Our Team

About the Founders:

The founders of CYH are five individual men; 2 are Ugandan and 3 are Americans. How they came together is one of the greatest breakthroughs that have ever happened for street children living in Kampala, as these founders did not know each other, and are of different backgrounds and professions. But what they shared was a strong desire to help vulnerable children in need, and a willingness to help boys living on the streets when the opportunity presented itself.  Brought together in part by older former street boys who were looking for a way to help the younger generation of vulnerable children in need, these men came together and trusted each other to create and invest in solutions to the problems of the boys who find themselves with nobody— no bed to sleep on, no food to eat, no clean clothes, and most importantly, no caring adults to provide a safe and caring environment in which to enjoy life as a child, and to grow into responsible adulthood.


Glenn Wagner, PhD

I am a 48 years old citizen of both the U.S.A. and Canada, but I currently live in Los Angeles.  I am a Behavioral Scientist conducting domestic as well as international HIV-related research, including an ongoing portfolio of HIV research in Uganda since 2004.   I very much appreciate the critical role of parenting and the provision of a safe, secure and loving home environment to the successful future of children; it’s a privilege to help provide these essential needs to children living on the streets.

Edward Ssempewo

I am a Ugandan; 29 years of age; a Company Manager and a lawyer in the make. I live in Kampala Uganda with my family.
I believe that every child deserves a chance and it is a great opportunity to serve; greater than even being served.

Raymond Cohen

I am a citizen of the U.S.A. and just completed two years of service in Uganda as a Peace Corps Volunteer.  I am 54 years old and the father of three children.  I’ve worked in various residential programs for youth and feel that it is crucial to provide the opportunity for disadvantaged children to have a safe, stable and loving home environment, so they may reach their potential as positive and productive adults. I am honored to be able to contribute to the future of these children.

Joseph Kyebuzibwa

I am a Ugandan residing in Wakiso District. I am a social worker, married with children.
To me Covenant Youth Home (CYH) reminds me that,  ‘small things do matter’! The accommodation, food, shelter, clothing do make a difference and become a blessing to 10’s of homeless children rescued, rehabilitated and reintegrated each year by CYH.
I am proud to have been one of the founder of this great home.

Eric McGary, MD, PhD

I am a Medical Oncologist residing in the United States.   In addition to my medical practice, I spend a significant amount of time engaged in clinical research as well as various administrative endeavors, which aim to improve the delivery of health care to those who need it most.   I believe the promise of a better tomorrow for any society lies within its children.   There in lies the vision for our mission:  improving a boy’s well-being by ensuring he is provided respect, recognition, nutrition, education, counseling, health care, and a safe environment in which he can thrive.