In 2010 Bright Kids Uganda Foundation USA was founded to support the efforts of Victoria Nalongo, the director of Bright Kids Uganda orphanage, in Entebbe, Uganda.
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 USA is committed to raising funds on behalf of Bright Kids Uganda in Entebbe, Uganda and fully supports the mission established by the director of Bright Kids Uganda, Victoria Nalongo.
What We've Achieved
Assisted with the construction of the Gloria Namusoke Memorial medical clinic.
Assisted with establishing the Heiffer and Poultry projects.
Aided with the tuition of countless children for school.
Assisted with the building of the new dorm.
Annually attract interns and volunteers to visit BKU.
Who we Are
Board of Directors Bright Kids Uganda Foundation USA:
Maria Cruz, Pittsburgh, PA
Megan Shannon, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
Brooke White, Associate Professor of Art, University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS
Nina Rifkind, Counsel, Oxford, MS
Simone Vecchio, Graduate of the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, Pittsburgh, PA
Victoria Nalongo Namusisi, Director of Bright Kids Uganda, Entebbe, Uganda