Alaso Olivia

As a Ugandan Social Worker born and raised in Jinja, Olivia has a passion for helping vulnerable populations and supporting community-driven initiatives. After years of working with various NGOs and seeing harm caused by western do-gooders, she has imagined a better way forward. Olivia is a Mum to Lebron James Jr. and to a husband who really enjoys basketball. Family, history, and identity are all very important to her and a main source of her motivation.

Kelsey Nielsen

When we refer to Kelsey as the “white savior in recovery” on the team, we are not kidding. It’s important to realize that this is an ongoing process. Her main role is holding herself and fellow white people accountable in a real way. Kelsey received both her bachelor’s and master’s in Social Work from Temple University in Philadelphia.

Lubega Wendy

A human rights activist and advocate by profession with a degree in ethics and human rights. A 27-year-old Ugandan, she is very passionate about social change that is justice driven with the human person as a focal point.

Sharon Nyanjura

When you run an NGO as a Ugandan, you see so many of the double standards that exist. Sharon has grown up around the white savior complex and, over time, has become increasingly vocal about the issues with it. As a Mum of two, completing her Masters abroad, running an NGO and a business in Uganda, she has very limited time but remains in support of the work NWS is doing. Sharon was very much a part of the early conversations and forming of NWS.