Franklyn Stephen and Sarah Kwagala Kasozi are the Founders and Executive Directors of Heart to Heart Initiative. In May 2005, Franklyn got a vision for families, to be “more of God’s voice”. In 2007 he got married to Sarah. Franklyn is a Pastor who has been in youth leadership for over 15 years and is pursuing his Master’s degree in Divinity, the Administrator of Voice of Christ Church, Kulambiro, Kampala and a Ministry Partner with the Reconciliation Ministries International
Sarah Kwagala Kasozi is a renowned child rights activist, a child and family therapist, motivational speaker, life coach and a writer who explores children and their care giver’s needs ranging from the physical, emotional and sexual challenges and provides possible solutions for a healthy and harmonious living.
Sarah is a co-founder/ Executive Director of Heart to Heart Initiative, an organization that provides child protection and family preservation services to promote and ensure child safety, family stability and community transformation in Uganda.
She is very passionate about children and families. She recalls her calling from the unfair cultural beliefs and practices that deny the need to appreciate children’s emotional needs with an assertion that physical needs are the only channel to a child’s heart.
Sarah believes in raising the voice for the voiceless in families and she has stood on various platforms both on and outside the media in and outside Uganda sensitizing and educating people about child protection and family preservation with emphasis on parenting and effective family values, rights and responsibilities.
Some of Sarah’s previous platforms
Hosted by Mr. Shaka Ssali on Straight Talk Africa – Voice of America (2017)
Hosted by Mr. Vincent Makori on Africa 54 – Voice of America (2017)
Participated in the The World Bank and The International Monetary Fund in Washington DC winter convention in Washington DC.(2017)
Hosted by Ms. Rukh-Shana Namuyimbwa on NBS Television – Feb 2019, July 2019
Hosted on Urban TV by Victoria Namutebi – October 2019
Represented The Alliance for a Uganda Without Orphans presenting parenting skills on Innerman FM, (2017, 2018)
Represented The Alliance for a Uganda Without Orphans presenting parenting skills for one month on Impact FM (2018)
Hosted on Dream TV to present on the situation of children
living and working on the streets in Uganda (2018)
Sarah is a social media writer with a social media following of over 10000 people whom she influences through her teachings to youths and parents / child care givers.
Hosted on Mama FM every last Thursday of every month through 2019 to present on issues concerning children welfare and families.
Recording Namirembe FM for monthly teachings on child protection and family preservation and they are already airing.
Gertrude Busingye –
Busingye Gertrude is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the SMILE Project. She is a passionate and visionary leader who believes in educating the children in Uganda so as to provide them with a wholesome future.
Having grown up in a child headed home, Gertrude raised her two siblings and their friends which inspired her to look out for such children in similar conditions giving birth to the SMILE Project.
Gertrude has a post graduate diploma in Project Planning and Management from The Uganda Management Institute and a Bachelors Degree in demography from Makerere University.
John Kitali Kamalikoli – Director; Uncle John as the children commonly address him is a dedicated child rights advocate who is completely sold out into ministry. He holds a Honors Degree in Development Studies from Uganda Christian University and his ability to speak many languages helps Heart to Heart Initiative to reach out different parts of Uganda as we penetrate and transform communities.
Dr. Henry Sempiira Kabali – Director USA; Dr. Henry is an Associate Pastor of the Voice of Christ Ministries. He lives in USA, his combination of Medicine and Humanitarian work together with his generous heart to reach out to needy vulnerable people is outstanding. He is the Director in charge the USA Heart to Heart fundraising and partnerships. His desire to change the African community back home has influenced many other Africans in the Diaspora to contribute and influence positive change in their countries.