Ambassadors

Eagles Wings works on a voluntary basis with the support of ‘ mbassadors' who offer their skills free of charge to help the work of the charity. This includes fund raising, making presentations to businesses, schools and churches and promoting current projects within their sphere of influence.

The following people currently represent Eagles Wings and all have travelled to one or more international projects and seen the work of the charity first hand.

Sharon Oliver

Sharon inspecting our first home grown tomatoes in Kenya

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Sharon uses her wealth of experience, as a former UK registered nurse, to deliver training seminars and teaching sessions on health issues in both Kenya and Uganda. She speaks forthrightly on topics such as having a baby, birth control, the menopause, raising children and family health.

In many remote areas where Eagles Wings is present working in rural communities, Sharon will speak to ladies leaders about the need to teach the next generation how to parent responsibly and show a lead in embracing health guidelines that may even be contrary to local tradition.

Sharon finds the Thare Machi training DVDs very helpful as discussion starters on such subjects as healthy eating, hygiene, high blood pressure and living with and caring for someone with HIV.

She has been instrumental in pressing for a much needed maternity centre to be built in Nebbi, North West Uganda after her visits there.

Tina Jegede

Tina overseeing an ante-natal clinic

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Tina is matron of the Whittington Hospital, Highgate, London, responsible for elderly care, and is a former midwife. She has always had a vision for maternity care in the Third World and has been a driving force behind the Nebbi maternity clinic.

Tina has made a number of trips to Nebbi, Uganda to offer her expertise in the training of birth attendants and writing protocols for the clinical side of the maternity centre.

Tina is a primary mover in raising funds and awareness of the Eagles Wings maternity project in Nebbi within the Healthcare community.

Kerstin Meeson-Smith

Kerstin, Sharon and trustee Frank on their way to Arua, northern Uganda

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Kerstin is an accountant by profession and currently offers business and tax advice as a freelance consultant. She travelled some years back to Uganda to ‘give something back’ for charity, perhaps not realising how much her skills in accountancy could contribute to many who wanted to start their own business, manage their household budget better and genuinely make a better life for themselves and their children.

Kerstin is a regular volunteer for Eagles Wings and has often given up her annual holiday to travel to Uganda to conduct seminars on simple finance and to give advice on money management. Says Kerstin, “I do feel as though I’m making a difference. The work is hard but its incredibly satisfying. I’m having the time of my life!”


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