The Founders


Victoria Namugenyi is a highly trained professional and a teaching supervisor. She has worked as such for a number of years. In the last few years, she has run her own consultancy firm as an Education Advisor for teachers in various private schools at the primary level. She is working as an English consultant at several schools in the Wakiso district.

In 2009, she founded Vkids Trust Uganda, an NGO which helps orphans and vulnerable children with basic education, school utilities, clothes, mattresses (so they do not sleep on bare ground), food, among other. The project has encountered recent growth and is currently sponsoring more than 30 children within the program.

Victoria Namugenyi was born and raised in Bubembe, one of the Kalangala islands. She is now well underway with her career here. She has embarked on this journey of helping the orphans and some of the most vulnerable children, not only with education but also with food, clothes and small necessities.

"These children live in extreme poverty and often times they do not get a meal for days on end. You CANNOT remain the same when you see a helpless child live like that. Our journey has only began!"

Isaiah 58:10

“Feed the hungry, and help those in trouble. Then your light will shine out from the darkness, and the darkness around you will be as bright as noon.”


Hi my name is Derek Bratton. I have been a born again Christian since 1987. I did not always walk with the lord. Throughout my early life, I struggled with alcohol and drug addiction. It wasn't until I lost my brother to the same addiction, that I finally became clean and sober, and gave my life to Christ. Through the grace of God I survived my addiction and have been in recovery ever since. In 2011, I decided to use some of my construction and plumbing engineering talent to be used by God. I signed up for my first mission trip to Uganda, Africa.

The next three years, I continued to go to Uganda, visiting the country five times and also one mission trip to Thailand. The first trip to Uganda, God used my talents in a small orphanage in Bukerere, outside Kampala. The first project was a playground and many other construction projects followed as I kept working for the lord.

In 2015, the lord called me to full time missionary work and I moved to western Uganda. There I helped with many building projects but soon realized God had more reasons for calling me to Uganda. This is when I started helping with alcoholic recovery programs. In the next 18 months the recovery group grew and many people were set free from alcohol.

During that time I met my future wife. As we were dating, she took me to the islands of Kalangala for my first time. I saw there was a huge need for both helping kids and the working with many alcoholics. So after much prayer, I moved to the island of Kalangala in July of 2016 at which time I married Victoria. Now we are working together with God's help to change many lives here on Kalangala Island.

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter” ____ Martin Luther King, Jr.