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GO AND TELL, Inc.

Bringing Hope To Orphans and Children of Widows

Murrieta, CA

Mission

Go and Tell is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to sharing the good news of the gospel. With a focus on Masaka, Uganda, we are dedicated to the spiritual, physical, and economic support of orphans and the children of widows. Our passion is for Christ to transform lives through the resources and gifts we all have been given by God. Our desire is to foster a loving and nurturing environment for orphans, provide adequate water sources, give medical care, and support local sustainability.

Ruling Year

2013

President and Director

Jenny McPhail

Main Address

34584 Headwater Ct.

Murrieta, CA 92563 USA

Keywords

Orphans, Widows, Sustainability, Microbusiness, Church Planting

EIN

46-1569041

 Number

2350089697

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

International Relief (Q33)

Christian (X20)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

Go and Tell continues to maintain child sponsorships to provide full time care and education for our 55 children at Timothy Home and education to village children in Kirinda Village, Masaka, Uganda.

Our programs

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

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Timothy Orphanage Home

Kids Care Primary School

Water filter distributions

Village Health Teams

Hen and Pig Program

Timothy Home Children

Secondary School

Seed Program

Masaka Business Institute

Where we work

Charting Impact

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

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

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What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

We listened to women in Kirinda Village in Masaka, Uganda. They wanted to develop piggeries and a small vending stalls in order to sell vegetables. A local pastor was visiting this group to monitor spiritual and physical well being. Five village women were able to uplift their economic situation so that they will be able to provide for the needs of their families. We will continue to work with these women to see if they can provide any support to the school with whatever they are able to give. Jackie, a mother of five has donated vegetables from her garden to the school. In 2017, we are in the process of looking for land to build a local Church so that the villagers can be nourished spiritually but we are not quite ready for this step. We will continue to pray that we find the right Pastor to do this spiritual work in this village. In 2018, Go and Tell continues to work at the home and school to help young people to develop income generating activities through demonstrations and guest speakers.

We have been visiting many people in the village of Kirinda, Masaka, Uganda. The Timothy Home and Kids Care School have generated a positive response from the local community. We will be building relationships with Churches in the area and hope to foster ties to the business community to help us develop sound self sustainability projects like minienterpreunership programs for children, micro-loans for small village groups, exposure to vocational trade training in sewing and woodworking. In 2016, our Vice, President Jennifer Belcher visited the site with some friends from South Africa. In January 2017, she came with one Pastor from San Diego of the Rock Church. The other Pastor is from a Church belonging to Ssempa Peter's brother from Washington. As of October 2017, we want to develop a Secondary School Fund to assist students who are entering into Secondary School. In November 2017, Pastors from Rock Church San Diego and Pastor Gastavas from Masaka held a conference training local Pastors in men's ministry outreach. A soccer tournament was held to disciple coaches and to teach them to disciple players. In 2018, two teams from Rock church will be going. Prisoners of Hope Pastor Nessler will be leading a team that will focus on discipleship and empowerment. Pastor Ronnie will be leading a team as a follow-up from November's conference, with the focus of using construction to disciple the men and give them a skill. Both Pastors have goals and strategies to help the men in the communities by training them in discipleship and in skills for empowerment and sustainability. The Board is considering water tanks for the local village. Currently women from the village use water from the school barrels. We are conducting surveys of village women to determine the need and why for water tanks. We are also researching possible grants available in Uganda, or the possibility of asking sponsors for donations. We are researching a brick making machine for students to build for the school and the village needs to be considered. Kampala has the machine and people to train. We will launch a new, and updated website in 2018, as well as expand our social media outreach (including digital marketing plans). In 2018, Go and Tell purchased an interlocking brick machine in order to develop vocational aspirations of our secondary students. The brick machine is currently being used to build, the Masaka Business Institute. This institute will provide instruction for a variety of vocational and technical skills to be taught to students who will not be going to college. The first phase of this project started in November of 2018.

Members of our board of directors, go to Uganda every year in a small group. We have constant communication with the Director of Kids Care and Timothy Home in Uganda via email. We are in constant communication with a local church in the area. We maintain frequent updates on our FACE book pages and periodically revise our website.

We will know if we are successful if small business begin to emerge in the community around Timothy Home and Kids Care. Currently local woman have been making hats and mats. We have had some local people share their experience and success in business to the children living at Timothy Home. In 2016, students living at Timothy Home established small gardens around the property. In 2017 and 2018, children developed small businesses like brick making, raising rabbits, pigs and selling these. Ssempa Peter encourages the children in the home to develop small gardens around the compound.

We have put in two water tanks at the school. The school has received tents in order to hold community presentations. We would like to develop a library and computer center for the Kids Care Primary School. We would also like to work with a village health team to make sure that the students stay healthy practices at home as well as at school. One board member shared the importance of cleaning their hands to the children at Kids Care. There is a specific tank allocated for clean drinking water for the students. In 2016, Ssempa Peter, director of Kids Care received a 10,000 liter tank for the Ugandan government to hold water for the facility. The school was also able to get electricity. The front of the Timothy Orphanage home and the administrative building has cement pavers to prevent dirt and sand to get into the buildings especially after the heavy rains. In 2017, we plan to install additional showers for the Timothy Home. In 2018, land opposite Kids Care was graded and plans approved by local officials to build the Masaka Business Institute. This will be a vocational training center for students not attending college.

How We Listen

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

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the feedback loop
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How is the organization collecting feedback?
We regularly collect feedback through: sms text surveys, electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.).
How is the organization using feedback?
We use feedback to: to make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, to inform the development of new programs/projects, to strengthen relationships with the people we serve.
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
We share feedback with: the people we serve, our staff, our board, our community partners.
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
It is difficult to: it is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback.

External Reviews

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & 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?

No

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

No

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

No

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

No

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

No