Ugandan Girls Scholarship Foundation

How it all began

In 2005 Sheri was living in Uganda volunteering with Soft Power Education. During that time she worked onsite at Nsuube Primary school where the headmaster introduced her to a young woman named Eunice. Eunice was the smallest girl in the senior class and the brightest! She had excelled in her exams but had no access to funds to continue with her schooling. Sheri sent an email home to friends and family and by pooling resources finances were raised so send Eunice to school.

Sheri and Martin met in Bujagali, Uganda in March of 2005. Martin was taking a weekend break from his job in Kampala to go camping with friends and they met in the campground. They were married in July 2006 in Kampala. They now live in Calgary, AB Canada with their twin girls and return to Uganda as often as possible. Once Sheri had established funding for Eunice, Martin was instrumental in establishing local relationships to ensure the smooth running of the scholarship program on a local level. In January, 2012 Eunice graduated,along with two additional scholarship recipients, Sheira and Zeo with excellent results. All three girls are in University in their chosen field.

Two more recipients have started university in 2014.

Were it not for the vigilant and selfless efforts of local business man and teacher Yeseri (Paul) Mulondo it would be impossible to continue with our efforts.

The Board of Directors

In 2010 The Foundation engaged individuals who had long been supporters of our efforts and formed a Board of Directors. In 2010 we became a registered Alberta Association and in January 2012 we received our registered charity status.

The Members of the Board of Directors are:

Sheri Brake-Muyomba – President
Martin Muyomba – Vice President
Tara Holmes – Treasurer
Donna Fraser – Secretary
Leslie-Ann Hynes – Director

Our Philosophy

As global citizens, we have an obligation to make a difference. We have chosen this project because it matches our personal values and beliefs, and, with your help, we are in a position to effect change. We are also pleased to be doing our part toward the accomplishment of the UN Millennium Development Goals.

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Contact Us

Thank you for visiting. Please do not hesitate to contact us.

Telephone: 403.689.9547
E-mail: info@ugsfund.com