Staff Highlight: Meet the Aunties!

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It’s time for another shout out to the awesome folks who keep Wando running!

As you know we have over 20 rambunctious kids who are cared for at our Babies’ Home. In order to ensure we have the proper care being afforded to them, we ensure a healthy balance of caretakers to children. This is where the Aunties come in! They provide that extra support to our full-time mamas so that the mamas don’t have to worry about all the housekeeping duties and be able to purely focus on nurturing the children.

Everyone working together to provide a clean, safe, loving environment.

Aunties of Wando


Akao Loyce started working with Wando as an auntie back in May 2015. She is from the Langi Tribe and speaks four languages! She has one son who is four years old and currently enrolled in the Nursery Middle class at Marah Christian Primary. She loves to sing, make jokes, and has expert skills in tailoring.


Bako Lucy has been an auntie with Wando since November of 2014. She has a great big, infectious smile and loves to sing and laugh with the kids. She has a son and two daughters of her own, all of which attend Marah. Auntie Lucy is from the Lugwara tribe so she is fluent in both Lugwara and the native Lugandan language.


Auntie Christine

Akello Christine maintains the cleanliness of the babies home and offices. She already had plenty of background experience as a foster mom and an auntie, so when she came on board at the beginning of this year she fit in nicely with everyone. Christine has one daughter named Janet who is in the Nursery Middle class at Marah. She is from the Muteso tribe and speaks three languages. When asked about her hobbies, she said:

I just love making people happy all the time.



Auntie Prossy

Proscovia Ilokul has been an auntie with us since 2014.  Her favorite hobbies are singing songs around the home and praying with the kids.  She’s married with two children of her own, Brighter and Blessing, who are five and two-years-old.  Her son Brighter attends Marah Christian school and is Nursery top class.  Prossy, as we like to call her, is from the Samia tribe and speaks three languages.


Auntie Sylvia

Babirye Sylvia has been at the babies home since early 2016 and is known around the house as being joyful. She loves to joke and make people laugh. She is from the Muganda tribe in Uganda. She is married with two kids, Alex and Evelyn, both of which attend Marah Christian school. Besides making others laugh, she also loves to sing.


Auntie Liz

Auma Liz has been Lead Cook at the babies home since September 2015. She prepares all daily meals for the little ones and staff. Her fun spirited attitude is hard to deny. Liz is very outgoing and always willing to help where needed.  Her favorite hobbies are singing and dancing, and she has two adorable younger brothers, Peter and Paul, who attend Marah Christian Primary. Liz is from the Acholi tribe and speaks 3 different languages.

There you have it. These are the Aunties of Wando International’s Babies’ Home.  We couldn’t do it without these super ladies.

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By |2017-05-11T15:13:36+00:00September 29th, 2016|Africa, Company News|Comments Off on Staff Highlight: Meet the Aunties!

About the Author:

For over 10 years Elizabeth has dedicated herself to serving others getting involved with outreach in her local community as well as international volunteer work in Haiti. In 2014 she learned of Michelle Huo’s work with Wando International to empower vulnerable women and children to shift the course of their lives. After taking her first trip to visit Wando’s projects in Uganda Elizabeth joined Michelle in 2015 to help her achieve her vision. Now Elizabeth is working to help students in third world countries like Uganda learn the skills that businesses and Non-Profits around the world want and need. By strategically partnering these students with SMB and Non-Profit organizations, they become empowered to lift themselves out of poverty while organizations benefit from increased revenue generation.

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