Fairland Foundation is registered with Mukono District and the NGO Board under MD/1057/3/3/97 and S-5914/3638 respectively. It is also incorporated under ref.No. 50841.
Fairland Foundation was established by men and women who voluntarily came together to form a mixed development organization to support development initiatives in Uganda. After agreeing on objectives, the members formulated a constitution to guide its operations. Registration was sought and achieved, and the organization was officially launched at Mukono as a full-fledged NGO, by the Honorable Dr. Beatrice Wabudeya, the then Minister of State for Gender and Community Development. The launching took place on February 28, 1999.
The organization is managed by an Executive Committee, which is replaced every two years. Both men and women are eligible for executive offices.
Presently, 5 men and 4 women hold executive offices. The Board meets at least once every month to handle the affairs of the organization. A general meeting is convened at the end of every 2 years to elect new office bearers and to lay strategic plans for the continued services of the organization. In case of urgent matters or abuse of office by any officer, an extraordinary meeting is convened by at least 4 members. The current Executive Board is comprised of the following:
Ruth Kyambadde – Chairperson
Fred Musenero – Vice Chairperson
Solomon Wakabi – Secretary
Margaret Kizza – Treasurer
Chris Muzira – Member
Mary Namuyomba – Member
Patrick Waiswa – Member
Dorothy Wakabi – Member
Isaac Tenywa – Member
Fairland Foundation maintains a small administrative staff comprised of an Executive Director, Director of Finance, Director of Programs, Co-ordinator of Programs, and Support staff. The number of the current administrative staff is 10. Fairland Foundation sees its work to be predominantly in the field and therefore deploys most of its work force, approximately 25 project staff, there.
Fairland Foundation utilizes the services of international volunteers for technical work for which we can’t employ nationals due to financial constraints. Currently, the foundation has engaged the services of 2 full-time volunteers and 3 online volunteers under the UN’s Net-Aid program. The current Director of Programs and a field coordinator are expatriates.
A lot of projects are envisaged in the near future. Fairland Foundation is planning to implement several projects according to its mandate. Several proposals have been formulated and forwarded to various funders.
One of Fairland Foundation priorities is to implement projects geared at strengthening the capacity of Fairland High School in Mukono to facilitate its effort to offer affordable education to the targeted beneficiaries, most especially orphans, street children, and the destitute.
Another project to be implemented is the Buwenge Orphans Support Project II. This project will support not less than 300 orphans by way of providing cattle and cattle rearing skills in an income generation venture.
Fairland Foundation is also desirous of supporting the sponsorship of orphaned boys and girls to enable them continue with their secondary education, and of supporting agricultural and other income generation activities in Mukono, Kayunga, and Jinja Districts to facilitate improved livelihood. Fairland Foundation plans to continue with sensitizing and mobilizing the masses about Human rights and democratization.
Fairland Foundation’s major constraint is to balance its budget. Fairland Foundation draws its support from third parties who are its members through their contributions. Usually these contributions are meager and cannot finance the administrative operations and the projects. Therefore, for the projects, Fairland Foundation has to seek funding assistance from National and International donors.