Accountability

Accountability

We believe that every resource entrusted to Watoto can bring meaningful transformation to someone who is in need. Integrity is part of our core values, and responsible stewardship defines the way we operate.

Watoto optimizes the resources it has by sending them where they are most needed. We carefully monitor and review our programs and costs, and we do all we can to use donations and grants for their intended purposes. In addition, we continually strive to keep our operating costs low.

Sources of Funding
Watoto is a ministry of Watoto Church. As a result, the church is morally and financially committed to the consistent support of Watoto.

Watoto also relies on long-term relationships with international partners, who regularly support us through financial backing and professional expertise. These relationships have been established out of mutual respect, integrity and accountability.

Representative Country Offices
We have established seven representative support offices to cover Asia, Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, Scandinavia, the UK and the US.

Financial Reports
Financial statements are prepared annually after a comprehensive assessment by independent auditors - currently Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC). The financial reports are compliant with International Financial Reporting Standards under the historical cost convention.

Income and expenditure is recognised in the books of accounts and the income includes donations, grants and sponsorship received during the financial year.

For country specific annual reports, please write to the relevant office.

WATOTO ANNUAL REPORT 2014
 

 

 

We believe that every resource entrusted to Watoto can bring meaningful transformation to someone who is in need. Integrity is part of our core values, and responsible stewardship defines the way we operate.

Watoto optimizes the resources it has by sending them where they are most needed. We carefully monitor and review our programs and costs, and we do all we can to use donations and grants for their intended purposes. In addition, we continually strive to keep our operating costs low.

Sources of Funding
Watoto is a ministry of Watoto Church. As a result, the church is morally and financially committed to the consistent support of Watoto.

Watoto also relies on long-term relationships with international partners, who regularly support us through financial backing and professional expertise. These relationships have been established out of mutual respect, integrity and accountability.

Representative Country Offices
We have established seven representative support offices to cover Asia, Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, Scandinavia, the UK and the US.

UK Board of Directors

Gary Skinner
Founder
Kampala, Uganda

Peter Jordan
Secretary
Brentwood, Essex

Stephen Matthew
Board Member
Bradford, West Yorkshire

Ken Williamson
Chairman
Dagenham, Essex

John Morris
Board Member
Brentwood, Essex

Alan Penry
Board Member
Watford, Hertfordshire

UK Staff

Paul Houiellebecq, Executive Director, leads a team of 7 dedicated employees from the office in Highams Park, East London                         

The UK Country office is directed by an advisory International Board of Directors.

Financial Reports

Financial statements are prepared annually after a comprehensive assessment by independent auditors. The financial reports are compliant with the Charity Commission and can be found on the following link: UK Charity Commission

Income and expenditure is recognised in the books of accounts and the income includes donations, grants and sponsorship received during the financial year

We believe that every resource entrusted to Watoto can bring meaningful transformation to someone who is in need. Integrity is part of our core values and responsible stewardship defines the way we operate.

Watoto optimises the resources it has by sending them where they are most needed. We carefully monitor and review our programs and costs, and we do all we can to use donations and grants for their intended purposes. In addition, we continually strive to keep our operating costs low.

Sources of Funding
Watoto is a ministry of Watoto Church. As a result, the church is morally and financially committed to the consistent support of Watoto.

Watoto also relies on long-term relationships with international partners who regularly support us through financial backing and professional expertise. These relationships have been established out of mutual respect, integrity and accountability.

Representative Country Offices
We have established seven representative support offices to cover Asia, Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, Scandinavia, the UK and the US.

Australia Board of Directors
Gary Skinner
Founder & Board Member
Kampala, Uganda

Natalie Fielding
Chairperson
Melbourne, VIC

Rod Carey
Board Member
Brisbane, QLD

Financial Reports
Financial statements are prepared annually after a comprehensive assessment by independent auditors, currently Manser Tierney & Johnston Chartered Accountants (ABN 33 361  646 430).

For more information on Watoto Australia (ABN 99 106 623 723) including financial information, please visit our Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission page. Our Watoto Trust Account ABN is 83 176 101 461. To view our latest annual reports, click here.

Global Development Group
Since April 2007, Watoto Australia has partnered with Global Development Group (GDG) on various humanitarian aid and development projects in Uganda. GDG are an Australian NGO approved by the Minister for Foreign Affairs (as administered by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) to carry out quality humanitarian and development projects with approved partners and to provide aid to relieve poverty and deliver long-term solutions.

Watoto’s projects with GDG include Watoto villages (Project J210) that provide holistic community development, including education and healthcare, and Living Hope (Project J416) that is a gender-equality-based holistic project for disadvantaged women that includes HIV/AIDS awareness, prevention and treatment, combined with vocational training and income generation. Donations over $2 to these projects (including child sponsorship) are tax deductible and any excess funds received will support other approved project activities.

GDG takes responsibility for approved projects according to DFAT regulations, providing governance and assisting in the areas of planning, monitoring, reviewing and evaluation to ensure that approved projects are carried out to Australian requirements.

We believe that every resource entrusted to Watoto can bring meaningful transformation to someone who is in need. Integrity is part of our core values, and responsible stewardship defines the way we operate.

Watoto optimises the resources it has by sending them where they are most needed. We carefully monitor and review our programs and costs, and we do all we can to use donations and grants for their intended purposes. In addition, we continually strive to keep our operating costs low.

