Shule Foundation boss arrested, deported over Bobi Wine

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Jacqueline Wolfson

Jacqueline Wolfson, the founder of Shule Foundation, a non-profit organisation championing education in Uganda, has been arrested and deported.

According to her lawyer, Nicholas Opiyo, Jacqueline was arrested on the weekend and deported by the Ugandan authorities via a KLM flight out of Entebbe at 11.45pm on Sunday.

He said she was deported on the baseless accusations of using her NGO to fund Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine and his “people power”.

Jacqueline is accused of organising a concert that featured Bobi Wine and South African music princess Yvonne Chaka-Chaka.

Held at Serena hotel in July, the charity show raised funds to build a school for street kids.

Jackie denies allegations

In an August 27, 2018 by Jacqueline Wolfson wrote an open letter denying fabricated and unsubstantiated claims made against her NGO in media.

Here is her response:

Shule Foundation, Inc is a non-profit registered 501 C 3 organization in the United States. As such we are regulated by Government Regulations and Laws for non-profits and is in the same process in Uganda.

The Shule Foundation, Inc in partnership with registered NGOs in Uganda assists disadvantage and street children through provision of medical care, education, shelter, feeding, sports and talent development. Our programs are financed directly by donations to The Shule Foundation. The Shule Foundation fundraises through an open, sincere system. Our financials are available and easily accessible for verification online for all to see.  All such funds donated to our organization go directly to cover the costs of all activities benefiting the children in which we serve.

Shule Foundation, Inc. has so far among others;

  1. Moved children off streets and reunited them with their families.
  2. Placed children in various schools (formal and technical and vocational) across Uganda.

     Establish a drop-in-center for children.

Contrary to false reports by websites Watchdog Uganda and The Flip Side, and The Red Pepper Uganda, I Jacqueline Wolfson on behalf of Shule Foundation, Inc unequivocally states that we do not align to any political affiliation either in United Sates nor in Uganda and certainly do not fund or donate to political campaigns or politicians in any country. We do not divert any amount of donated funds to any person(s) or organization(s) that is not within our mission, nor do we participate in electioneering.

All contributions/donations made to the Shule Foundation are used to fund our ongoing open programs that are geared towards the betterment of the children of Uganda listed.

The Shule Foundation takes our NGO statues very seriously and would do nothing to jeopardize this privilege. Shule Foundation has been and will continue to abide and be regulated by rules governing Non-Governmental Organization within and without. We adhere to all guidelines and regulations put upon us by the governing bodies in all countries in which we work and Uganda is our start point.

Since 2014, our mission was and is to make quality education accessible to the continent’s most marginalized children starting in Uganda.  In partnership with registered NGOs in Uganda we work tirelessly to move children off the streets, reunite them with their families and return them back into the classroom.

To any person(s) or organization(s) that publicly states otherwise legal action will be taken against you.

Jacqueline Wolfson

FOUNDER/CEO

SHULE FOUNDATION, INC.

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