Sponsor a Staff Member
Help us support the community of Ddegeya Village by sponsoring one of Engeye’s beloved Ugandan employees!
Your full or partial sponsorship of an employee will provide the staff member with salary support, continued housing, electricity & internet, food & water, and the esteem of knowing that they and their contribution to Engeye are valued and honored.
You may choose the specific employee to sponsor, unless that staff member is already fully sponsored. You will receive a letter during the year from your sponsored staff member, and an annual photo and update from Engeye. You may send letters to your staff member at any time. Opportunities for approved visits to Engeye are always possible!
As a sponsor, you commit to four years of sponsorship at a annual donation level of your choosing from $250, $500, $1000, $1500, $2000, $2500, and the highest level of $3000. Your commitment is to the position, not the individual, so the sponsorship continues if the specific employee for a position changes.
For more info, please contact Heidi Adcock at [email protected].
Like many of Engeye’s employees, Bridget was volunteering in a hospital when she was referred to and then hired by Engeye. A jack-of-all-trades, when not seeing patients, Bridget is helping out in the pharmacy or the lab. As the Officer in Charge, she represents Engeye at meetings where topics cover everything from how not-for-profit organizations can best work with the government, to administrative workshops, to family planning care. She then acts as a liaison, sharing what she learns with the rest of the Engeye staff, and using the new information to design and implement improved treatment protocols. Bridget loves the flexibility she is afforded with her position at Engeye, and has a passion for interacting with patients. “There is a kind of satisfaction you get seeing a returning patient who is now healthy and satisfied with their healthcare.” Outside of the clinic, Bridget loves to spend time with her daughter Trinny, as well as her family and friends, listen to music, and dance! SPONSOR BRIDGET.
Eddie is such an important part of Engeye! In addition to taking care of our grounds and buildings, he acts as the resident Disc Jockey at all Engeye staff events, parties, and dinners. He learned English from all of the visiting volunteers and fellows, and now boasts and impressive sense of humor in both English and Luganda, which he uses to befriend everyone who visits the clinic. Born and raised in Ddegeya, Eddie is loved by the locals, visitors, and volunteers alike, and does so much to help everyone get acclimated and feel comfortable with life in his home village and the surrounding areas. In his free time, you can find Eddie tending to his farm, just down the road from the Engeye property. SPONSOR EDDIE.
Olivia came to Engeye in 2013, and loves her job. She is a sweet and calm presence in the clinic amongst the boisterous and humorous other employees, but wouldn’t want the Engeye atmosphere to be any different. She loves learning from and visiting with the American teams that volunteer at Engeye, and appreciates the interest they show in the employees. She also very much appreciates the great Mama Jackie cooked lunches the employees enjoy daily. In her free time, Olivia loves to hang out with friends and read—her favorite book is Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliette. She aspires to one day attend medical school. SPONSOR OLIVIA.
Mama Jackie is so named because of the Ugandan custom to identify a woman by her children’s names. Jackie is the darling of the clinic. She is the darling of the clinic– smart, very outgoing and assertive when necessary. She has most visitors happily wrapped around her finger within 24 hours of arrival. Mama Jackie does the cooking at the clinic. In a traditionally outdoor Ugandan kitchen, equipped with three charcoal fired burners, she makes lavish and delicious meals. Her favorite meal to cook is pan-fried chicken. At times, especially when teams visit from the US, she may have as many as ten dishes for dinner. She is a culinary genius, and an absolute gem for Engeye. Jackie is now an Engeye Scholar, and attends boarding school down the road in Kinoni. She is at the top of her class, to no one’s surprise. Mama Jackie has high hopes for Jackie to have a good profession when she finishes school. SPONSOR MAMA JACKIE.
Susan lives in Ddegeya Village and supports Mama Jackie when teams visit the clinic and the workload increases. She was the primary cook when Mama Jackie left for a time in 2008-2011. She is a calm and lovely presence at Engeye. She loves working at Engeye because “it is cool!”. SPONSOR SUSAN.
Assistant Lab Technician
Sylvia joined the Engeye team during the summer of 2015. Prior to Engeye, she worked at TASO Masaka in the Regional Hospital. She is a lab technician who cherishes the relationships she is able to develop with patients and other staff members. Her wonderful sense of humor is always on display at the staff’s daily lunches. In her free time, she enjoys playing volleyball, netball, farming, listening to music, dancing, and most of all, spending time with her baby boy Cuthbert. SPONSOR SYLVIA.
Henry began working at Engeye in April 2015. He was previously employed at the Lubaga Hospital in the St. Louis Clinic in Kampala. Henry enjoys working with the lovely patients, the hard-working staff he is surrounded by, and supportive friends of the Engeye community. In the future, he hopes to work towards a Bachelors Degree in medicine and surgery. He is passionate about discovering new things, sharing his ideas on issues, and displaying his patented pun-filled sense of humor—which he does effortlessly in both English and Luganda. SPONSOR HENRY.
Before joining the Engeye team in March 2016, Esther was a volunteer at St. Francis Naggalama Hospital in Mukono. Esther loves seeing the community members at the clinic, following their progress as they recover from illnesses, and making friends. In her free time, she enjoys spending time friends, cracking jokes and playing net ball. Esther hopes to continue her studies to pursue a Bachelors Degree in medicine, surgery and public health. SPONSOR ESTHER.
Emma joined the Engeye team in July of 2017, fitting in seamlessly with the friendly environment the clinic provides. Previously, he was volunteering at Malukhu Health Center III in Mbale (eastern UG). He first wanted to be an Astronaut when he ‘grew up’, but eventually pivoted his inquisitiveness and desire for learning into a career in healthcare. Emma’s innate curiosity makes working at the clinic an ideal job for him—he enjoys the challenge of seeing so many different patients through out a single week, and revels in the ability to learn something new each day. Outside of the clinic, he loves to read and watch films, especially in the science fiction genre. His favorite book is The DaVinci Code. SPONSOR EMMA.
Helen, a Masaka native, started working at Engeye in January 2017. It is her first job after graduating from Kampala International University, Western Campus, where she studied inroad comprehensive nursing. She brings her personable and energetic demeanor to the pharmacy, where she masterfully ensures that all patients receive their medication in a timely manner, throughout the hectic workday. Outside of the clinic, Helen loves to socialize with friends, listen to music, go swimming –especially at Brovad!—and watch football/soccer (she is a Manchester United Supporter)! SPONSOR HELEN.
IRS Requirements: For ease of reporting and tracking of donations for our organization, your staff sponsorship contribution will be considered a “preferred” donation, and not a “designated” donation. While Engeye will always make every effort to direct your donation to the needs specified, final discretion of how funds are categorized will remain with Engeye, Inc.