For the past 5 years, Rashid Mawejje has been with Oxfam as a humanitarian worker in different emergencies across Uganda. He currently is the Public Health Promotion Officer in Yumbe, Bidibidi refugee settlement.
“I really love my job. I like serving humanity more especially displaced people because this reminds of when I was in a camp in Bundibugyo District in 1997. This was during the Allied Democratic Forces insurgency; we were forced to leave our homes and settle in camps. Interestingly, Oxfam was among the partners extending support to us then and now am working with the same Oxfam to extend support to vulnerable refugees. This motivates me a lot to do my job as a Humanitarian worker.”
Prior to working with Oxfam, Rashid worked with Lutheran World Federation (LWF) as a WASH assistant in Bubukwanga Transit centre in Bundibugyo District western Uganda where he supported Congolese refugees with Water supply, Sanitation and Hygiene promotion services.
Rashid holds a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Sciences from Islamic University in Uganda, and has expertise in behaviour change communication, community mobilization and facilitation. He has successfully implemented different projects funded by UNHCR, ECHO, UNICEF in different settlements in West Nile, Lamwo and Bundibugyo.
Outside of work, Rashid loves travelling, making friends and playing volley ball.