AFRICAN SOUP INC

Equip teachers, Engage students, Empower communities

aka The African SOUP   |   Washington, DC   |  www.theafricansoup.org

Mission

The African SOUP is a nonprofit organization working to empower communities through education in Uganda. Our rural community development programs work in tandem with our national Active Learning Project to deliver a model of education that engages students, equips teachers, and empowers communities across Uganda.

Ruling year info

2013

Executive Director

Mrs. Alison Wilson

Co-founder

Michael Kaidhiwa

Main address

PO Box 26058

Washington, DC 20001 USA

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EIN

45-4589195

NTEE code info

International Development, Relief Services (Q30)

Primary/Elementary Schools (B24)

Community Improvement, Capacity Building N.E.C. (S99)

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Our programs

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

Nutrition

We provide a warm breakfast and lunch for over 600 children each weekday. For most of our students, these are the only meals they will eat that day.

Population(s) Served

Since the SOUP was established, all of the children have received de-worming pills and mosquito nets to help prevent the spread of disease. We have completed the digging of our first well which has provided clean water to all those in our care. Through the donations of many sponsors, the SOUP children have access to medical care in the nearby city on an as-needed basis. We also provide health education to 100 families in our community.

Population(s) Served

We manage three boarding "Haven Homes." Each home has a house mother who provides loving care for each child. Our goal is that each child who does not have a home with a biological family will find his or her home with the SOUP. We want each haven home to resemble an actual family unit in every way possible.

Population(s) Served

Each child who attends the SOUP school participates in a small job on campus. These jobs can range from feeding chickens to cleaning chalkboards to weaving small baskets. The children complete these activities during the government-mandated "co-curricular hour" each school day. Our vision for these jobs is that each child will have ownership over his or education and will learn the value of hard work and integrity. Additionally, we want the children to learn valuable life skills in a safe and nurturing environment.

Population(s) Served

Learning is difficult if a child is malnourished and suffering from illness. Our "Baby SOUP" program relies on a holistic health approach facilitated through medical attention at the SOUP Primary School, the provision of nutrient-rich food, community workshops, parent counseling, and home visits throughout Nabikabala Village. Through our continuous engagement with the community to combat some of the areas greatest health risks, we hope to open up opportunities for our community's children by proactively recognizing and addressing community health needs.

Population(s) Served

The Active Learning Project aims to improve the quality of nursery and primary education through the implementation of active learning. By engaging teacher training colleges, primary schools, and education officials in active learning training and technical support, we hope to equip and empower Uganda's future leaders with increased content knowledge, critical thinking and problem-solving abilities, and positive attitudes and enthusiasm towards learning

Population(s) Served

The Secondary Enrichment Program (SEP) supports graduating Primary 7 pupils in their continued education. SEP not only provides scholarships for up to 70% of secondary school tuition fees but also creates a partnership between the alumni and their community. All secondary school students participating in the SEP return to the SOUP campus during term breaks to participate in workshops focusing on a range of topics from healthcare to servant leadership which helps to support our younger learners and community members.

Population(s) Served

The African SOUP School delivers a quality, hands-on learning education to over 600 vulnerable children ages 3 to 15, grades Nursery through Primary 7. The SOUP campus offers more than high quality academics and co-curricular activities, it also encourages sustainability and is a place of hope and nurturing. Gardens, homemade meals, support services and Haven Home boarding facilities create a familial environment that supports staff and students to meet their potential.

Population(s) Served

One of the SOUP's core values lies in giving the community a "hand-up" rather than a "hand-out". Our goal for The African SOUP is for local operations to be financially sustainable and Ugandan led and driven. Governed by a Ugandan Board of Directors, the SOUP currently generates local revenue through school and boarding fees and by selling produce grown in our fruit and vegetable gardens. Our next phase of development will seek to invest in a larger scale sustainability project that is community led, granting them the financial ownership and sovereignty to propel The African SOUP to its greatest potential.

Population(s) Served

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Financials

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AFRICAN SOUP INC

Board of directors
as of 7/2/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Brin Enterkin


Board co-chair

Dr. Laura Johns

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Carrie Conway

Robert W. Woodruff Foundation

Marti Morton

Board Treasurer

Corregan Brown

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Christopher Sleeme

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Rudi Dollenberg

Microsoft

Susan Bertonaschi

Alison Wilson

Ex-officio Member

Michael Kaidhiwa

Ex-officio Member

Board leadership practices

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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? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • 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? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No