Celebrating the life of James Kaboggoza, AfriChild Board Member


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Mr. James Kaboggoza, among his peers, was an ‘Encyclopedia on Children’s issues in Uganda. A man with vast knowledge and working experience, he made an immense contribution in uplifting the well-being of children in the country.

At AfriChild, he was not just a Board Member. He was a father, an adviser, a mentor. We will forever miss his counsel, tips on career development & managing life in an increasingly dynamic space. He spoke with conviction & firmness. He will forever be missed.

Kabogozza was a child-rights activist and a former Assistant Commissioner of Children’s Affairs at the Ministry of Gender, Labour, and Social Development. He held a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and Social Administration from Makerere University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Youth and Children studies from Victoria University in Canada.

He had over 35 years of experience in child protection programming, social sector planning, and management, child rights training, project planning and management, social policy analysis, and orphans and other vulnerable children programming. Mr. Kaboggoza was also involved in various research projects related to child protection child poverty analysis and violence against children.

Over his long career, Kaboggoza inspired a generation in the child protection fraternity. He contributed to the body on knowledge about the OVC sector and remained passionate about the rights of children.

What people remember about James

David Onen

Mzee Kabogoza was now not only a board member of Africhild but a personal friend to many of us who have been associated with the center. It’s sad to learn of his death at this trying time. I send my sincere condolences to his family, Africhild, and all those who work tirelessly for the wellbeing of the African child. May my friend’s soul rest in eternal peace till we meet again!!!

John Bosco Olum Okello

I remember him for always saying ‘social work’ was a calling and as a probation officer you cannot perform if you ‘don’t love children.’ Our condolences to the bereaved family and fraternity. May his soul rest in eternal peace

Harriet Jessica Mudondo

Fare thee well James. You made your mark as a social worker and your contribution to the body of knowledge on children’s issues is unmatched. My heartfelt condolences to James’ family.

Innocent Bidong Ogaba

He was indeed one of his kind in the OVC sector. Rest in peace

Okeng Alfred Awio

RIP James Kaboggoza. Child Protection fraternity will miss you.

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