Digital Experts Academy Training Locations Expand Globally

Posted by Chris on December 22nd, 2012

How fast can you roll out a Digital Experts Academy Network Worldwide ????

Our Digital Experts Academy Network is expanding globally at lightening speed

I wrote an article on the expansion of our chain of Digital Experts Academy franchises HERE just under a month ago. How are we doing ??

How fast can you roll out a global Digital Experts Academy franchise ??

Well, in  just under a month we have franchises established in Virginia, U.S. , the Gold Coast, Australia
( 2 ), Warsaw, Poland and London, U.K. as well as the Head Office here in Lichfield. Other D.E.A. teams are also expanding their franchises as we aim to create 1000 Digital Marketing Experts by 2015.

We also have advanced discussions with another half dozen or so people.

The crazy thing is that we have opportunities going back and fore across the world as each of our team get’s online and starts talking to their networks.

In our team we have a lot of business experience including:

Michael Nelson – former Strategy Coach to the White House, based Virginia.

Sandra Hanna and Adelaide Kingsnorth – Global Callanetics Entrepreneurs, based Gold Coast.

Chris Butler – CEO and co-founder of WeCanDoBiz – a 21,000 member global network, based London.

Malgorzata Krukowska

Malgorzata Krukowska, Warsaw.

With this level of experience and expertise we are able to help new Digital Experts Academy franchisees get up and running very quickly.

We all help one another as much as we can and we all have slightly different skills and experience to offer. We are thinking ahead all the time.

We use email, social media and especially skype to talk to one another.

Of course we have the Six Figure Mentors and PRO U communities to help us aswell – particularly Martyn    Hickey in the U.K. and Mark Hayes in the U.S. Stuart Ross and Jay Kubassek are always there if we need them.

I have built franchises before but never at this speed and with this level of co-operation. Also, almost definately without this level of FUN !!!!

I think the reason that it is all progressing so rapidly is that it is a FANTASTIC business model. It is also great timing for this business model. It is a set of products in an industry that has an almost limitless potential and will last until the forseeable future.

When I evaluate startup businesses I look at a few main things: People, Proposition, Profit, Potential, and Plan. I am not going to go through all of these but it is obvious that they all exist in spades. This is what we can all see as soon as we look into the Digital Experts Academy opportunity in more detail.

Chris Windley – Managing Partner, Silicon Crossroads Technopolis.

Digital Marketing Academy from the Six Figure Mentors

Posted by Chris on November 10th, 2012


Digital Experts Academy is a global high-level education and training program devised by two of the world’s leading digital entrepreneurs, Stuart Ross and Jay Kubassek, who are committed to sharing their strategies and business success to members starting in January 2013.

by doing the 7 Day Digital Marketing BOOTCAMP.

There are four levels of training Silver, Gold, Platinum and Black.


Digital Experts Academy  Chris And Susan Beesley

The objective of this training program is to make YOU totally self sufficient in terms of being able to operate a Digital Marketing System from anywhere in the world with essentially, a laptop and an Internet Connection.

Once you have been through this training program you will have the skills for life – like learning to swim or ride a bike.


HubSpot Inbound Marketing Conference London 2012

Posted by Chris on November 6th, 2012

Today sees the start of HubSpot’s Inbound Marketing Conference in the Congress Centre in Central London. In January 2013 HubSpot will open it’s first European offices in Dublin – a location which I recommended to HubSpot.

HubSpot was founded in 2006 to address a problem that the founders saw as follows ” That traditional marketing was broken and that the tools needed to do inbound marketing were too complex and disconnected ” .

HubSpot’s name has become synonymous with ” Inbound Marketing ” which is a ” meme ” that it is credited with starting.

I am a massive fan of HubSpot’s but I am actually more of a fan of what HubSpot seeks to achieve for it’s clients. ( HubSpot’s revenue from it’s clients was about $28.5 Million in 2011 ). HubSpot has a ” mantra ” which is ” Get FOUND ” ( for relevant words and phrases in Google and other search engines ) , CONVERT ( traffic and website visitors to leads and customers ) and ANALYSE how you did it.

If you are, like me, a former salesperson ( are we ever former ?? ) sales manager and sales director these three words make it look possible that you can apply offline sales and sales management techniques to online ( digital ) marketing and sales.

In an offline world ( the old world ?? ) success for a salesperson is about building up a prospect list and then nurturing and qualifying that list – through the sales funnel – from prospect to qualified opportunity. Many of us use a percentage qualification system to show the difference between a vague prospect ( 5-10% ) and an increasingly qualified opportunity ( 40% might mean we have visited, 60% – we have put in a proposal that meets the needs, 80 % – we are pretty sure that we are going to get the order, 100% we got it and the money is in the bank ).

