Get to know Nakidde Margaret
In our last blog, we heard Gonzaga's inspiring story. This time we learn about her assistant, Margaret.
Margaret holds the position of Assistant Finance and Administration Manager. She works alongside Gonzaga and both regularly update us with their progress. Here Margaret answers a few questions about herself and her work:
Why were you attracted to this job?
I visited the EVC website and saw the poor children smiling. I wanted to develop my career as a social worker and felt I deserved to join this organization. I needed to play a role in changing people's lives. I have love and concern for the poor; I am honest, dutiful and a good mobiliser.
Furthermore, I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Social Sciences, a certificate in public administration as well as in HIV guidance and counselling. I wanted to use these qualifications to help the poor children and make their future’s bright.
I am so grateful to the EVC committee for this great opportunity and promise to perform to my level best.
What have you been doing since taking up the job full time?
I have been working with the children, visiting them at school, encouraging them to study harder and ensuring that they have all the necessary requirements at school. I have created a very strong relationship with the children by talking to them, giving hope and smiles to these innocent souls.
I’ve been responsible for transporting the children's gifts and letters to their schools and collecting the letters for their sponsors in return. I also have been following EVC's projects both at St Matia Mulumba and St Kizito, as well as running other office duties.
Pictured: Margaret working in the new EVC office
What do you enjoy the most about your job?
I enjoy seeing these children smiling; I feel so good once they are living happily and performing better in schools.
What are your plans for the immediate future?
At the moment my plan is to ensure that the parents/guardians get involved in their children's education. That they visit them at school and encourage them to study hard while getting involved with co-curricular activities like sports, music, dance and drama. The parents should follow the school programmes such as the parents' meetings. I plan to hold more workshops with the parents so that they understand the value of education.
Likewise, I intend to conduct workshops with the sponsored children so that they value education and study so hard. I hope that through these workshops we will get to know the challenges they face and how we can deal with them so I can do more counselling for these children. With that, I believe we can happily see our future getting brighter each day and with all efforts, we shall get there.
Pictured: Margaret meeting with the children, giving counselling, guidance & encouragement