Sources of Funding
Watoto is a ministry of Watoto Church. As a result, the church is morally and financially committed to the consistent support of Watoto.

Watoto also relies on long-term relationships with international partners, who regularly support us through financial backing and professional expertise. These relationships have been established out of mutual respect, integrity and accountability.

Representative Country Offices
We have established seven representative support offices to cover Asia, Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, Scandinavia, the UK and the US.

Watoto Scandinavia Board of Directors

The Scandinavian board consists of two legal boards, one for Norway and one for Sweden. Together the two boards function as one for the Watoto Scandinavian office.

Norway

Knut Idland
Chairperson
Sandnes, Norway

Frode Ringnes
Board Member
Oslo, Norway

Tore Hall Idland
Board Member
Drammen, Norway

Jostein Krogedal
Board Member
Sandnes, Norway

Olaug Bollestad
Board Member
Ålgård, Norway

Silje Sommer
Board Member
Ålesund, Norway

 

Sweden

Knut Idland
Chairperson
Sandnes, Norway

Erik Wennerberg
Board Member
Göteborg, Sweden

Anders Olsson
Board Member
Göteborg, Sweden

Per Johan Stenstrand
Board Member
Västerås, Sweden

FINANCES NORWAY

Our Norwegian accounts are maintained by Norøk AS and Swedish accounts by ViewLedger. Accounts are audited by Partner Revisjon.

We believe that every resource entrusted to Watoto can bring meaningful transformation to someone who is in need. Integrity is part of our core values, and responsible stewardship defines the way we operate.

Watoto optimises the resources it has by sending them where they are most needed. We carefully monitor and review our programs and costs, and we do all we can to use donations and grants for their intended purposes. In addition, we continually strive to keep our operating costs low.

Sources of Funding
Watoto is a ministry of Watoto Church. As a result, the church is morally and financially committed to the consistent support of Watoto.

Watoto also relies on long-term relationships with international partners, who regularly support us through financial backing and professional expertise. These relationships have been established out of mutual respect, integrity and accountability.

Representative Country Offices
We have established seven representative support offices to cover Asia, Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, Scandinavia, the UK and the US.

Watoto Canada Board of Directors

Rev. Gary Skinner
Chairperson
Kampala, Uganda

Rev. John Burns
Board Member
Surrey, BC

Ben Wendland
Treasurer
Vancouver, BC

Dr. Gary Beesley
Secretary
Ajax, ON

Rev. John Raymer
Board Member
Ottowa, ON

Dr. James Richards
Board Member

Mississauga, ON

Financial Reports

Financial statements are prepared annually after a comprehensive assessment by independent auditors.

For more information on Watoto Canada, including financial information, please visit our page in the Canada Revenue Agency’s Charity Directorate.  Watoto Canada Registered Charity Information Report.

We believe that every resource entrusted to Watoto can bring meaningful transformation to someone who is in need. Integrity is part of our core values, and responsible stewardship defines the way we operate.

Watoto optimizes the resources it has by sending them where they are most needed. We carefully monitor and review our programs and costs, and we do all we can to use donations and grants for their intended purposes. In addition, we continually strive to keep our operating costs low.

Sources of Funding
Watoto is a ministry of Watoto Church. As a result, the church is morally and financially committed to the consistent support of Watoto.

Watoto also relies on long-term relationships with international partners, who regularly support us through financial backing and professional expertise. These relationships have been established out of mutual respect, integrity and accountability.

Office Contact Information
WATOTO USA
PO BOX 1320, LUTZ, FL 33548-1320
PHONE: +1-813-948-4343
EMAIL: USA@WATOTO.COM

Representative Country Offices
We have established seven representative support offices to cover Asia, Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, Scandinavia, the UK and the US.

US Board of Directors

Gary Skinner, Chairman                     Scott Young, Secretary
Pastor Watoto Church                       Pastor Church of Hope
Kampala, Uganda                               Sarasota, Florida

Ben Wendland, Board Member          Rob Koke, Board Member
Owner Hodder Tug                             Pastor Shoreline Church
Richmond, BC Canada                        Austin, Texas

Philip Wagner, Board Member            Sharon Kelly, Board Member
Pastor Oasis Church                            Pastor Wave Church
Northridge, California                          Virginia Beach, Virginia

Corey Wall – Board Member
District Sales Manager: Wirtgen America
Tampa, Florida

Key US Staff
Eugene Stutzman                               Valerie King
Executive Director                              Finance Director

Tami Hansbrough
Director of Development

The country offices are directed by an advisory International Board of Directors.

Financial Reports
Financial statements are prepared annually after a comprehensive assessment by independent auditors. The financial reports are compliant with International Financial Reporting Standards under the historical cost convention.

Income and expenditure is recognised in the books of accounts and the income includes donations, grants and sponsorship received during the financial year.

US Annual Reports
1. 2015: Click here to download the 2015 annual report (pdf)

US Financials
1. 2011: Click here to download a zipped folder containing, Form990 & Audit report
2. 2012: Click here to download a zipped folder containing, Form990 & Audit report
3. 2013: Click here to download a zipped folder containing, Form990 & Audit report
4. 2014: Click here to download a zipped folder containing, Form990 & Audit report
5. 2015: Click here to download a zipped folder containing, Form990 & Audit report