James Thomas Ssenfuuma is a social worker and holds a Bachelor of Social Work and Social Administration from Makerere University. James is passionate about research, especially action based research projects mainly in the field of children and youth. He has contributed to a number of research studies on child protection and family planning. He has experience of social work education and practice.
James is an experienced researcher and has worked extensively on both quantitative and qualitative research projects, aimed at solving real life problems. He has skills in proposal writing, data collection, analysis and report writing.
James previously worked as a Project Assistant Coordinator for Uganda Systems Strengthening (2017-2019), helping to increase the capacity of support systems for vulnerable children. He contributed to the development of a national competency framework for social work education at bachelors level in Uganda.
James is currently a research assistant for the None in Three research project based in Uganda and also the project social worker. He leads a team of volunteers in a pilot project exploring school based social work engagement. This is aimed at providing psycho-social support in the form of counselling to students taking part in the project.