Emily is a student at Weber State University in Utah seeking a degree in Interpersonal and Family Communication. She ask to

be our intern and we are thrilled to have her join us to assist with fund-raising, internal affairs and social media.  She lives in Ogden, Utah.

Sharifah Ahimbisibwe

  (Sharifah Shantall)

Kabalagala, UG

CLIP  Director

Rosette is a graduate of Ndejje University, with  a Bachelor Degree in Human Resource Management  and a has a certificate in business computing.   She has great leadership  and communication skills. She is a great motivator and will be a great addition to our Uganda Team. She is a self starter and is a great at administrative skill and maintaining records..  

Emily Cruz Evensen

Shaun is experienced in government, healthcare and higher education consulting. Clients include State of Utah, Univ. of Utah, 

 Huntsman Cancer Institute and Kids Eat Foundation. He has  dual Master's Degrees in Public Admin. & Healthcare Admin. He is an independent journalist  who has numerous  awards from Society of Prof. Journalists and is an accomplished screenwriter as well.

Ryland is a recently graduatey Cum Laude from the  Univ. of Utah in Communication. He did an internship in Washington, DC with the Dept. of Interior. Ryland brings a wealth of IT experience to KR and will assist in media & social media content.  Formerly a KidsEat! volunteer. He is our US  Social Media expert.

         Intern 2021

A former RN, graduate of  Brigham Young University, Lynda has always been active in charity work. She was President of the Utah Congressional Award, founded the KidsEat! program. and adviser to the Murray Children's Pantry. She has earned numerous awards for Community Service including the Heart & Hands Award, Utah Philanthropic Day and a National Dependable Leader Award from Maytag.  She will act as President of Kids Read. 

Humble is a great friend to Kids Read and comes from Katwe, our first CLIP city. His ability to see the children from a different view than most make his pictures stunning and most interesting. He captures our kids joy and expressions so well !

        Karla  M. Jay, USA

    Literary Consultant

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It's all about the kids !

       David Muyanja

     Kampala, Uganda

​CFO, Financial Director

​CLIP Program Advisor

Joani has spent the last 45 years as a 1st grade teacher who specialized in helping children read. She wants to join our Kids Read Team to help attract like-minded people interested in helping children read and succeed. As an avid reader and person who enjoys running and outdoor activities, she has met lots of people who feel the same way she does about literacy.  !

Sharifah is an ambitious, talented hard working young woman, recently elected by Kabalagala as their Woman Counselor! She is organized and has an amazing work ethic.  She will act as Director of CLIP (Children Learning Independently Program) and work with the Ambassadors in  running the program and assist in the future expansion of it. 

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Salt is an efficient, ambitious young woman who joins us from a recent job in the Middle East.  She  will act as Acting Director of CLIP, our at-home education program. Tutors.  She will be the Liason between  Ambassadors  and Home Office.   She will give the  support they need  to implement the "Children Learning Independently Program".  She is 22 years of age. 

  ​    Ryland J. Shaw

So. Jordan, UT USA

   Sam Bagenda

Kampala, Uganda

  CEO- Founder

​ Jackie Detmers

Sandy, Utah  USA

Karla is an International Award Winning Author of several books,  holds a  Master's Degree from the University of Utah in Speech Pathology and runs the U Can Learn children's center in Salt Lake City, Utah.  She is instrumental in the formation of our  CLIP at-home education program and brings her knowledge of education to our newest gift to our children.

Eric received his Juris Doctorate Degree from the University of Utah and specializes in tax and 501c3

matters.  Formerly on the Board of KidsEat! Eric will be our acting attorney on the Board. 

Hassan is a very skilled craftsman who was chosen to be the official carpenter of the Kids Read Program. His skill in building our libraries and getting the art work done is awesome and we appreciate his dedication and skill. 

Our Associates are an  important and integral part of the Kids Read program. They assist us with their skills and support to help us succeed ! 


Rosette Najjemba

Kampala, Uganda

​  Acting  Secretary

      CLIP  Tutor

​​​Robert (Bob) Dean, USA

Robert has been a supporter of Kids Read and has sponsored 2 libraries, the Turtle in Kosovo and the Elephant in Kisugu.  He has donated to our food program and will sponsor the Rhinoceros  library. He also provided the first blackboard and mats for Kosovo.  He is an accomplished artist and worked in service industries his entire life.  

Jackie, who spent her career an appraiser,  has a  heart of gold and compassion and a way with words !  She has been involved in charity work for many years. She is currently assisting with the Adopt a Native Elder Group in Utah, a former KidsEat! volunteer and happily accepted the position of Secretary on the Board of Directors for Kids Read.

  Sam is always looking for the positive in life.  His vision is to assist children  all over Uganda and beyond those borders  He spent  six  months as a performer/ entertainer in China and brings those skills he learned to Kids Read.  He will choose library locations and work closely with the Ambassadors at each library and assist  as CLIP is begun in the villages. He is Office Manager ,CLIP Procurement & Distribution Director.. 

Bob was the VP of the Greater Salt Lake Boys & Girls Clubs, and Pres. of the South Valley Boys & Girls Clubs and brings his leadership, grant & funding skills to the KR program.  Formerly on the KidsEat! Board. Received the Governor's Career Humanitarian Leadership Award after 40 years caring for the children at Boys & Girls Clubs. 


    Eric Froisland  JD

Salt Lake City, Ut USA 

David is a very busy man as an advocate for young women in the courts of Kampala & Administrator of Grace Place Christian School for children. His extensive education and experience provides Kids Read with a  seasoned professional  . David will be in charge of securing our NGO. (Non Government Organization) and act as our CFO/Treasurer. He will oversee CLIP as an Advisor. 

      Tagaba Hassan, Uganda

      Skilled Kids Read Artisan

Joani Richardson, USA

    Sponsorship Advisor

    Bob Dunn

Murray, Ut USA 

Jeannine is a retired Social Worker, tutor and creator of several  children's  library programs. She is an active advocate for the literacy and education of children. She mentored refugee  students in classes where "English as a second language" was taught.  She brings insight to CLIP that only a seasons professional dealing with chldren can provide. 


    International Team !

Lynda Smart Brown

Murray, Utah  USA


It takes a team of dedicated international volunteers to make sure our MISSION is reaching as many children as possible. Our goal is to provide children access to free books and education. We're fortunate to have the best dedicating their time, energy, and expertise to our cause. Listed below will be on the Board of Directors of the Kids Read Foundation in both the US and Uganda. In the meantime, you can help a child begin to learn by contacting us about sponsorship in CLIP (Children Learning Independently Program) . 

Shaun Delliskave

Murray, UT  USA

Jeannine Marlowe, USA

         Program Adviser 

     Sharifah Nayiga

         (Salt Swartz) 

      Kampala, Uganda

    Asst. CLIP  Director 

Kigguli  Shafik Juma 


      CLIP Photographer