Meet the Team in Uganda

Dwelling Places has 35 staff in Uganda which includes social workers, teachers, administrative staff, spiritual welfare team, house mothers and farm workers. The team is led by the Country Director, Damon Wamara.


Meet Damon

Name:Damon Wamara

From: Uganda

How long have you been with Dwelling Places: over 2.5 years now

Favourite food: any type of meat BBQ’d and salads

Favourite quote/verse: Isaiah 43:1 "But now thus says the LORD, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine."

Describe yourself in three words: Loving, steward, simple

Why do you like working with DP:  The evident transformation in the lives of these children that were without hope. The opportunity to put into practice my Christianity.

Any child's story that has inspired you: Richard's [a Dwelling Places child who has now graduated University and become a staff member] story really does inspire me that we as DP are in the right calling.


The organisation is led by the Directors who work together to ensure the smooth running of Dwelling Places. The leadership is made up of:

  • Damon Wamara - Country Director
  • Maureen Muwonge - Deputy Director of Child Protection
  • Donna Morrison - Deputy Director of Finance and Sustainability


Dwelling Places Uganda Board of Directors

As Dwelling Places is an Non-Governmental Organisation, a Board of Directors (made up of volunteers) sign off on financial and strategic decisions for the organisation.

The Board of Directors is made up of:

  • Mr. William Nkemba - Founder/Acting Chairman
  • Mrs. Rita Nkemba - Founder/ Fundraising Focal point
  • Mr. Asaph Ivan Byamukama - Member
  • Mrs. Dorcas Kibirige- Member
  • Ms. Caroline Bankusha - Secretary
  • Mr. Joshoa Ogwal - Member
  • Ms. Kristen Fry - Member
  • Damon Wamara - Ex official


volunteer Co-ordinators

If you are interested in volunteering with Dwelling Places and have contacted us (if not, click here to find out how) then these are the people you'll be chatting with.

international volunteer co-ordinators

Meet Dinnah:

Name: Namalwa Dinnah

From: Uganda

How long  have you been with DP: 1 year  4 months

What's your favourite food: chicken drum sticks and Irish potatoes.

Favourite quote/verse: Ephesians 4:2

Describe yourself in three words: Positive, hardworking, nature- loving

Why should someone volunteer with Dwelling Places: Helping out the less privileged/ street children making the world a better place for every one

Meet Louis:

Name:  Baranga Louis

From: Uganda

How long have you been with DP: 1 Year 9 months

What's you favourite food:   Roasted Chicken and Rice

Favourite quote/verse: 2 Peter 1:3

Describe yourself in three words: Visionary, hardworking and Loving

Why should someone volunteer with Dwelling Places: One should volunteer, as a way of sharing skills, resources and abilities to help a child achieve their dreams and goals in life.



If you'd like to join our team, then keep checking our 'Work with us' page for any current job vacancies.