In 2001 Angela Kakooza left Uganda for London to pursue a British education. On arrival, Angela met with very dark times that put her life on the line, but Croydon Social service rescued her. These horrific events birthed Angela’s passion for saving vulnerable children in Uganda. Social services gave Angela education, housing, and emotional support for her trauma. The services built around Angela helped her regain self-confidence and allowed her to flourish into the woman she is today. Angela 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. Like many children in Uganda, his family had minimal resources for his education, coming from humble beginnings. His love for the game, excellent soccer talent, and humility were infectious and showed immense promise to all the coaches. His talent paid for most of his education. 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 one of the Co-founders of CNFOUG and 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 2015, Diana sat down with Angela, and the two shared their stories about their adult journeys. Intrigued by Angela’s stories of England’s excellent 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.