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Welcome to NFSC

NFSC’s vision is to create a community where every child has access to education, health services, shelter, clothing, adult supervision and a sense of belonging to a loving family. We plan to make this vision a reality by becoming a model to be replicated in other villages; supporting the community to take care of their own children, rather than sending them to orphanages; making education and health care accessible to the orphans and other vulnerable children; helping teach the children social and cultural values that will enable them become productive and accepted members of their communities; make HIV treatment available to children and caregivers; and advocate for the rights of orphans and other vulnerable children.

Who is NFSC?

Our History
Namugongo Fund for Special Children (NFSC) is a community based Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) in Uganda, helping orphaned and other vulnerable children reach their full potential through education and other opportunities.

NFSC was founded in 1986 caring for handicapped children in Namugongo and surrounding communities. Children were sent to vocational schools, others were given medical operations and/or devices to help them cope with their handicaps.

About us imageWhen the village became inundated by the death of many parents; Rosette Serwanga a native of Namugongo chose to turn her efforts to the orphans. This was after the death of her brother who passed away from HIV/AIDS complications in February of 2000 leaving his six children double orphaned. In May 2000 she began the Breakfast Project feeding 60 children breakfast on their way to school.  In 2001 the NFSC opened a clinic in order to look out for the general health of the children and their guardians

Today, NFSC has six (6) breakfast centers serving breakfast to1100 children every school morning and providing after school programs everyday except Sunday. 25% of the children on the program are HIV positive. To address this issue, NFSC has signed a memorandum of agreement with the Joint Clinical Research Center (JCRC) TREAT program, to provide Anti Retro Viral (ARVs) to the children and their care givers. This partnership began in May 2006.NFSC has contributed to the reduction of stigma towards people infected and affected by HIV/AIDS in the community through its outreach and programming efforts.

Our Mission
NFSC’s mission is to ease access to education, health and & social services for orphans and other vulnerable children.
Our Strategy
NFSC hopes to achieve its mission through advocacy and partnerships with the community, organizations and individuals with a similar vision.
Our Objectives
  • To become a model to be replicated in other villages.
  • To support the community to take care of their own children, rather than sending them to orphanages.
  • To make education and health care accessible to the orphans and other vulnerable children.
  • To help teach the children morals, cultural beliefs, and other social values that will enable them become productive, acceptable citizens of their communities and country
  • To make HIV treatment available to the children and their caregivers.
  • To advocate for the rights of the orphans and other vulnerable children.
What we do

NFSC Board Members

David Sserunjogi – Chair
Johnson Masiko – Vice Chair
Christine Wamala – Secretary
George Kakooza – Treasurer
Bona Okwenje – Member
Edward Kiguli – Member
Florence Kanyike – Member
Nalongo Serwanga – Member
Rosette Serwanga – Member
Massachusetts 1st Lady, Diane Patrick – Honorary Chair
Daniel Nvule – Member
Laura Fizek – Member
Susan Bazalaki – Member
Ogechi Mirian Emeruem, MD – Member
Jacquie Rodgers – Member
Jenifer Shaw, MD – Member
Jill Stanton – Member
Rosette Serwanga – Member
Timothy Gaburungyi – Co-Chair

Meet Some Of Our Team

Diane Patrick, Honorary Chair
Diane Patrick, Honorary ChairFirst Lady of Massachusetts
Diane Patrick has her own record of excellence and distinguished professional and public service. A lawyer, teacher, mother and active member of her community, Mrs. Patrick has extensive experience in many walks of life. More…

Rosette Serwanga
Rosette SerwangaMember
Committed to Turning the AIDS Epidemic Upside Down.

Timothy Gaburungyi
Timothy GaburungyiCo-Chair
Tim, an Engineer and Certified Project Management Professional by training, is a hotelier for Starwood Hotels and Resorts. He is married with two children and lives in Danbury, Connecticut.

Ruth Suubi
Ruth SuubiVolunteer
Suubi is a student at Nkumba University. She is a caring, responsible, trusted, and talented individual. Ruth joined NFSC in 2006 and during her years in the organization, established herself as a valuable volunteer, mentor, sister and friend to NFSC. More…