Sharifah Nayiga

   (Salt Swartz) 

Kampala, Uganda

 Secretary & Special Events   



    International Team !

Evan Taylor, USA


Lynda Smart Brown

Murray, Utah  USA

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. 

Our 2020 Kabalagala  Food Gifting Team

Sam loves working with kids. He taught acrobatic skills to young girls with ACT  (Acrobatic Circus Troup) for many years. Sam is a  kind gentleman of 22 who is a deep thinker and planner.   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 there working in a new environment and language. He will choose library locations and work closely with the Ambassadors at each library. 

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Sharifah is a gentle, loving person who is very hard working. She loves children and they gravitate to her so naturally. She has organized and researched the Kids Read organization in its beginnings and has formed a strong team of artisans, publishers and community leaders to assist in the launching of our libraries. She has an amazing work ethic.  We are happy this 22 year old woman is on our team!

Evan grew  up in Chicago and has worked in youth-serving non-profits for 10 years. Her background in creative arts ranges from photography to banjo. She splits her time seasonally between Utah and Alaska and is an avid outdoors woman.  She will assist with social media..

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. 

Edison, Sam, Vincent, Sharifah, Shalick,  Douglas, Jumah, and Vincent, Evelyn, Musa and Sebarina. 

Sharifah Ahimbisibwe  

   (Sharifah Shantall)

    Kampala, Uganda

  Operations Director

A former RN with a degree from 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 is excited to be part of this next  venture to aid children.

She has earned numerous awards 

for her 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. 

   Sam Bagenda

Kampala, Uganda

  CEO- Founder

  David Muyanja

Kampala, Uganda

​Financial Director

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.

      Tagaba Hassan, Uganda

      Skilled Kids Read Artisan

About Us

Salt is an efficient, ambitious young woman who joins us from a recent job in the Middle East.  She has excellent writing skills, and will  be in charge of the minutes of the Uganda Team Board meetings, the other essential paperwork necessary for an NGO and assist the Finance Director & CEO  in keeping records for the Kids Read organization.  She is 21 years of age. 

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 ! 


David is a very busy man as an advocate for young women in the courts of Kampala & Administrator of Grace Place for children. His extensive education and experience provides Kids Read with a  seasoned professional  . He has an action based personality, a tempered disposition.  and only wants to give back to humanity and assist his community and its children. David will be in charge of securing our NGO. (Non Government Organization) 

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. 


    Eric Froisland  JD

Salt Lake City, Ut USA 

       Ryland J. Shaw

South Jordan, UT USA

    Bob Dunn

Murray, Ut USA 

Jackie, who spent her career as 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.

​ Jackie Detmers

Sandy, Utah  USA

This honor student is currently a Jr. at the University of Utah and interned 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.

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. 

It's all about the kids !

It takes a team of dedicated international volunteers to make sure our MISSION is reaching as many communities as possible. Our goal is to provide children access to our free books. 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 us get a head start by contacting us about sponsoring a library.

Jeannine Marlowe, USA


        Karla  M. Jay, USA

    Literary Consultant