John Ochieng grew up in eastern Uganda, and worked to support his family while a schoolchild. Through success in education, he was sponsored into the Leadership Development Program at Compassion International. He obtained a law degree at Makerere University, and is a qualified attorney. John also holds an MBA and a Masters in Institutional Management. He has over 10 years’ experience in developing and teaching best health practices in rural communities, and in social justice issues. He is a Deacon and Youth Ministry Leader in his church. Together, John and his wife, Naome, mentor and provide for several children. John speaks English, Swahili, Luganda and several other Ugandan languages.