About Us

Mission Statement

Building lives of promise through education.

ChildrenUP supports post-primary education in northern Uganda by offering scholarships to qualified students who would struggle to afford further education.

Children UP is assisting secondary school and certificate students in northern Uganda who have shown academic strength, a strong work ethic and are in financial need. We are now expanding our support to include diploma, and university support for students on an individual cost-sharing basis.

We strive to add equal numbers of young men and women to our program.

Francis Talking to the group.

Okello Francis, one of our first students who is in medical school talking to the 2019 students and family.

Donation Statement

ChildrenUP Is a 501(c)(3) charity.

Your donations support students’ education. The board volunteers its time, resources and skills here in the USA to administer the program.

Board members have contributed to support the administrative tasks of ChildrenUP in Uganda.

You know that your money is directly assisting students.

Our Beliefs

ChildrenUP is committed to strengthening the spirit of the people of northern Uganda from the ChildrenUP in partnership with schools and organizations with the same mission in mind.

1) We believe that all children are entitled to basic human rights.
2) We believe that a child’s health and well-being sustain educational success.
3) We believe that education provides hope and empowerment.
4) We believe that the Ugandan cultures be respected.


Valentis AwardBreskan and Winniefred
Winners of the 2019 Valintis Award

Members of the Board

Charles Laliberte, Director
Linda Carpenter, Secretary
Mike Lynch,Treasurer
Phyllis Cady, Board member
Mark Dyer, Board member
Betty Laliberte, Board member
Karian Markos, Board member
Karlette Murray, Board member
John Nester, Board member
Ed Rebek, Board member

How We Became Involved

On a visit to see his daughter in Uganda in 2005, Charlie Laliberte spent most of his time visiting the wonders that Uganda has to offer. However, his daughter’s discoveries through a previous visit caused a shadow over Charlie’s impression created by the richness of the landscape, wildlife and the warmth of the people. Together with a group of friends, ChildrenUP was formed and action was begun.


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