We can predict for our Board the amount of orders and revenue that we, as a Sales team are going to bring in. Order Value times Percentage Likelihood equals Actual Order Amount that will be realised. We can also monitor the progress of our sales team and look at sales campaigns that worked and ones that didn’t. We can try and learn from these and do it the way that works going forward.

How did we get our prospects in the first place ?? Actually, we create lists. We know what we have to sell. We know the people that are likely to buy and we find them, contact them ( in some way ) and then nurture them until they buy from us. We sort and prioritise these lists. We put the ones that look like they are likely to buy at the top of the list and we concentrate on closing those deals first.

When HubSpot said that traditional Marketing was broken it actually meant that traditional Marketing and Sales was broken. They were building on the idea that ” PUSH marketing ” ( Advertising, Cold Calling, Mailshots etc ) was failing and that ” PULL marketing ” ( Being found in Google, having your White Paper downloaded, giving training in a webinar etc )  was the way forward.

In sales this is very similar to the idea that you don’t sell ( successfully ) by the ” Hard sell ” you sell more effectively by understanding what people’s needs are and meeting those needs in an empathetic way. ( Telling is NOT selling ).

HubSpot was also correct that the tools required to do ” Inbound Marketing ” ( Predominantly Internet based marketing ) were too complex and disconnected.

Actually in 2007 Stuart Ross ( Founder of the Six Figure Mentors ) was following an Internet Marketing strategy put forward by Jay Kubassek ( Founder of PRO U ) in around 2004. Stuart often describes his Internet Marketing Strategy as basically ” Build a LIST, sell something and then sell something else “. 

Sound too simple ???

Well it is spookily like the ” old, traditional way of selling ” isn’t it ??

Except that it has been adapted for the Internet.

Building on what Jay had started Stuart created a system that was even simpler and more connected than HubSpot’s.

Between them Stuart and Jay will drive more revenue than HubSpot with a system that is more suitable for solopreneurs ( Home based entrepreneurs ) and Small and Medium Sized businesses.

If you would like to find out more about Stuart and Jay’s system please go

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> HERE <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

Where you will be able to access a FREE 7 DAY ONLINE MARKETING BOOTCAMP.



STOP PRESS !!! January 2013 – The Internet Marketing Ecosystem ( mentioned below ) has now been incorporated into Centripetal Network Consultings’ Digital Marketing Ecosystem. Watch this video >>>> HERE <<<< to see how a system that provides all of the functionality of a HubSpot system at a much lower cost has evolved over the last couple of years.

Community makes Six Figure Mentors stand out from the rest

Posted by Chris on October 2nd, 2012

I have been and am, a member of many online communities ( too many too mention ! ) but the Six Figure Mentors stands out above even the best. I know that at the moment the Six Figure Mentors team are struggling to keep up with the number of people joining – globally. Stuart Ross is flying all around the world establishing new communities.

I have said it before but I think that it is worth repeating that my objective has been to find an Internet Marketing System that REALLY generates leads and orders. People who follow me know that I am a massive HubSpot fan and that I developed the Internet Marketing Ecosystem to help my clients improve their Internet Presence, ability to rank for selected keywords and phrases and rate of conversion from visitor to customer. HubSpot’s mantra is ” Get Found, Convert, Analyse ” one of Stuart’s mantra’s is ” Build a List, Sell something and sell something else ” – see that sort of simple, direct objective appeals to me !!

When you review the best digital marketers and web and blogsites in the world you see that  Listbuilding ( the collection of an opted in list of email addresses ) is key as is the nurturing and collection of that list. An email list always has a value but some are more valuable than others.

Click free report in this Call to Action here

and you are on an email list.

Click ” Learn More ” below

and you are on an email list.

Click ” Download Now ” on this HubSpot Call to Action

and you are on an email list.

I think you get the message ??

But I digress because I wanted to talk about the Six Figure Mentors Community..

When I paid my $20 I got what Stuart said I would ……. MASSIVE VALUE !!

I got confirmation of everything I believed in. ( regarding Internet Marketing ).

I was also on the email list !!! ( Actually I was on a couple !! )

I got  autoresponder emails – one a day – from Stuart. I also got emails from Martyn Hickey.

There was a lot of information to take in but it was all good.

After some time in the Six Figure Mentors Community Website ( access requires a monthly subscription ) Martyn Hickey introduced me to Stuart Chalmers – an Ordinary but very special guy.

I just want to feature Stuart’s personal website here

by way of a thank you for everything that he has done to help.

Note that Stuart’s ( WordPress ) website has everything you need on a lead generating website – Call to Action’s, Email Opt-In’s, Blog, Social Media joins and shares.

