Meet our Board of Trustees

Vice Chairperson

Selma Scheewe

Selma Scheewe holds a Masters Degree in Humanitarian Action from the University of Groningen. She has worked in international development for 15 years for various NGOs and knowledge institutes in Africa, Europe and the USA, particularly around public health. Selma specialises in monitoring and evaluation of projects and programmes, while also having a wealth of experience in project management and funder requirements in the non-profit sector.

Selma is passionate about diversity and inclusion, including rights-based approaches to disability, the empowerment of women and girls and enabling socially excluded person to lead a dignified life. Having lived in Uganda and being part of a Dutch-British-Ugandan family, Selma is well familiar with the Ugandan context and is committed to improving the circumstances of children and youth with disabilities in and near Gulu. Selma is excited to facilitate and support the growth of ASA as a primarily locally led, Ugandan CBO.

Our Treasurer

Okwonga Charles

Charles is a passionate sports man, Ambassador for Blazesports America in Uganda, an active wheelchair Basketball player for Uganda National Team, two times national wheelchair racing bronze medalist. He survived land mine at the age of 8 years leading to double amputation on the lower limbs, He is a graduate of business administration, a trained coach for adaptive games (Sitting Volleyball and Wheelchair Basketball).

Our finance Adviser to the board

Nyero Joseph


He is the founder of Nyero Foundation, he is a sports enthusiast. He holds an International Master of Science Degree in Finance and Accounting from Rotterdam Business School in the Netherlands. Previously, he had graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Quantitative Economics from Gulu University in Northern Uganda.

Having been born, raised, educated in Northern Uganda during and after the war insurgency, he has an infinite passion for the community and fully committed to the rehabilitation of the region through Education and Sports.

Growing up, he played for all youth ranks of the region. Being a natural leader, he had the opportunity to Captain Gulu District team, Northern Regional Team at all different age categories not forgetting Gulu University Football Team.

In addition to that, he played for many local teams in Gulu District which includes Gulu United Football Club, Super Eagles, Pece United and North Shield etc. He has a short stint with a professional Belgian Jupiter Pro League team called Waasland Beveren. Apparently, he plays for SV Heinenoord in the Netherlands. All benefits from football are directed to the running of this foundation.

Our board of trustee member

Amy Gillespie

Amy is a graduate of MPH specialized in Global Health Leadership from New York University. She also earned her MSW from Simmons College, where she took her first and second trip to Uganda in 2017 to work with local NGOs around issue related to access to toilets inclusive education HIV/AIDS and gender equality. Amy has several years of experience working as a social worker in various settings such as hospitals and homeless shelters. Her experiences motivated her to support children and youth with disabilities in Uganda to enjoy an inclusive adaptive sports and physical literacy both in schools and community.

Chairperson Board of trustees

Vincent Agaba

Vincent Agaba is the Managing Director of Avarts Housing Ltd. He is the Founder, past CEO & Past President of the Association of Real Estate Agents of Uganda (AREA-Uganda). He is also the Chairperson of the Governing Council of the Real Estate Institute of East Africa (REIEA).

He is a Board Member of Habitat for Humanity Uganda(HFH) Board. He is the Resident Technical Advisor for Uganda for the International Housing Coalition – IHC Global. He is a Member of the Executive Committee of the Uganda National Urban Forum (UNUF), representing Professional Bodies. He is and Director of the Rwenzori Tourism Academy and the Secretary (and former Chairperson) of the Board of Rena Foundation Uganda and Chairperson of the Netherlands Alumni Association of Uganda (NAAU). He is a past Member of the Audit Committee of PSFU, the Private Sector Foundation of Uganda. He is also a Member of Rotary International.

Vincent Agaba holds a Degree in Business Administration and management attained at Uganda Martyrs University and a Degree in International Business and Management from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. He also attained a Certificate of Proficiency in Insurance (COP) offered by the Insurance Training College, Professional Certificate in Real Estate Management by IREM, USA;, Professional Certificate in Real Estate Brokerage and Management offered by the International Real Property Foundation in cooperation with World Bank-IFC and AREA-Uganda; Professional Certificate in Trainer of Trainers and in Housing Finance, both offered by Frankfurt School of Finance & Management – Germany in cooperation with World Bank-IFC and Institute of Banking and Financial Services.

Public Relations (PR) Board of Director

Ongom Benson

Benson is the Northern Uganda Bureau Chief at Multimedia Company Next Media services, over- seeing the regions of Acholi, West Nile and Lango. He has nine years of experience working in both print and broadcast media. He worked as programme director at Radio King and also at Jal fresh, and anchored news on two different television stations.

Benson holds a Degree in Mass Media Communication (Public relation) from Kavendish University, Degree in Information technology and communication from Gulu University, and Holds a certificate in radio and television programming from Supreme Council for Media Excellency, Cairo, EGYPT.

He is a passionate sports personality in the region he played basketball back in high school, he has witnessed the power of sports in changing lifestyles, attitudes and mindsets of young people positively, he wants to contribute towards the organisation vision by supporting the mission as a board of director