Mission: The mpambara cox foundation (mcf) creates community based partnerships between the u. S. And africa for the purpose of cross-cultural communication and to advance global understanding. Programs are designed to foster and deliver sustainable development solutions to alleviate poverty in africa while encouraging the u. S. Public to engage in global awareness through authentic engagement with africa such as pen-paling, skyping, giving speaking tours and hosting peace corps volunteers in uganda.
Programs: U. S. -africa schools partnering initiative (usaspi) - partnering u. S. Children with rural ugandan children through activities that include pen-paling and travel to learn about a different socio-economic and cultural life. About 350 children wrote letters and skyped with ugandan peers on martin luther king jr, day and during other times in the year for selected groups. Hosting u. S. Peace corps volunteers (pcv) in uganda to teach english one year earlier in government-aided schools. Pcv's facilitate the partnership with us children through connected communities. Usaspi advances global awareness impacting over 3000 beneficiaries in communities in the us and kabale, uganda.
10:30 porridge program - the school feeding program is conducted in one school with supplementary funding provided by the community and in-country funds. Mcf provides a basic daily meal to impoverished school children. The program has improved health outcomes; increased concentration; encouraged regular attendance and decreased school-dropouts. This program is run in tandem with the health and wellness program in which children undergo wellness checks.
wise - the women in support of education initiative has grown from 20 women in 2010 to almost 900 rural kabale women receiving microloans in support of their families and in line with our objectives to alleviate poverty by empowering women and children. Program impacts over 900 households or about 5,000 community members through improved health, nutrition, financial literacy, cemented floors and a belief in self to break the cycle of poverty.
global fellows program - three impoverished children (orphaned and vulnerable) receive full secondary school scholarships that have allowed them to continue their education through middle and high school. The program provides books, uniforms, school fees, mentoring and international and national travel to learn about their diverse country. Students also undergo community leadership training, cross cultural exposure and computer literacy is provided to build their character. Some of this programming involves u. S. Children through skype.
literacy program: building a reading culture for children in ugandan under-resourced government aided primary schools, running a library and library reading program for children. Building literacy skills and training for our women wise (micro-finance) beneficiaries