Meet the Team 2017

UK Volunteer Team

Amy – Project Officer for S.A.L.V.E. International

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Michael Adeleye– Assistant Project leader
4th year Medicine

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The chance to volunteer with S.A.L.V.E International working to make a positive difference in the lives of children and in the local community was an opportunity I had to take. Team Uganda offers the chance to make an impact on the lives of others whilst being part of a wonderful team. I am looking forward to being involved in a project that does not just benefit me but has a much wider impact.

Ella Moncrieffe

2nd year Criminology and Sociology

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Team Uganda first stood out for me as an opportunity to push myself out of my comfort zone. Having never done any international volunteering before, but always wanting to, I thought that Team Uganda was the perfect safe space to do this in. After attending the recruitment session and then our first training weekend, it was amazing to learn more about S.A.L.V.E as a charity, making me even more excited about the trip, especially after hearing about the real and fundamental impact previous volunteers have had on the charity. I cannot wait to add to this volunteering history, whilst also embracing being a part of a great team of volunteers!

Joe Cahill

2nd year Geography

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I’m very excited to be taking part in Team Uganda 2017! I can’t wait to get involved with SALVE’s work in Jinja and hopefully make a difference to the communities and children they help. Not only do I feel this will be a unique opportunity for me to immerse myself in a new culture, but it’s also a privilege to be representing the University of Manchester. I’m incredibly interested in the work of NGOs and the international development sector and feel the project will be both an opportunity to dedicate my summer to a worthwhile cause, but also a chance to gain real experience in a career I’d like to take forward after university.

Diya Thakrar

2nd year Dentistry

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When I heard about Team Uganda, and the cause for which S.A.L.V.E is working, I immediately wanted the opportunity to be able to be a part of it! The charity endeavours to help children who are on the streets in Uganda, and take them on a path that explores the potential that is within them. I am so passionate about every child’s right to have a chance to develop and be who they aspire to be, living in the UK it’s something we take for granted, but this was my chance to act on what I believed in, and to delve into another culture in this amazing process! I envisage this experience to teach me so much about myself and new skills in the process!

Faye Kennedy

2nd year Sociology

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I’m extremely excited to be a part of Team Uganda, and to be given the opportunity to be surrounded by like minded people who want to make a positive impact in people’s lives. My particular motivation is to be involved first hand in the rehabilitation and education of the children in Jinja and be able to watch them grow, as every child deserves to be given the chance to reach their potential. I am excited to develop my research skills during my time in Uganda as it will be great experience to add to the social research elements of my degree. Fundraising for S.A.L.V.E and taking part in other community activities will also be very beneficial to add to my CV for future job applications as well as being generally rewarding.

Michael Jones

1st year International Management with American Business

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I wanted to be a part of Team Uganda due to the great impact S.A.L.V.E. has on the communities they work in. I am excited about using the skills I have developed to create a long term difference in the local area and help create opportunities for others.

Mahesh Popat

1st year Dentistry

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Team Uganda provides an amazing opportunity to make a real lasting difference. Uganda is special to me as both my parents were born there! I love volunteering and helping others whilst making new friends and developing new skills.

Alice Gaudet

1st year Law

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Team Uganda is my first big voluntary project and I’m really pleased to be part of the group. The work S.A.L.V.E. does is amazing. They make a sustainable difference to the lives of children living on the street and their families and I hope they’ll be able to develop and expand this with the help of the community research we’ll be conducting.

Qiarna Bondswell

1st year Law and Politics

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I’m extremely excited to be on Team Uganda! I volunteered in East Africa last summer and absolutely loved it, therefore I was eager to build upon my volunteering experiences and Team Uganda seemed like the perfect opportunity to do this. I want to put to use the skills I have in order to help S.A.L.V.E’s fantastic work and truly make a positive difference to the lives of children living on the streets.