The Community spirit shown by Martyn and Stuart makes Six Figure Mentors tower above other Digital Marketing Mentoring System’s.

TEST OUT THE SIX FIGURE MENTORS here FREE and no obligation !!

Chris Windley’s Daily Mail Interview on Digital Death

Posted by Chris on October 2nd, 2012

Chris Windley, Digital Marketing Expert and Managing Partner at the Silicon Crossroads Technopolis in Lichfield, Staffordshire spoke to the Daily Mail about Digital Death and why he is waiting for the official launch of My Digital Executor and NOT death !!

The impact of a Digital Death is entirely dependent on how involved someone is in the digital world and what the consequences of disconnection or interruption to their system would be. There are people who have maybe, a Linkedin or a Facebook account and use the Internet for browsing and for email. There are 2 or 3 passwords and usernames involved in that.

Now imagine that you were Stuart Ross ( see below ) , Founder of the Six Figure Mentors and someone who earns $100’s of thousands  a month through the Internet

Find Stuart at :

using various tools such as web and blogsites, social media sites, Google pay per Click, Facebook adverts, emailing lists, autoresponders etc etc etc. I don’t know how many usernames and passwords he has but it’s a lot !! I would say that nobody would understand  how Stuart made his money except that he has been discussing and sharing his techniques with his ” inner circle ” and with Six Figure Mentor members so there are actually quite a few people now who understand what he is doing. Previously only Stuart’s mentors would have understood what he is doing – his parents and brothers and sisters certainly don’t !!

There is a sort of no-man’s land between the casual user and a ” proper ” Internet based business. People that run eBay shops or small ecommerce sites; bloggers with lots of followers and advertising revenues being generated from their sites. It is highly unlikely that anyone un other than them understand how the system works.

Typically the sites that they use eBay, Facebook, PayPal, Google etc etc are based in the U.S. and they have their own views on what happens when someone dies.

When a Facebook user dies anyone ( yes anyone !! ) can shut down the account given that they have proof of death. So, imagine this – Stuart

( God forbid ) dies and the news gets around. One of his competitors hears about this, knows that a lot of Stuart’s income is dependent on Facebook ( adverts ) , provides proof of death to Facebook and gets the account shut down. Probably nobody ( the relatives or the lawyers involved ) has any conception that this is an important part of the income generating system.

What redress does the estate have against the person who shut it down or Facebook ?? None !!

Graham Ross ( below ), Founder of My Digital Executor, decided that this was just unacceptable.

Here’s what Graham says on his website ……

Have you ever worried about what would happen to your email, tweets, blogs, domains,  affiliate sales accounts, created/collected music, photographs, websites, designs, virtual world items, online account balances, online revenue streams and even operational online businesses when you log off for that final time? Probably be lost forever or, worse,  be taken over by those unauthorised by you, putting your money, data and creative property at risk. Read articles on the problem from The New York Times and The Guardian.

Let us put your mind at rest

Our straight forward and simple protocol ensures that your accounts and assets will be handled fully in accordance with your wishes. We provide a form on which you set out, and update, your wishes. We then refer you to a solicitor who will help you ensure those wishes are legally honoured (you are not committed to any further costs beyond your membership of this service).

Writing an informal note of your wishes has no effect

You may think that informally appointing someone to take over a digital asset on your death is the answer but it will have no legal effect. Equally of no legal effect are services that store your passwords and last wishes like and Legacy Locker specifically warns by email  those you seek to appoint that ‘it is not legally binding’ because ‘ownership of any electronic rights related to the internet such as intellectual property, domain names, or marketing affiliation agreements, cannot be granted or transferred through Legacy Locker’.  This is because the law dictates who is entitled to your assets, including your digitalassets, and the only way to impose your wish above the law is through a Will, or Codicil to a Will. A friend who acts, albeit innocently, on your informal wishes can be sued by the next of kin entitled to your estate. We  ensure you are able to make such wishes binding and effective after you pass away.

We protect your passwords but do not hold them

Whilst we ensure your estate has lawful and effective access to your online accounts after your death, we do not hold your passwords.

What if I just ignore the problem

If you want to learn about the problems with what would happen on your death with some of the more popular internet services, then see our page called ‘How Websites Deal With Your Death’.

For more information call Graham on:

MD Executor Ltd

A company registered in England under registration number 08226375

Registered Office:-

47 Rodney St


L1 9EW

Telephone:  0845 0573719

Fax: 0870 130 3337


Don’t join Stuart Ross’s Six Figure Mentors !!!!!

