FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
1ST JULY 2013
Kampala: THE Board of Directors, Freedom and Roam Uganda (FARUG), is pleased to announce that Junic Wambya will take over the Executive Director position that will be vacated as of 1st July 2013 by Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera, who is stepping down from the position she has held since the organizations inception ten years ago.
“I am pleased to have served this organization for all these years. Stepping down from the leadership duties of FARUG doesn’t mean i am stepping down from my activism. Am very far from achieving my goal as to why I started the organization and until then, I will always continue my activism. For now am ready for new challenges and also getting some rest to re invigorate my energies. I wish Junic great deliberations and I have no doubt she will be a great leader. Aluta Continua” Kasha said.
The board’s action comes with the fullest confidence that Wambya will be an excellent leader of FARUG and take the organization to the next level.
“Junic has gained a vast experience in human rights over the years.” Said Diane Sydney Bakuraira, The Chairperson Board of Directors. “I believe in what she does. She is compassionate and hardworking. She has successfully completed her one year transition period. With that experience FARUG will be served well”
Wambya says of her new position. “I am honored to have the opportunity to be part of FARUG’s leadership. This position comes with a lot of responsibility and challenges, many will try to compare me with Kasha and her charisma, Kasha has done immense work for FARUG that has given the organization its name and will always be appreciated. We will work as a team to continue building on the great work already started by Kasha. I would like to extend my sincere thanks to Kasha for the mentorship and the great work she has put into FARUG”
Wambya has been the Health Desk coordinator since 2009 and successfully led a team in implementing the Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights Research Project. She holds a diploma in nursing and had been employed by the Ministry of Health till 2012.
As part of the transition plan, she has been prepared both emotionally and professionally with trainings at different organizations including the Coalition of African Lesbians (CAL) where she trained for three months in crisis and organization management, leadership, financial and communication skills among others.
She will continue to build the firm foundation laid by the outgoing Executive Director.
This transition happens at the time when FARUG is marking 10years of existence on 4th July 2013. A booklet that gives an insight into the journey of FARUG is being compiled and will be published soon.
We appreciate all the support accorded the outgoing executive director and the mentorship rendered to the incoming director and it is our humble prayer that you continue to support and to partner with us.
For more information please contact:
Diane Sydney Bakuraira: firstname.lastname@example.org,
Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera: email@example.com,
Junic Wambya: Health@faruganda.org