Welcoming Our New CEO!


Introducing Karl Hankinson: AbleChildAfrica’s new CEO.

Karl has worked to develop creative and innovative solutions to some of the most difficult social problems faced by young people from disadvantaged communities throughout his career. He has over twelve years’ experience managing national programmes and organisations for children and young people, both in the UK and in sub-Saharan Africa; working across Uganda, South Africa and Ghana.

Karl is the founder and now trustee of Uganda Creates, a small charity providing recreational, educational and training opportunities to young people from disadvantaged communities in Uganda, now 10 years old. He has also spent three and half years working at UpRising, a youth leadership and social mobility charity in the UK, where he has worked as Director of Programmes and Operations, managing the portfolio of national programmes across eight locations in the UK, and managing the internal operations of the organisation.

Karl has a speciality in programme and organisational development, developing and implementing interventions for organisations including Africaid, the Football Foundation and the Wildlife Trusts; and  tackling a diverse range of issues including HIV/AIDS prevention, environmental sustainability and youth unemployment.

He has two undergraduate degrees, a Post-Graduate Diploma in International Development and an MA in International Studies and Diplomacy.

Karl is joining AbleChildAfrica at an exciting time and we are very much looking forward to welcoming him to the team.

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  1. sylvester chawe

    Iam quite pleased to hear about carl H promotions.I always notice the hard work in his organization at Uganda and inspired me to work harder. for me, i think he will push the AbleChildAfrica to go the extra miles.
    I wish them success in all future.

  2. Dolorence Were

    I would like to join ACA in welcoming Karl as their new CEO. Good to note that he is not new to our context in Africa, Uganda. Looking forward to working with you as USDC team and I am sure you will love the children.

    Jane, we wish you all the best in your next journey. I hope we shall meet some where because it is a small world! Thanks for your great work with us! We will always remember you.

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