Florence Namaganda, CEO – SCT Board.
Florence is a trained and qualified Physiotherapist with a Diploma in Physiotherapy from Mulago Paramedical School, Kampala, Uganda. She also has a degree in Project Planning and Management, as well as training and experience, both National and International, in Disability, Neuro-developmental Therapy (Bobath), Basic Seating and Wheelchair Training, Wheelchair Maintenance, Youth work and Business.
Florence is the Co-Founder of Mukisa Foundation, as well as the Founder of both Special Children’s Trust and Dawn Children’s Centre.
She is a hard working, passionate and visionary individual fighting to make Uganda better and safer for children with special needs and has won a number of awards for her efforts.
Samuel Ssekajja Mayanja, Chairman – SCT Board.
Mr Mayanja is qualified from Diploma level to PhD in Business Administration, with a focus on Accounting, Project Management and Entrepreneurship.
He is a lecturer and has also conducted a large number of professional trainings in various management and finance topics in various organizations.
Sam is married with 5 children, one of whom has special needs, therefore the work of SCT is very close to his heart and he is able to better understand the needs of families in Uganda who are looking after children with special needs.
Dr Byarugaba, Vice Chairman – SCT Board.
Dr Byarugaba is a Paediatrician/ Paediatric Neurologist and C.E.O of Children’s Medical Centre, Bugolobi, Kampala, Uganda. He refers a lot of children with special needs to Dawn Children’s Centre and Mukisa Foundation, under Special Children’s Trust, for further assessments, therapy and education services. He is passionate about seeing children receive the very best services to help them grow and develop.
He has an MB.ChB from Makerere University, Kampala, an MMed also from Makerere University, Kampala and an MRCP from the United Kingdom. He is highly qualified in Children’s Medicine and has previously worked as Senior Consultant Paediatrician at Mulago Hospital, as well as working as a Senior Lecturer at Makerere Medical School.
Ida Nakiganda, Legal Advisor/Secretary – SCT Board.
Ida Nakiganda is a lawyer working with the Uganda Human Rights Commission as the director in charge of Research, Education and Documentation. She is a mother of a special needs child currently going to school at Dawn Children’s Center. Ms. Nakiganda is particularly passionate about issues of equal access for special needs children to quality and inclusive education at all levels (early childhood learning, primary, secondary and higher education levels). She is also an advocate for influencing attitudinal change to ensure appreciation by key stakeholders and the general public of the unique experiences of special needs children in order to protect this vulnerable category of children from discrimination.
Sarah Matovu, Board Member – SCT Board.
Sarah is a trained and qualified Occupational Therapist with a Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy from Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences.
Sarah works as Special Needs Coordinator for Watoto Childcare Ministries and has numerous trainings and experience in both physical and mental disability in children.
Sarah Ampumuza, Board Member – SCT Board.
Sarah is a British National, living and volunteering in Kampala with Special Children’s Trust as International Coordinator. She is married to a Ugandan National.
She trained and qualified as an Occupational Therapist with an honours undergraduate degree from the University of Liverpool, England. She also has a GNVQ Level 3 Diploma in Childcare.
Sarah has extensive experience working with children both with and without special needs in personal care, therapy and creative arts.