Invisible Children vs St Nicholas African Education Fund!

March 19th, 2012

Moses and Jescah at Gayaza Secondary

Moses and Jescah pose for a photo op at Gayaza Secondary. Keeping them in school costs about $100 per month. They and 22 other kids need your help!

A friend on Facebook points out that only 32% of the funds taken in by Invisible Children actually ends up in Uganda— and that a goodly portion ends up in the pockets of the Ugandan military (known exploiters of children themselves). The 32% figure was derived from the group’s own financial statements for FY 2010 and 2011. See this link on reddit.

And actually what I’m quite afraid of is this. Altogether too plausible!

If people want to help Uganda kids, one way they can do so is to contribute to the St Nicholas African Education Fund through the link in the right-hand column of this page. Unlike IC’s 32%, almost all the money we receive goes directly to the kids we support; we lose only the bank transfer fees and a very modest stipend of about $75 per month paid to our local manager, who runs around all month to make it happen. He even forgoes pay sometimes if we’re really in a bind, even though loss of that income makes his life a lot harder.

By March 23, we have to come up with about $500 to keep five of our kids in school for their final exams, which begin in April. Help!!


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