Foundation​

The Lost Boys and Girls Memorial Foundation (LBGMF) is a nonprofit organization registered in the United States of America, Canada, Australia and South Sudan at the advent of the 20th Anniversary of the resettlement of the Lost Boys and Girls to various Western Countries such as the United States of America, Canada and Australia.

The Foundation is a not-for-profit cultural, educational and scientific hub for the protection, preservation, and promotion of the Legacy of the Lost Boys and Girls of (South) Sudan. The Foundation mobilized and organized all the Lost Boys and Girls of (South) Sudan, and the larger South Sudanese community who reside in the diaspora namely U.S., Canada and Australia well providing family empowerment and enrichment social programs.

Vision Statement

The Lost Boys and Girls Memorial Foundation (LBGMF) positions itself as the Unifying Global Hub of the Lost Boys and Girls of (South) Sudan envisioning a world where the rights of children are protected and free from all forms of abuse and suffering.

Mission Statement

The Lost Boys and Girls Memorial Foundation (LBGMF) seeks to provide a platform which unites all the Lost Boys and Girls of (South) Sudan who are now young adults in the diaspora, through the preservation of their history and recognition of their current successes as well as working to eradicate injustices among other children.

Objectives

The Lost Boys and Girls Memorial Foundation (LBGMF) focuses on engaging all its members living in the Diaspora in the cultural, scientific, educational and economic affairs as well as celebrating current successes and helping shape the future. 

The Foundation’s long-term outcomes are to protect, preserve, and promote the legacy of the Lost Boys and Girls of (South) Sudan.

Under this diaspora platform, the foundation achieves these objectives, by mobilizing participants through organized events which include but are not limited to the mega annual conventions and reunions, media campaigns and the continual advocacy of various Legacy Preservation Projects. 

Some of these long-term objectives are:

  • Erecting memorial monuments to commemorate the events in the lives of the Lost Boys and Girls during and after the civil war,
  • Tracing and documenting on the progress of hardworking members in the diaspora,
  • Recognizing and motivating those who have succeeded in the education arena, marketplace, entrepreneurial ventures and philanthropical initiatives, and
  • Working to improve the condition and quality of life of other children in conflict and post-conflict situations.

Values

The success The Lost Boys and Girls Memorial Foundation (LBGMF) is derived from an engaged Board of Directors and a dedicated Management Team. Together, our work is guided by the following values:

  • Inclusivity: we respect people, value diversity and are committed to equality .
  • Integrity:Carry out all our work with the greatest responsibility and accountability .
  • Participation: We value the contribution of volunteers and donors
  • Teamwork: We respect one another and are committed to helping one another be successful.
  • Creativity: We embrace a forward-thinking culture responsive to individual creativity, and
  • Relationships: We build our relationship on inclusion, trust, respect, humility and long-term commitment.

Global Board of Directors

The Global Board of Directors of the Lost Boys and Girls Memorial Foundation (LBGMF) comprises of twenty-one (21) selected Board Members drawn from all the countries where the Lost Boys and Girls Memorial Foundation (LBGMF) country offices are established and operating. 

This body is mandated to make and implement the policies of Foundation and the overall leadership and supervision of activities, programs and projects is vested in the Global Board of Directors. Its officers consisting of Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary, Vice Secretary, Treasurer, Vice Treasurer. Legal Counsel, Vice Legal Counsel and members who are duly elected within the Board for a term not to exceed five (5) years each. The Global Headquarters of the Foundation shall be located at the seat of the Capital of South Sudan.

Country Board of Directors

The management of the affairs of the Country Offices of the Lost Boys and Girls Memorial Foundation (LBGMF) shall be vested in the Country Board of Directors. The directors shall, upon election, immediately enter upon the performance of their duties and shall continue in office until their successors shall have been duly elected and qualified by the Global Board of Directors. The Country Board of Directors shall have the power to appoint such standing and special committees as it shall determine by the constitution and to delegate such powers to them as the board shall deem advisable and which it may properly delegate. The Country Board of Directors shall be comprised nine (9) officers and members consisting of President, Vice President, Secretary, Vice Secretary, Treasurer, Vice Treasurer. Legal Counsel, Vice Legal Counsel and members who are duly elected within the Board for a term not to exceed five (5) years each.

Global Honorary Board

The Lost Boys and Girls Memorial Foundation (LBGMF) shall at its discretion maintain an Honorary Board of any number approved by the Board of Directors.

The Honorary Board shall be charged with promoting the agenda and activities of the Lost Boys and Girls Memorial Foundation (LBGMF) and its stakeholders and clients. They shall elect their own Chairperson and hold their own meetings as they determine necessary. In fulfilment of the vision and mission of the Lost Boys and Girls Memorial Foundation (LBGMF), the Global Honorary Board shall from time to time coordinate with the Chairman of the Global Board of Directors or any other designated governance bodies or individuals.