A Few Words About

Our Team

Board Chairman


Fred is a Born-Again Christian who has served the Lord since 1975. He has passion for people having spent most of his early years serving God in church. Fred is a retired qualified accountant who worked with different agencies including Vivo Energy the company which is in charge of monitoring Shell Fuel Stations within Uganda. Fred is a married man with a family. He has mentored quite a good number of children and has inspired many youths to become great in life. Fred is the overall overseer of all the REF activities within and outside Uganda.
FRED MUKISA IKOBA - Board Chairman
Executive Director


Charles is a qualified teacher from Kyambogo University in Uganda. He is a Born-Again Christian who has passion for community transformation through children and youths empowerment. Although Charles had a father, he grew up in the hands of a single mother as a result of Gender Based Domestic Violence that saw his mother divorce when he was just 6 years old. Charles went through numerous kinds of torture.

Since his qualification in 2007, Charles has taught in different schools within Uganda both in urban and rural areas including but not limited to Kampala Junior Academy. He is currently the Executive Director of Right Education Foundation, Lead Pastor at New Hope Children’s Church, Team leader at Bethel Children’s Ministry and Managing Director at Christel Junior School – Namayumba. Charles believes in the value of DEI meaning Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. He believes that everyone has the potential to perform well if given an opportunity.

His vision is to preach the word of God and introduce the power of Jesus in people’s lives and also offer an opportunity to every vulnerable child / orphans living in rural areas to attain free excellent and holistic education by setting up model schools for Pre-Primary, Primary , Secondary schools and technical institutions for quality education within each of the five regions of Uganda. To date, Charles has positively impacted the lives of over 1,000 children through the foundation. Some of these children are right now studying in High schools while others are enrolled in universities and colleges. Charles has worked with different teams right from teachers and other grass root organizations since 2010 to bring out transformation in communities through engaging children and youths in educational activities. He aims at offering holistic Christian based education to all the children that God has entrusted us with.

CHARLES MPANGA - Executive Director
Managing Director


Mary, a co-founder of REF Uganda, is an experienced finance manager and HR professional. Her compassionate leadership style reflects her dedication to empowering others.
MARY HOPE - Managing Director

John Nangoye

Operations Supervisor
John Nangoye, a seasoned social worker since 2008, joined our team in 2017. His expertise and dedication enrich our mission to empower vulnerable communities.

Allen Nabukenya

Programs Co-Ordinator
Allen Nabukenya, a qualified secondary school teacher and social worker, joined our team in 2020. Her passion for education and commitment to social welfare enhance our efforts to uplift communities in need.
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