Twahah has been the visionary and driving force behind Eagles Youth Development Initiative since inception. As Executive Director, Twahah leads a team to develop organizational strategic direction, resource mobilization, operational execution and establishment of the ICT Training Center and other community projects. He has spent extensive time studying non-profit management, community-based development strategy and has volunteered with Islamic Medical Association of Uganda, DSW Uganda, Concern for Children and Women Empowerment, Uganda Media Development Foundation, Ugachick Poultry Breeders Ltd, National Crops Resources Research Institute , Uganda Electoral Commission, National Information Security System Project among others. While his broader objective is to provide children, teen mothers, women and community members with Health, educational and economic opportunities among other social services, there has always been a special place in Twahah’s heart for those with special needs.
He is also a subscribing member of Forum for Women in Democracy, The AIDS Support Organization, National Association of Social Workers in Uganda, and Coalition for Girl-Child Network among others.
This passion, informed by personal and academic experience, has driven Twahah to institute various programs at Eagles Youth Development Initiative tailored towards vulnerable groups and advocate for increased budget allocation for improved social and economic welfare of children, teen mothers and children with special needs. Likewise, Twahah passionately believes in the importance of personal empowerment, participation and involvement viewing EYDI as an instrument to help vulnerable communities to realize their own potential. In particular, He has focused his efforts on empowering children, youth and women, working with career-oriented professionals. By introducing children, youth and women to health workers, creative artists, and entrepreneurs with similar background, He has inspired our children to take control of their lives and dream bigger. He graduated from Kampala University with a degree in Social Work and Social Administration, in 2018, Diploma in Business Studies from Buganda Royal Institute in 2010, Certificate in Palliative Care and Rehabilitation from Mild may Uganda, Certificate in Community mobilization from Islamic Medical Association of Uganda, Certificate in Pre-testing Behavior Communication Material from Communication for Development Foundation Uganda. Certificate in budget tracking and monitoring from UMDF
Christine holds a Bachelor’s degree in Information Communication Technology from St. Lawrence University also pursuing a Post graduated Diploma in Social Work and Social Administration. She also holds a certificate in prevention of violence against children and adolescent programming, child rights and policies, VAC monitoring and evaluation, SRHR Advocacy and monitoring from DSW Uganda. Christine has five years of experience mobilizing communities to address human rights challenges, with a focus on preventing violence against children and adolescents. She worked with NCR Computer Company Ltd and Uganda Electoral Commission, and then joined EYDI to strengthen SRHR/STI interventions that aimed empowering and promoting access sexual and reproductive health services. Christine believes that if every family can spare time to nurture a child, then early marriages and drug abuse will be reduced.
Henry interned with EYDI for a year before becoming the Program Officer for SRHR. He holds a BA degree in Social Sciences from Makerere University and certificates in Counseling and guidance from Makerere University. Henry worked as a Volunteer Counselor at Namulonge Health Center in Busukuma Sub County and as a Community Development worker in Magigye Parish; he spearheads SRHR grassroots efforts in preventing HIV/AIDS and teenage pregnancy. Through his work, Henry wants to influence young people to have an informed decision on safer sex.
Rehema holds a BA in Commerce from Kyambogo University. Before working at EYDI, Sharon worked for Children Action Initiative in Uganda. She has worked at EYDI for 2 years and manages operations and administration for the team.
Matovu has an MA in Public Administration (Local Government and Development) and a Bachelors’ Degree in Social Work and Social Administration from Islamic University in Uganda as well as a Diploma in Secondary Education from Kyambogo University. He has extensive experience in Project Monitoring and Evaluation, Performance Indicators, Data Collection & Presentation, Analysis and Management, Baseline Surveys, Effectiveness & Efficiency of M&E Systems, Logical frame work for effective M&E, Microsoft project, Communicating M&E findings.
He guides EYDI to develop monitoring and evaluation systems to determine project impact and value for money, he is also an Assistant Lecturer at Kampala University and Islamic University in Uganda. He previously worked with Kabubbu Development Project, Makerere Walter Reed Project, World Bank, Mulago Hospital and God Cares Health Programme in Rakai, a project led by Bill and Mellinda Gates Foundation, a collaboration between Michigan State University (USA), CYMMIT (Ethiopia) and Makerere University.
Shamim is often the first person you will meet when you come to EYDI. As an Office administrator, she heads the ICT training facility, organizes data and communication materials for project work. Shamim also responds to clients who seeking services with passion and support them whenever possible. She recently finished a course in computer application at EYDI and peer counseling from DSW Uganda.
Asia is a young social innovator and passionate about seeing youth play a visible role in bringing about change socially and economically in their communities. She supports youth and transforms them into leaders of change as they deliver Information on Business, entrepreneurship and Communications Technology (ICT) training in their own communities. She loves bringing about a positive change in lives of structured communities especially among the unprivileged in society including children, youth, women, PWDs among others.
Salama is passionate about seeing youth play a visible role in bringing about change socially and economically in their communities. She supports youth and transforms them into leaders of change as they deliver Information on Business, entrepreneurship and Communications Technology (ICT) training in their own communities. She loves bringing about a positive change in lives of structured communities especially among the unprivileged in society including PWDs, youth and women.