew also serves widely in the national primary education networks of his nation. He represents his teaching colleagues at many international conferences and meetings, all related to improving education for Ugandan children, including with the Ontario Principals’ Council in Toronto >>> read more
Kasese Regional Nursing Coordinator
'Fauza' is a leading Nurse who collaboratew with and oversees the work of health professionals in five District Health Services in the southwest mountainous region of the Uganda, on the borders with Rwanda and the DRC (Democratic Republic of the Congo).
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Upper right United Nations SDGs Color Wheel used with official UN Guidelines.