Twaha Basalirwa

Twaha Basalilwa, or Salu, as he is affectionately called, has been serving as Field Coordinator for the SOUL Foundation in Uganda for eight years. He recently earned the title of Community Outreach Coordinator, as he has taken on the responsibility of engaging key community stakeholders such as the LC leadership in all our villages of operation in Jinja City and Bugweri, security issues, in collaboration with the police and the judicial system, as well as linkages to the village health team (VHT) members, who are assigned to the various health care facilities we work with. 
Salu’s primary duties have been to ensure that we are meeting community expectations during the implementation of projects that are funded by our donor partners. He has been invaluable in mobilizing key community leaders and members to attend our quarterly community stakeholder engagement meetings through which we strategize project goals and listen to feedback from the community.
Salu currently serves as Local Council I Chairperson for Kyabirwa Village. He retired eight years ago from the Ugandan Railways Corporation (URC), where he served for just over two (2) decades, first, as a porter, then a Call Man, Points Man, then finally as Lead Points Man. His leadership, interpersonal and team building skills that he learned at URC have been transferable to his current role, as we continue to expand our community engagement model to reach the most vulnerable, with poor access to educational opportunities and maternal health care.