"Create all the happiness you are able to create: remove all the misery you are able to remove. Everyday will allow you to add something to the pleasure of others, or to diminish their pain."
This is our guiding principle – we know we can’t solve all the world’s problems but each one of us can make a positive difference.
Where we work
We work in Eastern Uganda, in the town of Mbale and the village of Kyemula, and now in the even more remote village of Namayili.
Kyemula lies to to the South of Mbale. The distance from Kampala is only around 140 miles but as the road is unmetalled beyond Jinja, travel time is around 6 hours.
Namayili is so remote it doesn't appear on any maps but it is to the North East of Mbale and travelling there takes about 60-90 minutes by car or bus.
Karen Whitaker worked in the charity sector for many years as a senior manager with Age Concern and subsequently as a CEO for a carers’ charity. She remains active in the sector as an active volunteer with Victim Support, Deafblind UK and as a Director of Healthwatch Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.
Karen is the Chair of the 3H Board of Trustees and manages contacts with partner organisations and beneficiaries.
Chris Bird is a chartered management accountant. Since he retired Chris has worked as a non executive director of the West Midlands Strategic Health Authority and has been a trustee at a mental health charity, a hospice, a stroke recovery charity, and CAB. Chris has made a series of visits to Uganda and has worked directly with the beneficiaries of 3H.
Chris is the treasurer at 3H.
Laurence Whitaker has spent 6 months volunteering with multiple charities in Eastern Uganda. He has also volunteered for multiple charities in the UK focussed on community development and youth empowerment. He currently works as a National Account Manager within the beauty industry
Laurence is a trustee for 3H.
Kieran Bird works within the charity sector and is currently a Case Officer in the welfare division of the Royal British Legion. Previously he has worked in Welfare to Work, helping gain employment for the unemployed. He is also a concert manager for a Bristol based choir which is a registered charity, donating to a range of causes across the region.
Kieran is a trustee for 3H.
Michael Milligan has worked in the software industry since he graduated in 1977. He is a Founding Director of Dolphin Cad Cam Systems Ltd. Michael is a father of four and enjoys walking, beach-combing, horse racing and football.
Michael is a trustee for 3H.
Diana Muturi is the Scholarships coordinator at Livingstone International University in Mbale. Having seen what 3H is doing in Kyemula, Diana felt drawn to the work 3H is doing there and wanted a more active role. She is already involved in a reproductive health project and is looking forward to further 'on the ground' involvement.
Diana is a trustee for 3H
We have established links with the following organisations working in the area around Mbale:
Kyemula Foundation for Orphans, Elderly and Girl Children
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