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Hemtog Foundation Uganda

Hemtog Foundation Uganda is aiming at Reducing Risks for Low-Income and Disadvantaged Communities in Urban and Rural Areas of the Rwenzori and Uganda through a Multi-sectoral Approach.

Presence in: Uganda
Focus: Education, Family, Gender-based violence, Health, Livelihoods, Peace-building & Transitional Justice, Women's Rights
HEMTOG stands for Help Me To Grow

Started in 2013 and registered in 2018, Hemtog Foundation Uganda is an indigenous community based organization legally registered with Kasese District Local Government currently operating in the Rwenzori Region initially Kasese district under the following thematic areas:

  • Social economic empowerment
  • Children’s safeguarding interventions
  • Art, Culture promotion and Environmental Protection Interventions
  • Talent and Skills Development Initiative
  • Advocacy

People Associated With This Organization

Bikeke Saimon

Hemtog Foundation Uganda
Joined January 2021
Interests: Gender-based violence, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Livelihoods, Other, Peace-building & Transitional Justice
Skilled Journalist with experience of eight years, administrator with years of exemplary service in diverse management roles. Passionate about utilizing my knowledge and skills to lead technical staff and manage organization. Hard working, innovative, socially interactive and ambitious ready to undertake challenging tasks. I have good interpersonal relationship and I easily work and co-operate with a group of people I find myself with and I have worked with various media institutions and civil society organizations.

Working experience Institution Period
Founder & Coordinator Umbrella for Journalists Kasese 2013 – to date
Technical Thematic Working Group NCHRD-U 2018 to date
Independent Member Institute of Community Reporters 2017 to date
Human Rights & Networking Center for Gender Equality 2019
Human Rights Officer Hemtog Foundation Uganda 2018 – 2019
Programs Manager Blessed Rwenzori Uganda 2021
Western Chairperson National Youth Advocacy Platform 2018 – 2019
Project coordinator Nyamwamba East Youth Farmers 2014
News reporter Kasese Guide Radio 2013 – 2014
Staff Ngeya FM Radio – UBC 2014 – 2017
Freelancer URN 2016 – 2018

Excellent administration and management skills, including strategic planning, leadership techniques, resource allocation, and coordinating staff.

Other attainments
Certificate of Attendance in Human Rights, Digital and Physical Security Management, Promotion of SDGs, Conflict Sensitive Reporting and I among the 100 Most Positively Inspiring African Youths (100 MPIAY) Award winner 2017

Games and sports
Art and Music
Groups’ formation
Bikeke Saimon is the network champion (main point of contact) for Hemtog Foundation Uganda.

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