• Mary Kisingo: Mary is the chairperson of Buwenda Women in Action, SSF’s Ugandan partner organisation. Mary has dedicated her life to empowering the women in her community and has a big heart for children. Mary works as our community liaison to ensure SSF connect with the community in the most effective and appropriate manner.
• Goretti Nabirye: Goretti is the Business Manager of Glory Be Nursery and takes care of all of the financial and administrative needs of nursery.
• Sarah Tobyo: Sarah is the Lead Teacher of Glory Be Nursery. She guides the staff team in all educational matters and ensures the schools maintains the standards laid out by the Ministry of Education
• Lydia Namuyonjo: Lydia is the Special Needs Manager at Glory Be Nursery. Lydia initially started with us as a TA and was then supported to complete her Nursery Teaching qualification. Lydia has a great heart for children with special needs and is passionate about providing multi-sensory, interactive and inclusive lessons.
• Viola Namanya: Viola, our social worker, heads our family support and outreach programs.Viola is passionate about women’s empowerment and family sustainability.
• Cat Dunlop: Cat is our Trustee and Project Manager who is passionate about inclusive education and early intervention for special needs. Cat uses her experience, qualifications and training within the SEN field to support her in managing our programmes on a strategic and day to day level, guiding the Ugandan staff team.
With the financial assistance of SSF, Glory Be Nursery also employs 3 teachers, 3 learning assistants, 2 special needs teachers, 4 special needs learning assistants, a business manager, a cook, a grounds keeper, a cleaner and a night time guard.
All the educational staff regularly attend in house and external training in educational practice and special education. They work closely as a staff team to ensure a positive, stimulating and nurturing environment for the children.
UK Team / Board of Trustees
• Liz Lunn: Liz is a primary school teacher who lives and works in London. She specializes in the Early Years and believes passionately in every child’s right to an appropriate education. Liz lived in Uganda for a year helping with the initial set up of Small Steps Foundation and now visits as frequently as she can.
• Tricia Dunlop: Tricia is a retired doctor who dedicated her career to women’s sexual health. Tricia is passionate about empowering women in order to for them to create a better future for themselves and their children. Tricia supports with managing the UK administration and makes regular visits to monitor the progress of the projects.
• Francesca Baseby: After visiting the project in 2010 and seeing firsthand the work SSF undertake Francesca decided to join us as a trustee. Francesca is currently working on a PhD on modern tapestry; previous work has included gallery management and event planning.