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Our Key Board Members

About the Board Members Team

Nabatanzi Edith | Kasonko Peace Melissa | Ssempewo Edward | Bahati Mgogwe | Joseph Kyebuzibwa | Glenn Wagner, PhD

Glenn Wagner, PhD

Nabatanzi Edith
Board Member | Chairperson

As the chairperson of the board, I am deeply committed to the well-being and empowerment of vulnerable children and youth in our community. With a background in social work and a passion for advocacy, I bring a wealth of experience to our organization's leadership.

I am dedicated to ensuring that our programs and initiatives effectively address the needs of those we serve. I believe in the importance of holistic support, including education, rehabilitation, and family reunification, to help children and youth thrive.

Outside of my role with our organization, I am actively involved in community outreach and advocacy efforts, working to raise awareness about the issues facing vulnerable populations. I am honored to serve as chairperson of the board and am committed to working collaboratively to create positive change in our community.

Together, with our dedicated team and partners, we are making a difference in the lives of those who need it most, and I am proud to lead such meaningful work.

Kasonko Peace Melissa

Kasonko Peace Melissa –
Board Member | Treasurer

As the treasurer of our organization, I am dedicated to ensuring the financial stability and integrity of our programs. With a background in accounting and finance, I bring a wealth of expertise to our board. I am an ardent believer that everyone, regardless of their background, is sui generis. I firmly support the idea that we can respectfully disagree. I preach the old adage ‘pacta Sunt Servanda’ and stand by it.

I am also an advocate for all courts of judicature in Uganda, a partner at Perchstone Associates, and a staunch protector of children’s rights. My role involves overseeing the financial aspects of our organization, including budgeting, financial reporting, and compliance. I am committed to maintaining transparency and accountability in all our financial practices.

In addition to my duties as treasurer, I am passionate about our mission to support vulnerable children and youth. I believe that sound financial management is essential to the success of our programs and to maximizing our impact in the community.

I am honored to serve as treasurer and am committed to working collaboratively with our board and staff to achieve our organizational goals. Together, we will continue to make a positive difference in the lives of those we serve.

Ssempewo Edward

Ssempewo Edward
Board Member | Secretary

As the Secretary of our organization, I am deeply committed to making a meaningful impact in the lives of vulnerable children and youth. With a background in law and a profound dedication to community development, I am driven by a passion for promoting social justice and empowering those in need.

In my role as a director, I am steadfast in ensuring that our organization remains focused on its mission and achieves its objectives. I firmly believe in the transformative power of education and opportunity, and I take pride in being part of an organization that is actively contributing to positive change in our community.

Beyond my responsibilities within our organization, I actively engage in various community initiatives, utilizing my skills and expertise to advocate for those who need it most. Serving as a director is both an honor and a privilege, and I am committed to working tirelessly towards creating a brighter future for all.

Bahati Mgogwe

Bahati Mgogwe
Board Member

Bahati serves as a dedicated board member for Rescue Mission for Street Life. As the founder and executive director of Girls First Initiative (GFI), Bahati brings a wealth of experience in advancing gender equality and quality education. Through GFI, Bahati has demonstrated a commitment to empowering and supporting girls to reach their full potential. With a focus on mentorship programs, life skills training, and leadership development, Bahati has shown a deep understanding of the importance of holistic support for vulnerable youth.

Bahati's human-centered approach and creativity are valuable assets to our organization. By investing in girls' education and development, Bahati believes in breaking the cycle of poverty and driving social progress. As a board member, Bahati advocates for the needs of vulnerable children and youth, ensuring that our programs remain focused on achieving our mission of providing shelter, rehabilitation, education, and vocational training.

Bahati's passion for creating positive change aligns closely with our organization's values, and we are honored to have Bahati as a member of our board, contributing valuable insights and expertise to our mission of transforming the lives of street children.


Chepkorir Peninah
Board Member

Peninah, a dedicated board member of Rescue Mission for Street Life, is a lawyer and advocate in the courts of Kenya. Her love for children and her passion for ensuring that every child's fundamental rights and needs are met inspire her deeply. As a mother of two children, her personal experiences strengthen her dedication to the success of our efforts at the children's home. Having firsthand witnessed the importance of a safe and supportive environment, Peninah advocates fiercely for every child's right to the same.

Peninah's role goes beyond mere professionalism; it is deeply personal, as she strives to create a world where all children, including her own, can thrive without fear or insecurity. Her belief in the importance of providing every child with the opportunity to thrive is deeply rooted in her convictions. Serving others is a profound honor for Peninah, a calling that she considers to be greater than the privilege of being served.

We are privileged to have Peninah as a member of our board, bringing her expertise, passion, and dedication to our mission of transforming the lives of street children.

Glenn Wagner, PhD

Glenn Wagner, PhD
Board Member

I hold dual citizenship in both the United States and Canada, yet my current residence is in Los Angeles. As a Behavioral Scientist, my professional focus revolves around conducting HIV-related research, spanning both domestic and international settings. Notably, I have maintained an active portfolio of HIV research in Uganda since 2004. Recognizing the pivotal role of parenting and the significance of a nurturing home environment, I am deeply committed to contributing to the well-being of children.
It is indeed a privilege to play a part in addressing the essential needs of children living on the streets, ensuring they have access to a safe, secure, and loving environment that sets the foundation for their successful future.

joseph Kyebuzibwa

Joseph Kyebuzibwa
Board Member

I am a resident of Wakiso District, Uganda, dedicated to my role as a social worker and happily married with children. My involvement with the Rescue Mission for Street Life serves as a constant reminder that even the smallest acts of kindness can have a profound impact. Providing essentials such as accommodation, food, shelter, and clothing may seem insignificant to some, but to the tens of homeless children rescued, rehabilitated, and reintegrated each year by the Rescue Mission for Street Children, these provisions are a true blessing. Being a part of this remarkable home fills me with immense pride, knowing that my contributions, no matter how small, play a role in transforming the lives of these vulnerable children.

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