Sunday, December 12, 2010

Introduction to the JSMF

The John Skeel Missionary Foundation (JSMF) is a non-denominational Christian organization. JSMF stated purpose is to promote self development by providing local teachers for vocational training and adult literacy classes. These classes will be primarily taught in remote rural areas of Uganda at low or no cost to attendees. Our plan includes being a "green" corporation by having JSF plant a minimum of 1,000 musizi trees each year on our own land or land adjacent to churches built by Servants of the King (over 400 of them have been built to date in Uganda). These trees will be suitable for timber in approximately 10 years. This project alone should produce enough income so our classes can eventually be self funded. Our basic philosophy is to give people the skills for self development and not just a hand out that might be gone in a week or two.

The vision of John Skeel Missionary Foundation is to give the underserved people living in remote rural areas of Uganda a choice by offering educational opportunities to improve the quality of their lives.

The mission of John Skeel Missionary Foundation is to promote personal self development by providing local teachers that will give vocational training and teach adult literacy classes to those who choose to actively participate and complete our programs.

» To substantially improve the quality of life to all those who choose to participate and complete one of our adult literacy and/or vocational training programs. (we currently have 160 adults enrolled in classes at our training center)

» To plant 1,000 musizi trees per year so that the proceeds from the sale of that timber ultimately will be sufficient to have the programs being taught to be self sustaining.(to date 1000 musizi have been planted over the past 5 years on our experimental tree farm 

» To have all SOK churches endorse the musizi tree program where land permits. (two acres will accommodate 100 trees)

» To build orphanage buildings where needed. The land and the operation of the orphanage must be under a recognized Christian organization. This will be done only when adequate funding is acquired to complete the entire project. (to date, two such structures - 24? x 36? have been built 

» To drill and maintain water wells where necessary. (one is scheduled for 2008)

» To promote animal husbandry to those most in need in the community. (to date, 32 goats have been given to deserving individual