How We Started: Rev. Alex Ojecar grew up in Ongutoi Village, Uganda. After witnessing the destruction of many livelihoods in Ongutoi due to years of tribal conflict, civil war raids, and the onset of HIV/AIDS, Rev. Alex and other community members decided to organize efforts to support the vulnerable children, those hardest hit by the challenging times.
It was with his vision and persistence that the organization was founded and began to make its first impact on the children’s lives. Now, he guides the organization through the scale-up process as the children continue to receive truly valuable assistance. Rev. Alex is also a professor of Theology in National Seminary Ggaba in Kampala, Uganda and the National Spiritual Director of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal in Uganda.
CORE Uganda's board of directors is based in Berwyn, Illinois.