Tilly Guyton

2nd Year Religions & Theology

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I wanted to volunteer for S.A.L.V.E. because I am passionate about helping children and wanted to aid in any way possible with the improvement of their lives. Children should not live on the streets and I believe the work that S.A.L.V.E does is crucial to making the dream of no homeless children a reality. They deserve to live in a loving, safe environment and I trust I have skills that will be of benefit to this cause.

Zeeshan Kazmi

1st Year Medicine

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I wanted to volunteer with S.A.L.V.E. because I believe that the work that the charity does is for a great cause. This project particularly attracted me because it will have a long-term influence on the lives of the children living on the streets of Jinja beyond just the time that we spend in Uganda. I believe that this is an amazing opportunity to make a positive impact on their lives as well as learn about a new culture and I can’t wait to get started.

Joe Pusey

1st year Medicine

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I wanted to volunteer for Team Uganda for the chance to do something worthwhile with my summer, move outside my comfort zone, and gain an insight into a way of life different to mine. I’m excited to work with a whole new group of people and see another part of the world!

Jocasta Davis

2nd year Theological Studies in Philosophy and Ethics

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I’m really excited to volunteer for S.A.L.V.E International, it’s an amazing charity with amazing opportunities for children in Uganda but also our team. I’ve always been passionate about volunteering; Team Uganda stood out for me as the research will have long term effects in promoting positive social change for children living on the streets. I think knowing we make a continued impact will be endlessly rewarding.

Emma Ratheram

2nd year History

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I am really excited to go out to Jinja with Team Uganda as it is a great opportunity to experience a new culture and work with an amazing charity like S.A.L.V.E to improve the lives of young children. I was first interested by the community mapping aspect of the project as we will be working to create useful and sustainable resources for S.A.L.V.E so they can continue to help children return to safe and loving homes.

Victoria Willows

1st year French and Italian

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I wanted to get involved with Team Uganda because I wanted to join a group of passionate and like-minded people to help change lives of vulnerable children and families and have a positive impact on the whole community in Jinja. I am looking forward to working with S.A.L.V.E International, learning some invaluable skills and all about a new culture.

Ugandan Volunteer Team

Agwang Esther Sarah

Agwang Esther Sarah

My love of children pushed me to join Fountain Head Institutes of management and technology to study for my diploma in social work and soial administration because I like working in the community and interacting with different people of different  cultures.
I applied to be part of the community research team because I enjoy working put in the field and it helps me learn more about other people and my potential too.

Moureen Apolot

Apolot Moureen

I studied at Makere University and did a bachelors degree in development studies. The reason I applied to be part of the community research volunteer position is that I like doing research, I like working in the community and I like working with young people.

 

Irerene Ruth Catherine

Irerene Ruth Catherine

I am a diploma graduate persuing a degree in business administration (accounting and finance) from Kampala international University.
I applied for this project due to my passion for working with children which is backed by a desire to learn.

Isiko Joseph

Isiko Joseph

I studied at Kampala University where I graduated in social work and social administration.
As a social worker I love making change to peoples lives so when I looked at the main objectives of SALVE which include reunification of street children and empowering parents this made me want to apply and express my love to the organisation and the young children as well.

Joshua Mwesigwa

Joshua Mwesigwa

I am a graduate of Makere University business school with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. I applied for this role mainly because of the passion I have for working with children and it would be a great pleasure to continue working with them.

Kemba Rahuman

Kemba Rahuman

I graduated from Busoga University in the year 2014 and I currently stay in Bugembe, I was one of the community research volunteers on the Team Uganda project last year. The reason why I decided to volunteer with SALVE again this year as part of this project is I want to interact with the street connected children and learn more about them. I also want to experience lives of people from different cultural settings. I also applied because SALVE is my heart.

Nabirye Tabisa

Nabirye Tabisa

The reason I  desired to join this project is to see how the street children can change or transform with help from an organisation like salve.
I like working towards the development and being resourceful to the community and helping to create a better future for the children. I want to see children being helped to be reunited with their families.

 

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