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The East African Fund Incorporated (EAF) represents the Australian support base of The School of St Jude. Established by Gemma Sisia in 1999, EAF was founded so that The School of St Jude would have a solid legal foundation in Australia to support the work in Tanzania. EAF is registered in New South Wales and was granted full tax deductibility by the Australian Government effective July 1st, 2014.

Vision

For The School of St Jude to be a fully developed and sustainable school community, working to alleviate poverty through education and therefore breaking the cycle of dependency on external aid. 

Mission

To embrace and support The School of St Jude in its mission, working in partnership to ensure its long-term sustainability through guidance, monitoring and capacity building. 

EAF keeps costs to a minimum such that more than 98 cents in every dollar collected from supporters goes direct to the school. Through EAF, Australian based supporters provide over ninety per cent of all funds donated to support the school.

Responsibilities

Providing funds for projects of the School of St Jude Tanzania conditional upon such funds being expended in accordance with projects as mutually
agreed.

Managing and maximising funds from donors globally in a responsible and effective manner.

Fundraising activities, including events, in Australia, whilst recognising and leveraging off the significant profile and role of the Founder of the school in this
area.

Monitoring and managing funds responsibly, ensuring statutory requirements meet Australian standards.

Marketing and communications activities in Australia, including raising the profile of the school across Australia, and positioning the school with targeted groups and individuals.

Assisting SOSJ to identify, design, appraise, implement and evaluate potential new projects of the school, using appropriate documentation and sign-off protocols to support such projects.

Assisting SOSJ in working towards the independence and sustainability of the school.

Communicating with SOSJ regularly new initiatives and opportunities.

In 2016, EAF established a Future Fund to underwrite the long term future of the school.

Financial Report

View 2016 Chairman's Address and Financial Report

Board of directors

  • Mark Cubit

    Mark Cubit

    Chairperson

  • Gemma Sisia

    Gemma Sisia

    Deputy Chairperson

  • Robin Vargo

    Robin Vargo

    Treasurer

  • Rita Harris

    Rita Harris

    Secretary

  • Sarah Henry

    Sarah Henry

    Director

  • John Bailey

    John Bailey

    Director

  • Shean Gannon

    Shean Gannon

    Director

  • Nicholas Rice

    Nicholas Rice

    Director

  • Kim Saville

    Kim Saville

    Director

  • Kim Saville

    Angela Bailey

    Director

  • Noela Phillips

    Director

  • Cindy Skarbek

    Cindy Skarbek

    Director

Matt Lawyue
I've made so many close friends from around the world and got to experience all that Tanzania has to offer…. It was my job to tell the story of St Jude's, which has really expanded my professional skills to include not-for-profit and development communications strategy. Matt Lawyue, Former volunteer, New York, USA

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