Mary Gatama has been Programme Development Officer at Railway Children since 2011. She has 10 years’ experience working in support of vulnerable children and youth in the East Africa region. For the last five years, she has been developing her understanding of the use of the family therapeutic approach – not only has it been impactful in her personal life, but something that she has committed to sharing and helping others learn. She aims to allow others to apply similar principles in their own lives, and in the lives of those they work with. She has been instrumental in supporting organisations in the application and contextualisation of the family therapeutic approach to aid the reintegration of children and their families within the East Africa region. Mary holds a Master’s degree in Adult Education and a Bachelor’s degree in Community Development.