Staff

Kelly Child Managing Director: Kelly Child– Kelly earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Hawai’i Pacific University. Aside from hiking in rain forests and studying on the beach, she led Circle K, a community service organization, at the university organizing service learning projects with Ronald McDonald House, Special Olympics, and Locks of Love. Having experiences in various industries has created opportunities for Kelly to learn procedural development and program implementation and management. She has worn many hats in a variety of fields including software, after school programs, and fire station construction. While not yet an expert, she enjoys playing the ukulele.
Assistant Director / Program Manager: Patrick Tulibagenyi – Patrick has a diploma in project planning and management from the Institute of Business and Language Studies and a degree in mass communication. He has held a number of diverse jobs including manager of a radio station and secondary school teacher. Patrick has been responsible for coordination of all our shallow wells since 2008. He works with the community, the mason, the District Water Office and its engineers, the local government officials for the village, and our intern teams to ensure the success of each well construction project we undertake. He is also a co-founder of a youth organization called Music for Social Cultural Education and Economic Empowerment (MUSCEEE). In this project, he manages a youth marching band. Patrick has passion for music and swimming. His dream career is film making and music.

Program Coordinator: Titus Obbo – Titus is a graduate of Makerere University with a degree in Human Resource Management. He also holds a diploma in Secondary Education from Kyambogo University and a Certificate in Officer’s Administrative Law from Law Development Center, Makerere. He has also holds a postgraduate diploma in monitoring and evaluation from Uganda Management Institute and a master’s degree in business administration majoring in NGO management from Kampala International University. Titus has worked with Uganda Village Project since 2009 spearheading the success of our HIV, WASH, and malaria programs. Titus is highly connected with the communities we serve and this has given UVP a vibrant image. Titus spends his free time with his family and enjoys working with vulnerable groups especially children and women.

Program Coordinator: Loy Tumusiime – Loy, our very own fistula success story, is a mother of three and the current program coordinator for Fistula. She has a great passion to see women who have been victimized with this condition return to perfect health. She has trained several Fistula Ambassadors who help to reach out to the women all over Uganda to ensure they are treated. Her passion and zeal drives her roles, making the Fistula program in UVP very rewarding. Besides work, she is interested in making crafts and sharing her experience with others.
Keneth Website Bio Pic Program Coordinator: Keneth Kaggwa  Keneth acquired a Bachelors degree in Social work and Social Administration from Kampala University. He has gained extensive experience in working with people with different sexual challenges when he worked as a counsellor in Kawempe Teenage center (a Kampala Capital City Authority Hospital) in the youth department. He also executed leadership roles at his university when he worked as Prime Minister, overseeing the implementation of work regarding students’ affairs in the Students’ Guild Council. He is also the one of the co-founders and Directors of a Community Based Organization (CBO) that deals with Youth empowerment in Kayunga District. His passion for community work led him to public health where he chose to volunteer with UVP as an intern for three consecutive summers (2013-2015). Currently he is coordinating the internship and malaria programs and working closely with VHTs. He is excited to finally see himself in a position of helping people to sustainably help themselves. Away from work, he is determined to perfect swimming before closure of this year. He is also learning a piano and currently singing in an acapella group called Friends Union.
 Tom  International Intern Coordinator: Tom Karrel – Tom is currently a graduate student at Tulane University, pursuing an MPH in International Health & Development. He received his BS from Tulane as well, in both Public Health and International Development. Tom worked with UVP in 2015 as a Project/WASH Team Intern, and is very excited to be returning to the organization to help with coordination and management of the upcoming 2017 intern cohort, as well as strengthening relationships with UVP’s current villages. He hopes to continue gaining experience in program development, community health work, and education in low-resource settings. Tom is currently applying to be a health volunteer in Peace Corps, seeking a position in West Africa. Besides work, he loves biking, reading, volunteering, watching movies, and hanging out with friends and building new networks wherever he goes.