Madelyn, Debbie and Patric Miller during "Dad's
Day" at Oregon State University.
Patric Miller, Debbie Miller, Madelyn Miller
While the work we do is expanding, the term “staff”
would be an overstatement of fact. The truth is, FriendsOfBuyijja
is an organization formed of hundreds of donors from
across the world, one organizing fund-raiser, and one
very dedicated project manager.
we state in “our story,” FriendsOfBuyijja was born from
seeing needs and finding solutions, when Madelyn Miller,
was an Oregon State University internship in Uganda.
Patric and Debbie Miller, her parents, began in earnest
to try to help with basic school supply funding, and
from this small action, a long-lasting legacy was planted.
she left to return to her life in the United States,
school supplies, books, shoes for more than 260 children,
as well as playground equipment were planned, purchased
her return, her father, Patric took over the primary
role of motivator, fund-raiser, and organizer, with
the help of his wife, Debbie, a 4th and 5th grade teacher
in their hometown of Eugene, Oregon.
has a long history in multimedia production, internet
services, and marketing. His job is simple…keep hope
and interest growing, so that more projects may be added
to the long list of accomplishments, as well as creating
a sustainable effort that will support the school for
years to come.
Nothing could be accomplished without the day-to-day
project management and communications skills of Kibubuka
Emmanuel, or as we know him, Emma.
As a former member of the Ugandan National Rugby Club,
a graduate of Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda,
Emma’s skill set is perfectly suited to plan, negotiate,
buildand deliver every project we endeavour, on time
and often under budget.
Working now with both village officials and regular
advisory service to the school, Emma does not draw any
salary from FriendsOfBuijja, but is instead, supported
by in-kind gifted “salary” by Patric and ad revenue
derived from blogging/marketing activities.
FriendsOfBuijja is a gift of love, made
possible by the people directly and indirectly supporting
our efforts. Donors come from a wide variety of social
networks, including friends, family, and fans of The
Simpsons Tapped Out (TSTOFriends.com), a worldwide social/gamer
blog managed by Patric.
Questions, Press Inquiries or Donor Relations
Contact: Patric Miller firstname.lastname@example.org
To contact Emma (Emmanuel Kibubuka) our project manager
for your support. Without your help, none of this work
would be possible.