Mubaku Educational Foundation is a California non-profit corporation and has been recognized as a tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization by the IRS.  Third parties cover formation and operating expenses.  No donations are being used for Mubaku Educational Foundation formation or operating expenses.

Mubaku Educational Foundation Important Notice:

On March 11, 2019, Mubaku Educational Foundation (MEF) was granted  tax-exempt 501(c)3 status by the IRS. (#83-3206945)

Our Mission:

Mubaku Educational Foundation is founded on the belief that when we work together, we can make a positive difference in the lives of children throughout our world.  Our mission is to help support the children and their families, along with the staff of the Bright Future School, in Mubaku, Uganda. To this end, we perform fundraising to support and sponsor children, to support educational staff, to provide materials and supplies, and to build and enhance classrooms, in the community of Mubaku, Uganda.

Goals of Mubaku Educational Foundation:

  1. Build and Furnish Classrooms; Current goal is to raise funds to build classrooms and multipurpose rooms for Bright Future Nursery and Primary School.
  2. Sponsor Children’s Education; Current goal is to recruit sponsors for the 175 Students.
  3. Sponsor School Administrator Salaries (Head Teacher, school administrator, student sponsorship coordinator) and support teacher training.
  4. Support Women’s Empowerment Center/Group
  5. Build and Operate Dorms for Girls and Boys; Future goal is to raise funds to build both girls and boys. dorm.  The girl’s dorm would be built first.
  6. Build Teacher Housing; Future goal is to raise funds to build teacher housing.
  7. Build School Kitchen; Future goal is to raise funds to build a school kitchen with a meal program.
  8. Scholarships for Secondary Education; Future goal is to raise funds to provide scholarships for secondary education.

Fundraising is done through meetings, websites, Facebook, gofundme, PayPal, and other tools. These activities are done by the directors of Mubaku Education Foundation and any volunteers they can recruit.

History:

August 2, 2018, Mihingo Lodge, Uganda L to R: Peter, Lisa-Ann, Charles Oyer, Gayle and Michael

In 2018, two couples (Lisa-Ann Galati/Peter Roth and Michael & Gayle Hughes) decided to go to Uganda to see the mountain Gorillas.  While on safari in Uganda, our guide (Charles Oyer) asked if we wanted to see the guide’s village.  We went to their school, which was meeting under a shade structure and had 125 kids attending with three teachers.  Over the next week, we learned more about the school. He told us how the people of Mubaku Village had set up the Mubaku Community Conservation Organization (MUCCO), a not-for-profit Community Based Organization (CBO), to start the school and do other activities to help the Community.  Charles Oyer told us that the biggest problem was that visitors from the USA and Europe had no easy way to give to the school because the only way to get money to Uganda was to wire it, and the wire fees would eat up most of a small contribution.     We committed to him to set up a way to enable people to contribute on-line, and then we would consolidate the gifts into a single wire to MUCCO.

Officers:

Nov 10, 2018, Ventura County, Charles and the Board Left to Right: Michael, Gayle, Charles, Lisa-Ann, and Peter

No officers receive compensation for their efforts.

Our Address:

Mubaku Educational Foundation
P.O. Box 70,
Agoura Hills, CA
91376-0070