Alumni Association of Lindner Foundation Uganda (AALFU) is an initiative by the former students who were supported by the Foundation. It was started in 2013.
There are over 200 alumni of various professions who were sponsored by the Foundation through their education and are eligible for membership.
The main objective of AALFU is to bring together all Alumni of the Foundation for the following objectives.
- Organising and mobilising them to network for mutual benefit.
- Supporting the goals of the Foundation through involvement in the activities of the foundation like career guidance, life skills training, mentorship and other workshops.
- Mobilising resources for the members in need among others.
AALFU activities are conducted according to the annual work plan developed by the Executive Committee and approved by the Annual General Assembly. Below are some of the activities.
- TERTIARY SCHOOL VISITS.
This is always done once a year with the intention of reaching out to the tertiary l finalist who by default are our target group. During the visits we discuss more about the association and preparations for life after school. It is the means we use for mobilization.
- ENROLLING FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP SCHEME.
We are entrusted with the responsibility of enrolling the willing alumni into the Entrepreneurship scheme that is annually organised by the foundation with the main aim of eradicating unemployment among the alumni. This is a new direction the Lindner foundation has taken as many of its beneficiaries are not penetrating in the employment industry due to the country’s dynamics as far as employment is concerned.
- REGIONAL MEETINGS.
The regional coordinators conduct quarterly meetings independently in various regions so as to help build solid ground levels.
As AALFU we are prospective to start up independent income generating activities that can help us our programmes towards the achievements of our specific objectives. This then is geared towards being independently financed in a future run and to that effect, we instituted an investment committee that is mandated to help score this goal
THE MANAGEMENT STRUCTURE.
Below is the management structure of the association and some of their responsibilities.
The patron can be any elect of the A.G.M from within the Lindner foundation senior staff and will be responsible for the following in respect to the association.
- Play advisory role to the executives and association at large.
- Promote the interest of the association
- Ensure the association plays within the frame work among others
- GENERAL ASSEMBLY
It consists of all paid up members of the association and is responsible for the following.
- Decision making on policies and, strategies and plans presented by the Executive committee
- Nominate and elect members into the executive committees
- Initiate and decide on policies among other
The chairperson shall be an elect from within the A.G.M and shall be in charge of managing the association’s affairs as indicated in the constitution and as well handle the relationship of the association with other related organisational bodies.
- VICE CHAIRPERSON.
The vice is an elect who shall oversee the regional activities of the association and as well chair the disciplinary committee of the association. Also in the absence of the chairperson, he/she will by default run the chairpersons duties.
The secretary manages the secretariat of the association by being the custodian of all the information regarding the association and as well receives and manages all the correspondences towards the association.
The treasure is an elect with an accounting background and conducts the following.
- Keeps the financial records of the association.
- Carries out planning and budgeting among others indicated in the constitution.
- ORGANIZING SECRETARY.
The organising secretary is in charge of managing the events of the association and also assist the secretary whenever needed.
- REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVES.
The alumni do come from all the regions of the country namely, eastern, western, central and northern and so the representatives act as the direct link between the association and the members at the grass root.
We have a well organised managerial structure whose executives are internally and democratically elected after every two years and are constitutionally guided and thus a registered community based organisation under the umbrella of Lindner foundation Uganda. Our annual work plan activities are financed by the grants from the foundation and our collective revenue.
As AALFU, we are living to make Lindner foundation high as it gave us what the world could not give us.
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