Meet Denis Okello, the Development Co-ordinator in our Kampala office, East Africa. Denis joined the team at the end of 2018 and we are so excited for the experience and expertise that he brings to this role! We thought you might like to get to know him a little bit better…
Tell us a bit about yourself:
My name is Okello Denis and I am from Northern Uganda. I was born in 1984 and I am married with two children.
I have a post Graduate diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation, Project Planning and Management, and a degree in Public Administration. Also, I have six years’ experience in community and programme development work with a child focused organisation and I am now the Development Co-ordinator in Fields of Life East Africa.
Tell us a fun fact about yourself:
I enjoy quoting philosopher’s ideas!
When did you first get involved with Fields of Life and Why?
It was in September 2018 that I got to know about Fields of Life. There was an advert for the Development Co-ordinator job and it prompted me to read more about the organisation on their web site. I soon realised that they are a Christian, child focused organization. As a result I really wanted to work with them.
What is your favourite thing about your role within Fields of Life?
Ensuring that children are at school and carrying out home visits to understand the circumstances that surround the children in the communities. The field visits give me facts on the ground that inform decision making within the office.
What’s been the most exciting thing since you started?
I really enjoy having a moment of prayer during Monday devotions as a family and I also love interacting with children in the schools.
What 3 words would you use to describe yourself?
Loyal, compassionate and hard working