Naw Lee Myar

As the director for the Christian Social Service and Development Department (CSSDD) in the Kayah Hpu Baptist Association, Myar organizes training and awareness programs for community and women’s groups in areas such as water and sanitation, maternal child health, women’s empowerment, and malaria prevention, coordinating with the many international NGOs that have recently come into Kayah State……

Moses Ochiel

Moses has five children, three of whom his family took in after they lost their parents. His wife Millicent is a priest in the Anglican Church of Kenya, serving four congregations (Nyamninia Parish) in the Diocese of Maseno West. One of the many church projects he assists with is administration support for 300 Compassion International sponsored children (up to three kids from one family can be sponsored).

Bya Myar

Bya works in the Kay Htoe Boe Social Development Association which serves 100 Kay Htoe Boe villages in Kayah state, villages recognizable by their tall ceremonial poles called Tobo. The Kay Htoe Boe are a group within Kayah State that identify themselves according to their tradition of animist cultural practices that dates back thousands of years…..

Rev. David Mugwanga Luvumu

David is a gifted talker and story teller. Soft and fluid in his speech, his best way of connecting with people is through his preaching and teaching. He serves as a priest in the Church of Uganda and as a teacher at the Namataba Secondary School where he also takes the opportunity to preach to the children during assembly time. His messages start from the bible, and from there he moves into practical daily life themes such as sanitation, agriculture, and taking care of the environment.

Pamella Akoth Okoth

For the last 10 years Pamella (and she likes both of those ‘L’s in her name) has been serving as an administrator at the Ulumbi Secondary School, where she works closely with the school principal in managing operations and also assists in preparing examinations. She advocates hard to the school’s agriculture club to move toward organic practices for their long term health benefit, but this has proven to be an uphill battle as chemical fertilizers are subsidized and heavily promoted in Kenya and the students believe they are the key to getting quick and abundant yields.