Welcome to UgandaPanda! We (Tessa and Nick) live in a vibrant semi-urban community in a grass thatched hut in Lacor ‘suburbia’ surrounded by wonderful women who are working really hard to bring up their kids. Being an active part of our community and church is at the core of our being.
Nick is a doctor with a diploma in tropical medicine, and a masters in public health from the University of Cambridge. He has 3 roles. He sees patients at St. Philips health center, manages 9 larger rural health centers for the local Diocese Health Department, and co-founded the social enterprise OneDay health, which launches small sustainable health centers in remote rural areas. There are 21 OneDay health centers up and running, and we hope for more growth
Tessa is studying towards a PHD in development studies at the University of Cambridge. She works with our local Church St. Catherines to organise the community. She’s part of a small group “Wakonye Kenwa” (The help is amongst us), who are trying to bring about positive, social change in the Lacor community, which includes fighting for better water access, and against the huge alcohol problem. Happy reading!
Grace and Peace, Nick and Tessa