About Us

THE OBJECTS OF THE TRUST IN ACCORDANCE WITH CHRISTIAN PRINCIPLES ARE:- 1. TO RELIEVE FINANCIAL HARDSHIP, SICKNESS AND DISTRESS IN UGANDA; 2. THE ADVANCEMENT OF THE EDUCATION OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE IN UGANDA; AND 3. THE ADVANCEMENT OF EDUCATION IN UGANDA, INCLUDING ADVANCEMENT IN LIFE AND THE RELIEF OF UNEMPLOYMENT, INCLUDING ASSISTANCE TO FIND EMPLOYMENT.

Trustee Profiles

Trust Secretary – Andrew (Andy) Bull
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Andy provides to AGLMUK and its partners a wealth of experience in environmental protection, sustainable development and renewable energy.  His thirty years spent in local government saw him undertake a series of roles in town and country planning, environmental policy coordination, sustainable energy projects and economic development.  For the past four years Andy has been developing the work of Severn Wye Energy Agency in Wales and is currently coordinating an Intelligent Energy for Europe project relating to the promotion of anaerobic digestion technology across 11 countries. Andy is using his knowledge and experience to develop projects and establish partnerships for AGLM.  He has, for instance, worked extensively on the sustainable woodland, fish-farming and renewable energy schemes that have been and still are being developed and expanded. His qualifications include:

BSc(Hons)Environmental Sciences, p/g diplomas in Town Planning and Design in the Built Environment.

 

Trust Treasurer – Christine (Chris) Bull
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Chris has a working background that provides invaluable experience to key objectives of our partners Africa Greater Life Mission.  She commenced working life as a secondary school science teacher and when her own children came along provided private tuition lessons to local GCSE and A level students in maths and chemistry.  Following a short spell as a Development Officer for the Pre-School Playgroups Association in Wales, Chris then worked with the Care and Repair Agencies in Powys for 20 years. Chris undertook the role of Area Manager for the southern half of the county as well as responsibility for the finances for the organisation.  Her understanding of accounting procedures, finances, administration and purchasing is clearly of tremendous benefit to the charity but her education background is hugely beneficial when it comes to placing students in secondary schools and seeing them through to the culmination of formal education. Her qualifications include:

BSc(Hons)Chemistry and p/g certificate in Education.

 

Trust Chair – Becky Webb
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Becky has significant experience of working in sub-Saharan Africa having spent 18 months teaching biology with VSO in rural Tanzania and also supporting Ugandan smallholders to develop added value food products. During the past fifteen years she has worked in rural development in Wales, managing the delivery of the LEADER programme in Powys with a team of staff and a multi-million pound budget. She is currently working for a well-known charity delivering support to children and families.  She has started a new Riding for the Disabled Group and is passionate about Fairtrade. Becky’s skills in developing and delivering innovative rural development projects have been of great value to the charity, as has her previous experience of Board membership. Up until 2009 she was a Board member for Fairtrade Wales – helping Wales to become the world’s first Fairtrade country. Her qualifications include:

BSc (Hons) Biology and Geography and professional qualifications in management and teaching (equestrian).

 

Jessie Bergstrom
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Jessie’s professional background has proved invaluable to the charity, particularly her extensive nursing and teaching experience. Her teaching experience has included working in rural Sudan as a TEFL tutor, providing English tuition in Greece and working as a Reception teacher in Kuwait. Jessie’s nursing has also led her to work abroad in Saudi Arabia. Within the UK, she has worked in orthopaedics, A & E and district nursing, the latter including project management of a Hospital at Home Scheme in Leicester. During the last 9 years she has been a District Nurse (Team Leader) in Powys. These skills and knowledge have been critical to the development of the healthcare provision at Bulubakulu, where she has provided training and support to the village nurse and been key in implementing a number of new healthcare programmes. Her qualifications include:

BA(Hons) English/Art, TEFL, and her professional nursing qualifications are Registered General Nurse, District Nurse, and Independent Prescriber.

 

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