Pascal Olinga, has worked with Fields of Life since 2014. He is the Water Sanitation and Hygiene Manager. We asked him a few questions so you could get to know him a little bit better…
Tell us a bit about yourself:
My name is Pascal Olinga and I manage Fields of Life’s Water Sanitation and Hygiene Program in East Africa.
I grew up in a place called Bugolobi in Kampala with my family of seven. Life was simple and like any other child then, I thought my parents were the richest and toughest people in the world. Most of my demands were handed over on a silver plate and nobody ever warned me about growing up! It’s a trick! I am a Public Health Scientist with a passion for Water, Hygiene and Sanitation related projects and have been implementing these in Uganda for the last 7 years.
I love to cook, read and would chose rugby over soccer any time.
Tell us a fact about yourself:
I can trample on snakes and scorpions, I can overcome the power of any enemy; nothing can harm me! God gave me this power. (Luke 10:19)
When did you first get involved with Fields of Life and Why?
I got involved at the end of 2014, when I saw an ad about an opening in Fields of Life, the first thing that came to my mind was how I can serve more people if I joined.
What is your favourite thing about your job?
My favourite thing about my job is the fact that I get to meet lots of people from different walks of life, almost on a daily basis, I am able to interact with them and share information on the state of health in their communities.
What has been the most exciting thing since you started?
The most exciting thing has been involving myself in the growth of a comprehensive Water Sanitation and Hygiene program right from the start. When I started it was only water supply through drilling of wells but what is clean water without proper maintenance, hygiene and sanitation of the users?
What 3 words would you use to describe yourself?
Adventurous, broad-minded and optimistic.