The Board of Trustees is the supreme governing body of Lindner Foundation Uganda. The specific roles of the Board of Trustees are; to define the overall Organizational philosophy and mandate of the Foundation; provide oversight over the work of the Foundation, to source funding for the Foundation, to define the general thematic policies and areas of focus of the Foundation and to define the overall governance framework of the Foundation.
Management and Administration
The Board of Directors is appointed by the Board of Trustees. The Board of Directors provides supervisory oversight over the operations of the Foundation. Its role includes; provide guidance on strategic objectives; to approve annual work plans and budgets; to monitor, appraise and review delivery of the Foundation’s mandate and to closely supervise and evaluate the execution of all program activities.
The Management team has the delegated responsibility for implementing the Foundation’s activities in Uganda. It is led by the Country Manager. It is charged with responsibility for delivering all operational plans and work programs of the Foundation. The team consisting of 12 staff members and 18 field based volunteers is responsible for; developing annual work plans & budgets; monitoring program activities and reporting to the Board, recommending new work programs and change initiatives and overseeing the day-to-day running of the Foundation. (Refer to Annex 2)
Resources for implementation
Lindner Foundation Uganda will utilize a three thronged strategy (internal, external locally and internationally) to mobilization of resources to support the programs during implementation of these strategic plan. To effectively implement the planned programs and interventions here enshrined, Lindner Foundation will have to develop detailed resource mobilization strategy. It will involve use of diversified approach focusing on internal and external generation of income.
Sources of resources
- Internal /external local resources;
- Partnering with likeminded orgnaisation to support capacity building in child protection and entrepreneurship within and without the orgnaisation.
- Contributions of membership and subscription fees from Alumni and well-wishers to support alumni programs.
- Hiring out the boarding facility for short term training programs when pupils are on holidays and also hiring the Foundations’ grounds for events that do not attract numbers beyond its capacity.
- External sources;
- Funding from the Foundation donor – Hans Lindner Foundation
- Grants from development partners both locally and internationally through submitting concept papers and project proposals for implementing projects/programs. This may include development partners and government.
The Management Team
Lindner Foundation Uganda’s Administration and Management is headed by the Country Manager , Mr. Awalinga Dennis Lotwol. With support of the General Administrator, Adyambo Teddy and other departments, we work as a team towards achieving the goals of the Foundation. This team comprises of eleven permanent staff members. We often get temporary support from students who join us for internship.
Administration is made up of three departments; the Accounts department which is headed by the Accountant Phyllis Akello Alato, the Entrepreneurship and Skill department headed by Mr. Wamala Farouk, and the Sponsorship department headed by Social Worker Ms Oliver Kyoshabire. Under the Sponsorship department is the Boarding House section is administered Boarding House Caretakers, the Matron Ms Julian Akello Anek and the Warden Mr. Robert Obbo. The Accounts Department has only one staff member and she is reports to the Country Manager.
The general Administration department has two sections, the Kitchen and Security which are supervised by the Administrator. Mr. David Wabomba is the security Assistant and in charge of the section. In the general Administration there are six staff, two in management, two Kitchen Assistants and two Security Assistants. This office coordinates and gives support to all the different departments within the Foundation by ensuring that all resources are available for their work efficiency and effectiveness. It also links stakeholders to the different offices. This department is headed by the Country Manager and supervised by the Administrator. Security and Kitchen sections work closely with the Administrator and the Country Manager to see that the Staff and beneficiaries’ Security and welfare is well kept.
Sponsorship Department has three Staff; the Social
Worker, Warden and Matron. Education sponsorship is the Foundation’s core department and it is dedicated to handling programs and activities aimed at achieving its goals in supporting bright but vulnerable children. Education sponsorship involves the provision of tuition fees for all its beneficiaries, scholastic materials, accommodation and meals to the Boarding House beneficiaries. It also includes counselling and training of all the beneficiaries in life skills. The package of sponsorship depends on the level of education, the state and level of vulnerability of the beneficiary.
The Boarding House accommodates 50 beneficiaries; Currently there are 49 primary school beneficiaries with different circumstances that qualifies them to be in the boarding house. The boarding house is also used to accommodate beneficiaries who are attending special training programs during holidays and sometimes due to temporary changes in their social or family circumstances. At the boarding house, beneficiaries are provided with full medical care, meals, education and counselling being parented by the Matron and Warden meeting all requirements as concerns caring for children in an approved home.