In 2001 Allen Kakooza left Uganda for London, in pursuit of a British education. On arrival, Allen was met with very dark times, that put her life on the line but she was rescued by Croydon Social service. These horrific events birthed Allen’s passion for the vulnerable children in Uganda. Social services gave Allen emotional support for her trauma, education, and housing. The services built around Allen helped her regain self-confidence and allowed her to flourish into the woman she is today. Allen attained a BSc. in Criminology and an MSc. in Development from London South Bank University. “My life today is a tribute to these majestic people who stood in the gap for me.”
Ibrahim Sekagya played football (soccer) as a schoolboy. Coming from humble beginnings, just like many children in Uganda, his family didn’t have enough resources for his education. His love for the game, great soccer talent, and humility were so infectious and showed immense promise to all the coaches. His talent paid for most of his education. According to Sekagya “When talent meets opportunity, the sky is the limit, every child needs someone to believe in them, to inspire them to fly.”
Diana Jane Frances is a Co-Founder of CNFOUG and also overseas Program services and Donor Relations in Uganda. She holds a Degree in Human Resource Management from Ndejje University. She is the boots on the ground.
Diana is a zealous people person with a growing heart for community service and building teams. In the summer of 2015, Diana sat down with Allen and the two shared their stories about their adult journeys. Intrigued by Allen’s stories of England’s great social services, Diana felt moved to put her people skills to a great cause to create safety nets for vulnerable children, giving rise to Community Network For Orphans Uganda.