Senior Management Team

Kim Yungo -

Kim is originally from South Korea. As a Pastor Presbyterian Church, he came to Israel to study Hebrew and Bible in 2008. During the summer vacation he found volunteer opportunities in Israel and he served handicapped people at Maon San Simon in Jerusalem. After then his life directions are totally changed. He founded AMIKO, is an international Non-Profit Organization in Israel, he serves as a president and the executive director, he brings young Korean volunteers to support voluntary activities by visiting and aiding social welfare facilities and the handicapped people, mentally disabled, autistic children and holocaust survivors. He cooperates with various other organizations in Israel to carry out numerous projects. Since then, he has sending volunteers who needs volunteers for different organizations and leading and managing Korean volunteers in Israel. He enhances the understanding of social welfare and culture and strengthen relationships between Israel and Korea. He holds a BA in Religious Education (B.A) and Theology (M.Div) in Korea, he studied Hebrew Language Study and Community Leadership and Management of NPO (MSW) in Rothberg International School at Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He studies also The Bible and the Ancient Near East (MA) At Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He teaches Bible and leads worship at the Church.

Sailas Okwairwoth

Sailas Okwairwoth

Sailas is currently Brit Olam – Topaz Uganda Director.
Sailas comes from Pakwach, Uganda. Holds a BA in Development Studies (first class honors) and a Master of Public Health from Uganda Christian University (UCU).
Sailas volunteered at UCU as a teaching assistant (tutor) and participated in several academic research projects, including a study of Gender Based Violence and Safe Motherhoods by the World Health Organization (WHO). He has had several international engagements including participating in global leadership conferences in the United States and in Germany. From these opportunities, Sailas won grants and used them to develop and implement community service projects in his community.
In June and November 2020, Sailas featured as one of the speakers at a purpose earth event during the global peace movement in USA. He is currently the Country director at Topaz Uganda, coordinates all the local activities of Topaz Brit Olam in Uganda and provides day-to-day administrative and managerial assistance to the different projects in Uganda and supports the development of the organization.
Sailas is committed to working with any development intervention that targets community empowerment, health, and justice, building a democratic society, peace, unity and sustainable development. He wants to transform lives of the underprivileged youths, families, mothers and children.


Keren Stern

Keren has been an active volunteer and member of the Executive Committee of Brit Olam since 2009, and currently manages the scholarship program for graduates of Nazareth, a kindergarten established by the organization in Uganda.
Keren holds a BA in History and Politics from the University of Manchester and an MA in Government, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution from the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya.
In addition to several professional positions in the private sector, Keren has interned in the UN Political Affairs Department in New York and was responsible for managing donors at the Peres Center for Peace, the leading coexistence organization in Israel.
She is a mother of two young boys and currently a Web programmer at Via Transportation.

Avital Banai Granot

Avital Has been a member of Brit-Olam and Topaz since 2007. She managed the organization’s volunteers at that time, and was the entrepreneur and manager of the “Hagar & Miriam – African and Israeli Women in Friendship and Motherhood” program between the years 2008-2015. This program accompanied asylum seeking women in Israel through their pregnancies, births and postnatal stages, to provide them with accessibility to health care and information regarding women’s healthcare. It included teenage girls and torture and trafficking  victims.
Avital was a board member of Topaz at the years 2009-2011, and was a member of Brit-Olam’s board and the Board of Natan from the years 2010/2011-2017.
Now Avital in part of Brit-Olam’s Executive Committee. Avital Has a B.Ed in the field of early childhood special education. She was a kindergarten teacher in kindergartens both under the ministry of education and Wizo afternoon child care facilities.

Filda Asienzo

Filda Asienzo was born in Moyo district where she attended early schools. Filda attained a diploma in Education from Ndejje University in Kampala, and a Bachelor of development studies from Uganda Christian University. She earned herself certificates in Para counselling, and first Aidan award that helps to save lives.
Filda has vast experience of work especially in refugee communities and in areas of health. She worked as field supervisor Financial Literacy Training Project Kyaka II Refugee settlement (Finnish Refugee Council). Filda in the recent past worked with other organizations including; Danish Refugee Council, Norwegian Refugee Council and OXFAM Great Britain. She is now the local administrator of TOPAZ Brit Olam IME project in Kiboga district.
Filda is a team builder and a powerful force and uses her positive attitude and tireless energy to encourage others to work hard and succeed. She is inspired by her husband and three daughters; VANNESSA, LAUREN and TRINA.

Hadas Naftali

Hadas holds a bachelor’s degree from Tel Aviv University in Psychology and management. She volunteered at “Shalvata” mental health hospital at the youth ward for two years and she is currently working at “Neve Tselim”, an educational-therapeutic center that includes a post-hospital boarding school and a special education school.
Hadas is also working as a therapeutic guide in the Department of Eating Disorders at “Sheba” Hospital (under an expert clinical psychologist) as part of a day hospitalization. The work is with adolescents dealing with various eating disorders after being released from a closed ward and adjusting to the life outside the ward. The role includes ongoing guidance, facilitation of a training group and dealing with complex situations.
Hadas joined “Brit Olam” in 2020. Since then, she is developing the website and the project “Hope for Children”, in order to provide a platform for an online “adoption” of children from disadvantaged populations in Uganda. She is also the mission’s coordinator.