Dedicated team with a love to help street connected children.


Uganda Team

This is our team out on the ground in Uganda. These are the men and women that make our charity work, rescuing kids, resettling them and making sure they are well looked after through life.


Rita Nkemba - Founder

Damon Wamera - Country Director

Faith Atwiine- Deputy Director Communication Strategy & Impact

Abenakyo Jessica- Child Sponsorship & Advocacy Officer

Maureen Muwonge - Deputy Director Child Protection

Matule Joshua - Public Relations & Fundraising Officer

Emasu Emmanuel - Operations Officer

Dinnah Rose Sanyu - HR Manager

Nambirige Mariam - Head of Health

Otim Samuel - Resident Nurse

Tumwine Denis - Procurement officer

Nakintu Harriet - Spiritual Welfare Officer

Achan Coina Joan - Social Worker

Asaba Richard - Social Worker

Diana Semyalo - Social Worker

Kusiima Christabel - Social Worker

Nakayiza Lydia - Social Worker

Nantongo Molly - Social Worker

Sevvume Dorothy - Social Worker

Ruth N. Opio - Rebuild Program Manager

Sarah Linda Kisakye - Rebuild Program Manager

Pidson Niwagaba - Finance Manager

Ssemanda James - Documentation Officer

Amulen Catherine - Teacher

Nakafeero Prossy - Teacher

Nantume Barbara - Teacher

Barbara Philly - House parent

Nampeera Christine - House parent

Opus Stanley - Karamoja Program Lead

Logono Eunice - Administrator-Karamoja Office

Naamara Sarah - Administration Assistant

Nakagulire Grace - Accounts Assisant

Ogola Mary - Mentor

Besigwa Wilson - Driver

Pauline Nalwadda - Crafts Designer


UK Team

We have a small team in the UK committed to helping grow awareness of the charity and also funds and sponsors to keep it going.


Debs Craig - Administrator and Fundraising Officer.

Debs works from our offices two days a week (usually Monday and Wednesday). Her main roles include finance & fundraising, grant applications and donor communication, among others. Debs joined the Dwelling Places UK team in July 2017. She has a wealth of experience in fundraising and third sector work and a passion to facilitate ministry in areas of poverty. She is married with 2 young children, and lives in Parkhead.

Contact Debs at:

Saffron Ahmed - Admin and Development Officer

Saffron joined Dwelling Places UK in June 2018, and works three days a week, usually Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Saffron studied Business, Marketing & Advertising, and has spent a year volunteering in Kenya. Her main job responsibilities include PR and communications, child sponsorship, coordinating the volunteer programme and the International Day for Street Children. Saffron is married and is really involved in her church - Freedom Church Glasgow.  

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Board of Trustees

Our Board of Trustees are all volunteers who have a strong connection with Dwelling Places. Between them they have years of time spent out in Uganda with DP and sponsor some of our children.


Valerie McCluskey

Jonny McCluskey

Jan Blackie

Robert Robinson

Hannah Rogers

James Piper

David Berry