Our Team

Tracy Teckla Wanyama - Founder

Tracy is passionate about giving underprivileged children a chance to a normal life. She believes that children born into poverty, have little control over their wellbeing, health and education. It’s just a small percent of these children who manage to escape their circumstances and become economically successful adults, the majority don’t. It is therefore very unfortunate that in the present world, there are still millions of children whose probability of success is lowered simply by virtue of being born into certain circumstances.

Through HHU and its generous supporters, Tracy is working towards changing one life at a time, and hoping that one day, the world will become a better place for all. Tracy was born and raised in Eastern Uganda and immigrated to Canada in 2001. She is a Physician Assistant by profession, and outside her usual work, she spends most of her extra time spreading awareness, planning and coordinating fundraising activities for HHU.

Margaret Wanyama – Director of Operations

Margie was born in Uganda and has worked as Children development officer with A Compassion international assisted project for over 17 years. She works in the rural areas, where she watches many children go through very difficult conditions due to the high levels of poverty. Most of the children wear skimpy torn clothes, walk bare footed and sleep on old papyrus mats with barely any blankets cover themselves during the cold nights. As a result, many children suffer poverty related ailments.

As a Christian, Margie is Inspired by Proverbs 19:17, which says "He who has pity on the poor lends to the LORD, And He will pay back what he has given.” So, Margie always waited for the opportunity to provide some of these children with another chance to rise above their circumstances in practical ways. And when this opportunity availed itself through Helping hands Uganda, Margie felt so privileged to be among the people who are working to change a life for the better through Helping hands Uganda.

Margie is the backbone of Helping Hands Uganda, without her, all our accomplishments would be hard to achieve. She connects directly with the sponsored children and their families, laughs with them when they are happy and cries with them when they have to cry.

Nagwere Saul Gimugu

Saul as a Program Coordinator does the planning, implementing, and evaluating different programs of Helping Hands Uganda. He has an excellent understanding of how to manage these projects with effectively utilization of the organization’s resources. Saul brings a wealth of experience from his many years of working with Samaritan’s Purse Project whereby he was the Regional Coordinator of Eastern Uganda. Saul was also a Country Coordinator of a Care Uganda, Children’s Charity Project in Bugiri District. Saul’s great passion for the children and the vulnerable people in general is such a resource that he brings along into Helping Hands Uganda. Saul leads a team of youthful and energetic staff whom he oversees. His strong analytical skills, excellent communication abilities, and good managerial practices, give him the ability to create solutions that are beyond expectations.


Working directly under the Program Coordinator, Nives is an excellent young brain when it comes to the organization’s funding aspects. Nives often initiates funding proposals, that she develops and then present to the Program Coordinator. She speaker heads different promotional activities, identifies potential funders, and makes appealing contacts with them. Sometimes Nives sources for volunteers to provide services, that in turn saves the organization lots of funds. Her Networking skills are exceptional.


Spirituality, is an integral aspect of Helping Hands Uganda. Therefore, it was found necessary to engage someone who has a good gospel and evangelistic experience. The main role of gospel artistes is to preach godliness; win souls and teach tenets of Christianity by living an exemplary life worthy of emulation by unbeliever beneficiary community. Brian has therefore been assigned this task, working directly under the Program Coordinator. Brian was also assigned the task of identifying, defining and developing, funding sources to support existing and planned program activities as well as lead the development, writing, and submission of grant proposals to different funding organizations. As a Grants Officer, Brian was hired to do the necessary research, design and writing of grant proposals on behalf of Helping Hands Uganda. This was deemed necessary to play the crucial role in helping our organization to obtain funding to advance our programs.

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