Friday, May 9, 2014

Meet Titus

Our latest “meet the staff” features Titus Obbo, UVP Program Coodinator.

Titus started working for Uganda Village Project (UVP) in 2008 as part of the team that conducted a baseline survey in all 70 of our current and future Healthy Villages. Afterwards, he stayed behind to continue working with UVP on a safe water project. Over time, Titus had more tasks added to his role as he helped with hygiene and sanitation and eventually HIV and malaria within the Healthy Villages Program.

“What I like best about my job is that it’s challenging; it makes me think and try to create solutions to a number of challenges that arise. It lets me be creative,” Titus said when asked about his work. He also likes that the entire staff team works together and steps in for one another, which he says isn’t common around Uganda. Titus’s background is not in public health—he was monitoring the universal primary school program in Uganda before coming to UVP—but in his six years with UVP he’s learned practical experience in public health and it has given him an appreciation for issues Ugandans deal with on a daily basis.

When not at work, Titus spends time with his family. He’s married with three kids ages 7, 4, and 1 ½, and his extended family is in Iganga District, so he often spends time in the village with them. He also enjoys reading motivational books, including Banker to the Poor, about pioneering microfinance leader Muhammad Yunus. We’re glad to have Titus and his steady presence in our office!

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