Work in HR? Come with us to Uganda!


Are you a HR professional with an interest in genuine, hands-on corporate social responsibility? Retrak is seeking HR professionals to participate in real CSR to help enrich the lives of homeless children in Uganda, Africa.

Retrak works to transform lives and provide positive futures for the world’s most vulnerable children who live, work and sleep on the streets. By participating in the first trip of its kind, called Connecting HR Africa, HR professionals from the UK can share their industry specific and personal skills to have a lasting positive impact on young lives as well as raising money to help Retrak reach even more homeless children. Through Connect HR Africa you will help street children have a chance of a childhood, share your knowledge and skills with our local staff and have the opportunity to connect with other professionals in Uganda’s capital, Kampala. It’s a life changing opportunity.

The event is the brainchild of founder and director of Kingfisher Coaching, and Retrak Trustee, Ian Pettigrew. Ian said: “As a Trustee of Retrak, I’m privileged to have visited Ethiopia last year to see our work for myself and it was a humbling, life-changing, and inspiring experience. In my day job, I spend a lot of time networking with other HR professionals and I organise events like Connecting HR Manchester to bring HR people together. Lots of people have said they would love the opportunity to help Retrak in this way and it seems like a natural extension of some of the amazing networks of HR people that I’m part of. So, we are launching Connecting HR Africa!”

To participate in this extraordinary project, Retrak is seeking applications from exceptional individuals from the HR sector to travel to Kampala, for eight days from 10th to 18th September 2016. For an information pack and application form, interested applicants can contact Laura, Retrak’s Public Fundraising Officer, on 0161 485 6685 or via email at The deadline for applications is 17th April 2016.

Thank you.