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ST NICHOLAS UGANDA CHILDREN'S FUND

From places of sorrow to a better tomorrow.

Chardon, OH   |  http://www.ugandachildrensfund.org

Mission

To provide for the education, health, and welfare of Ugandan children, teens, and young adults.

Ruling year info

2008

Executive Director

Mr. Peter Georges

Vice President

Sharon Georges

Main address

PO Box 285

Chardon, OH 44024 USA

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EIN

26-1600243

NTEE code info

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Half the population of Uganda is under the age of fifteen and there are almost three million orphans in a total population of 41 million. These children are being cared for by single mothers, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and neighbors, and some are completely on their own. The typical Ugandan family earns less than two dollars per day, less for a household headed by a single mother. Boys and girls in their teens are particularly vulnerable to economic, social, and sexual exploitation. Girls are sent to work as live-in housemaids for neighbors or other family members. Here they are often at risk of sexual defilement by their employer. They are also vulnerable to advances by other unscrupulous men who offer small gifts in exchange for sex. Boys who have not completed their education tend to end up as street kids. They survive by petty theft and sometimes male prostitution. Drug use is endemic on the streets of Kampala.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

School Fees

Educational support for orphans and vulnerable children in primary and secondary school, vocational training, and university

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Comprehensive medical care for orphans and vulnerable children.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Families

Food, housing, and health care for child-headed households and impoverished families.

Population(s) Served
Families
Caregivers

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our primary goal is to elevate this generation of young Ugandans to obtain an education and ultimately to achieve economic independence, thus breaking the cycle of poverty into which they were born. We desire to instill in them the virtues of commitment, responsibility, accountability, honesty, and morality.

Our strategy begins with education. We provide everything they need to reach a level that will qualify them for meaningful employment at a decent salary. After high school, they continue either to university, business school, or a vocational institute. We want the years that they are in school to be free of external worries or concerns. That is why we provide, in addition to tuition, all scholastic requirements, lunches, uniforms, shoes, and health care. During their years with us, we provide ongoing teaching, advising, and counseling on academics, attitude, and behavior. As most of our beneficiaries are orphans, our organization exists as a virtual family, encompassing our staff and the other students.

We maintain an office in the slum neighborhood where our beneficiaries live, making it very accessible for them to come at any time. Our local staff consists of Ugandans who come from the same background as our students. Peter and Sharon Georges have been working in Uganda since 2002 and have attained extensive knowledge and understanding of the local culture. Through research and experience, we have selected schools and institutions that are registered with the Uganda Ministry of Education and that have a positive reputation. Regardless of present or future financial restraints, no student is dropped from the program for financial reasons.

The overall academic performance of our students has improved year over year. Many of them rank at or near the top of their respective classes and regularly earn honors. Our students are selected for positions of leadership in their schools. Better nutrition has improved their general health. By removing the burden of paying for education, their parents and guardians are better able to feed the family and pay rent. Now that we have reached the point where students are completing their tertiary and final stage of education, they have graduated and moved on to successful employment.

Financials

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Operations

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ST NICHOLAS UGANDA CHILDREN'S FUND

Board of directors
as of 05/30/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Peter Georges

St. Nicholas Uganda Children's Fund

Peter D Georges

St. Nicholas Uganda Children's Fund

Sharon W Georges

St. Nicholas Uganda Children's Fund

Jennifer Cunningham

St. Nicholas Uganda Children's Fund

Elizabeth LeMaster

Humana, Louisville, KY

Barry A. Sabol

Blue Cross/Blue Shield

Jack Palivoda

Certified Security Solutions, Inc.

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Not applicable
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/11/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data