Our board members help set our vision and select our staff to implement that vision in a creative, loving, and fun way. Our dedicated board members are: 

Angelina Atyam (Patron)

Angelina is a United Nations Peace Prize winner of 1998. Her daughter Charlotte Awino (who is a member of CCYA) was abducted by the Lordís Resistance Army on October 10th 1996 and remained captive for 7 years.  Angelina Atyam co-founded the Concerned Parents Association (CPA) Uganda and was a key person in the advocacy for the unconditional release of children and youth abducted by the Lordís Resistance Army.  She is an honorary member of CCYA, and has been mentoring CCYA since its 2001 inception.  Angelinaís idea to include the voice of children and youth in the advocacy led to the formation of CCYA.


Achak Carol Kay (Executive Chairperson)

Carol is the first female executive chairperson of CCYA.  She holds a Bachelor Degree in Community Psychology, has worked for organizations including Concerned Parents Association - Gulu, and volunteered for Watoto Church, Gulu. Currently, Carol is doing personal work and consultancy.  She is a founding member of CCYA.



Odongo Bob (Executive Vice Chairperson)

Bob is a teacher by profession. He taught at Kasugu High School and is currently teaching at Aloi Secondary School in Alebtong District. He is an experienced person with mature advice, and a full member of CCYA.  Bob is married to one wife and God has blessed them with 3 children.




Amuge Harriet Wendy (General Secretary)

Wendy is a full member of CCYA. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Public Administration and Management. Wendy currently works with Acton Against Hunger in Lira.




Okello George (Treasurer)

George is a founding member of CCYA. He is an accountant by profession and works with Concerned Parents Association (CPA) Uganda as Accounts Assistant.




Amuka Deborah (Children and Womenís Desk)

Deborah is a founding member of CCYA. She holds Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Studies.  She is currently self-employed.



Olol Sarah Faith (Member)

Sarah is a full member of CCYA. She is a student at Kyambogo University pursuing a Bachelors degree in Management Science.


Can Caxson Ray (Programme Coordinator)

Caxson is currently the program coordinator of CCYA. He is a founding member of CCYA. He is a teacher and a development worker by profession (Bachelor Degree in Development Studies from Makerere University and Diploma in Education Secondary from Kyambogo University). He taught at St. Katherine Girls School and Cranes Comprehensive School. He has worked with CCYA since 2005. He also worked with War Child Holland, African Population, and Health Research Centre Nairobi.





Youth-led community building in Lira, Uganda
Angelina Atyam visits a child's vulnerable guardian in the deep village.