In 2010 Bright Kids Uganda Foundation, U.S.A,was formed as a way to support the efforts of Victoria Nalongo the director of Bright Kids Uganda orphanage in Entebbe, Uganda. The foundation began after the Director of Bright Kids Uganda Foundation, U.S.A, Prof. Brooke White, visited the orphanage in 2009. White had been working with Bright Kids Uganda for five years helping with grant writing and fundraising in the U.S. After White’s visit to the orphanage in 2009 she was so moved by the children and the work being done at the orphanage that she decided to start a non-profit that would support the mission set forth by Victoria Nalongo at Bright Kids Uganda. Since 2009 Bright Kids Uganda Foundation, U.S.A has raised money to send children to school, sent two interns from the University of Pittsburgh to the orphanage to help with specific projects and we are committed to raising funds that will help each child attend school on a regular basis. Our ultimate goal is to make sure each child is sponsored. BKU is a 501 (c) (3): ID number 31546
Bright Kids Uganda has been operating since 2000 and is located in Entebbe, Uganda. The organization assists children from various backgrounds ranging from street kids, HIV/AIDS orphans, children who have been living at Internally Displaced Peoples’ Camps and those rescued from the rebels in Northern Uganda.
Bright Kids Uganda is committed to ensuring each child has four main rights:
- The right to live.
- The right to grow.
- The right to participate in the personal development of oneself through education.
- The right to participate in planning for their future.
Bright Kids Uganda Foundation, U.S.A is committed to raising funds on behalf of Bright Kids Uganda in Entebbe, Uganda and fully supports the mission stated above which was established by the director of Bright Kids Uganda, Victoria Nalongo.
Brooke White, Associate Professor of Art, Area Head of Imaging Arts, The University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS and Director of Bright Kids Uganda, U.S.A.
Dr. Louis Picard, Professor of Public and International Affairs and African Studies, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Pauline A. Greenlick, Special Education Consultant and Treasure for Bright Kids Uganda, U.S.A.
Dr. Meghan Shannon, Assistant Professor of Political Science, The University of Florida, Tallahassee,FL.
Nina Rifkind, Counsel, Oxford, MS
Margo Lastick, President of Le ROYALE ICING DESIGNS in Chicago,Illinois and Introduction Leader for Landmark Education
Dr. James Leaman, Associate Professor of Business and Economics, Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, VA
Kristin Frye, Bright Kids (USA) Foundation Program Coordinator and Director of Bright Kids Enterprises.
Simone Vecchio, Graduate of the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs