The KAASO Family

KAASO is not just a school or a volunteer project, it’s truly a family. The staff, teachers, children, volunteers and the wider community all work together to make KAASO what it is.

Dominic Mukwaya: Director & Founder

Born in the village of Kabira where KAASO is located, Dominic struggled financially to put himself through school. Eventually, he managed to graduate not only with a teaching diploma, but finally a Bachelor of Education in 2006 when he was 38 years old. Dominic created St Paul KAASO in 1999 together with his wife Rose.

Rose Mukwaya: Assistant Director & Founder

Originally from Kayunga, east of Kampala, Rose is the daughter of a prominent magistrate. Rose met Dominic while completing her teaching certificate at Ggaba Teachers College in Kampala, and after graduating, they both moved to Kabira. Rose initially worked as an English teacher at local government schools before creating KAASO with Dominic.

Teacher Enock: Dean of Studies & P7 Class Teacher

Teacher Enock grew up just down the road from KAASO in Kasaali village. He joined KAASO in 2003 as a social studies teacher, eventually becoming the class teacher for Primary Seven. He is an integral part of the academics at KAASO and has helped guide many Primary Seven students to first grades in their Primary Leaving Examinations.

Teacher Sarah: School Bursar

Teacher Sarah first came to KAASO in 2002 as one of the school's first teachers. Having studied Nursery Teaching at Nile Vocational Institute in Jinja, she headed the nursery department for many years before taking on the full-time role of school bursar. She is from Kibale village in Kooki county, but KAASO is now home to her.

Nurse Shiba: School Nurse

Shiba came to KAASO in 2010 where she took up her position as School Nurse. In 2016, thanks to the support of Share Uganda, Shiba graduated from Kampala School of Health Sciences with a Diploma in Clinical Medicine. Shiba is now the Clinical Officer overseeing the Share Uganda Hampton Health Centre.

Emma Outteridge: Volunteer Coordinator

Originally from New Zealand, Emma first came to KAASO in 2009 for six months with two fellow Kiwis. She quickly fell in love with the school and now returns every year. She created the Kiwi Sponsorships programme and the Suubi Sanyu student microloan fund in addition to the various fundraisers she runs for KAASO. She currently lives in Auckland, New Zealand with her husband, Nathan, and their sons, Jack and Charlie.

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