Dedicated experts with a proven record of success.
We have a team of Ugandan Social Work and Economic Development Professionals.
CO-FOUNDER/ PRO BONO EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Jackie developed her interest in children and Africa at age 8 when she began sending her allowance to an organization feeding children in Africa. Over the years her interest and commitment grew until as an adult she began focusing on vulnerable communities in the US and developing countries. She has volunteered in family homeless shelters and traveled to Africa, Southeast Asia and Latin America, providing hands-on love, nurturing and business expertise to orphanages and international nutritional projects such as Project Peanut Butter. Her dedication frequently involves several months of onsite support and collaboration with the staff, government officials and community stakeholders; as well as active fundraising while back home in the US.
After Jackie graduated from UCLA, she began her career as a social worker, working with culturally diverse families in Los Angeles. For the past 15 years she has had a successful career as a marketing executive and consultant with Fortune 500 companies in San Francisco and London.
Jackie brings her strategic business, marketing and development expertise to all her volunteer endeavors. She believes every single child deserves the basics to lead a healthy life and is committed to making this happen.
Wendy Hinton Sweetmore
Wendy Hinton is an internationally seasoned Executive, Producer and Writer with over 20 years experience working across the globe; Australia, Africa, London, New York and LA.
In 1993 she travelled to Africa and it changed her life forever. As a freelance Producer Wendy worked in Kenya and Ghana generating story content for News networks, but it was always hard for her to walk away. She knew one day, she would return and get involved.
In London, she worked for the consulting arm of Disney/Buena Vista, as Creative Director, for their Special Events, launching multi-million dollar films in Europe. In the USA, she has worked for Oprah and all the major networks. Wendy was the Senior Vice President of Development and Current Programming at One Three Media – a Mark Burnett and Hearst Company. In August 2016, Wendy launched her own media company.
Wendy is married and has two amazing children. She understands first hand how important raising children in a loving and safe environment is and wants to give this to the world. Wendy believes that every child has the right to grow up in a loving family.
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