From the beginning, PCE Foundation has been mentored, monitored and supported by visionaries from across the globe, and their knowledge and skills have greatly benefited the program. As of November 2016, we have formed a new Board of Directors based in Uganda. With a deep understanding of the culture and needs of the people, the new board is fully equipped to guide our growth and support our development in the years to come.
Beatrice Achieng Nas, Executive Director and Founder of PCE Foundation
Beatrice’s bio may be found on the Management Team page.
David holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Monitoring and Evaluation, a Diploma in Project Planning and Management, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Development Studies. David has 13 years of overall experience, acquired in civil society management and the execution of community-based programs, particularly in education, health, and child protection responses in Uganda. He has headed child protection, health, education, and livelihood programs, including emergence interventions. He has sound knowledge of participatory, community-based programming approaches in the development and emergence contexts, and is conversant with international and local program intervention protocols such as the UN Convention on the rights of the child, and best practices like community-based advocacy, participatory needs identification, and monitoring and evaluation.
Scovia Akoth Kagulo
Scovia brings a wealth of practical knowledge, with personal experience of the difficulties girls face in obtaining higher education. She speaks English, Swahili and Dhupadhola, and has served as a trained team leader with UWESO Savings and Loans Association since 2006. She is also trained as a Village Health Team Leader (VHT) in a program developed by the District Health Office (a government initiative). Under the VHT program, she received training in nutrition in November 2011, child protection training under the Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) project (another government initiative) in 2013, and training in Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD), which was organized by the Uganda Ministry of Health in Kisoko sub-county in 2013. Additional training includes Open Circle Workshop Life Skills organized by PCE Foundation in May 2014, and Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) organized by Ministry of Health in Kisoko sub-county 2014. Scovia is very passionate about women empowerment, and the social, economic and political well-being of women in rural Uganda.
Richard holds a Post-Graduate diploma in Early Childhood Education and Sports Science from Kyambogo University. He is a trained mathematics examiner with Uganda National Examination Board (UNEB), and has worked in this area since 1994. Richard is certified as a Grade II, Grade III, Grade V, and Graduate teacher with 30 years experience in the education field. His positions include teaching at the Namirembe Infants’ Primary School, Dean of Administration at the Aga Khan Primary School, Administrator at the Delhi International School, and Head Teacher at St Barnabas Primary School. His vision is to promote community-related formal education with emphasis on mathematics and sciences, with a special focus on educating girls.
Mary Sylvia Agolla
Sylvia is one of the first beneficiaries and graduates of the PCE Foundation’s Rural Girl Child Mentorship (RGCM) program, and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Adult and Community Education from Kyambogo University. She is now working as an Education Officer with the PCE Foundation. Due to her own experiences, Sylvia is passionate about ensuring the availability of education opportunities for disadvantaged girls in her community. She recently introduced a PCE Foundation peer mentoring project, developed to allow the university students to mentor secondary school students, and students in teacher training to mentor the Portland school pupils.
James Alex Opendi
James is a qualified secondary school teacher with 18 years of experience. He has worked as a classroom teacher, head teacher, Chairperson of the Lands and Housing committee, Chairperson of the School Contracts and Procurement committee, served as a secondary school national examiner at the Uganda National Examinations Board, as Secretary of the Disciplinary committee for both students and teachers, and is a committed and well-known science teacher. He believes in the importance of education, and dedicates most of his resources toward educating his children and others. As a result of his focus, his first-born son recently qualified for a full scholarship for a Bachelor of Science in Medicine from Makerere University.
Beatrice earned a diploma in Human Resource Management from Makerere University Business School (2001/2003), a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management from Makerere University in Kampala (2004/2007), and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the Uganda Management Institute in 2012. She earned a certificate in Gender Based Violence from the Global Human Rights Leadership Training Institute of the Human Rights Development International in Nigeria in 2013, and in 2014, completed a Human Rights-Based Approach foundation course from People4Change by the MS TCDC near Arusha, Tanzania in collaboration with The Network University. Her past work experience includes working in Italy’s AVSI in the area of Finance and Administration; serving as Administrator of the Companionship of Works Association (COWA); as an Accounts Executive for the Italian Embassy, and back again to AVSI as Program Officer in the SCORE Project (a USAID funded program). She is currently working in Zambia with the Ministry of Community Development Mother and Child as a Community Mobiliser and Motivator, promoting Women’s Rights under the Actionaid People for Change Program. She is the financial advisor to Acres of Hope Uganda, as well as a founder-member of Across Africa Peace Mediators.