Posted by Chris on September 29th, 2012
Stuart Ross of the Six Figure Mentors says:
I’ve said it before… I’ll say it again:
Not everyone should be an entrepreneur.
There’s a certain mindset you must have in order to succeed in
business (any kind of business).  And people who lack this
mindset are always better off accepting it and staying as far
away from the whacky “roller coaster” ride of
entrepreneurship as possible.
They’re liable to get themselves hurt, otherwise.
Both financially AND emotionally.
And you know what?
This is especially true for people seeking SFM:
( Find out more about SFM >>>>>>>>> HERE <<<<<<<<<<<< )
If you’re not really serious about being your own boss,
controlling your income, and building lasting wealth, then
please do not even bother to complete your application.
If you’re more interested in security than freedom, keep your
job. And if you’re someone who wants to be taken care of by
other people (like the government, for example) and not do
any kind of work or productive activity, then don’t even
waste your time (or ours).
The business world is NOT for everyone.
And SFM is definitely not for everyone, either.
In fact, we have even had to turn members away.
This isn’t because we’re snobs or anything.
We just know (after dealing with hundreds of members) what
kind of person is likely to succeed and what kind is likely
to “choke.”
The point?
I DO want to encourage people to take the application.
But only if you think you have the right stuff to succeed.
Education level doesn’t matter…
Your current experience doesn’t matter.
And neither does your age, social status, occupation, background,
or technological skills (I could barely check my email when
starting business).
What matters is your mindset.
Do you truly want to be in business for yourself?
Or are you okay with being someone’s “yes man” forever?
Be honest with yourself about this.
If you think you DO have what it takes, then here’s an
internet marketing training platform that’s so simple.
CLICK >>>>>>>>> HERE <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Stuart Ross
Who the heck?

Stuart Ross – Six Figure Mentors – my opinion so far ….

Posted by Chris on September 19th, 2012

I came across Stuart Ross of the Six Figure Mentors about a week ago when I randomly clicked on one of his Facebook adverts. ( I hardly ever click on Facebook ads but it looked interesting ). It didn’t take me long to find a video interview that Thomas Power ( co-founder of ) did with Stuart.

As I ” Know, Like and Trust ” Thomas ( & Penny ) Power I quickly signed up for the initial offer here ..

Step #1

Scroll down and you’ll see our secure online payments form to get started…

The application fee is only $19.95 and don’t worry you wont risk a single penny as it’s 100% refundable within 30 days if you decide this is not for you (or if we determine you’re simply not the right person for us) then just let us know and your $19.95 will be refunded immediately.

I am very glad I did !!!

People who follow me will know that I am a massive fan of HubSpot and that I have been promoting what I call the Internet Marketing Ecosystem here for some time. Actually, I am about to launch a WordPress website which describes the Internet Marketing Ecosystem in more detail.

I have been working my way through Stuart Ross’s video course ( which I gained access to when I paid my $20 ) and also Stuart has been emailing me every day ( well, his automated system’s have 😉 with new video’s and information.

I have also had a telephone call ( skype ) with Martyn Hickey, who is one of Stuart’s team. I booked this through the Six Figure Mentor website for last Monday. Frankly it was too early to talk because I was working diligently through the information that I had already got and was getting every day. I simply said the truth – that this was the best $20 I had spent in years !!! I really mean this.

I am going to explain why it was so valuable and useful shortly but before I do let us digress…..

When I first saw HubSpot a couple of years ago it was a revelation to me. I think they have been going for about 3 or 4 years now and HubSpot is the 2nd fastest SaaS company in the U.S. – next to HubSpot’s mantra ” Get FOUND, CONVERT and ANALYSE ” is, as I like to say now ” burned into my brain “.

I have a burning desire to ensure that my clients, friends and the companies I am invested in get the right advice when it comes to Internet Marketing . This has led to me developing the Internet Marketing Ecosystem concept as a relatively simple way of explaining to people what needs to happen. It happens to have components in it that I am highly committed to e.g. WordPress, Twylah and the various social networks that I use like Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, Google + and Pinterest ( to name a few ).

The main reason we developed the Internet Marketing Ecosystem concept was that HubSpot had proved to be a ” bridge too far ” for many of my clients in terms of cost and skills and resources required. As I have said elsewhere in this blogsite HubSpot themselves appear to have realised that they are not quite suited to the small and medium sized business and certainly not to the ” solopreneur “.

Stuart Ross has designed the Six Figure Mentors around individuals:

Discover the unfair advantage of the world’s smartest home business entrepreneurs…

The SFM provides a state-of-the-art comprehensive direct marketing solution complete with the tools, training, coaching and community required to launch and grow a successful business.

but the principals certainly apply to any size of business – it’s just that Stuart has chosen to start with individuals whilst HubSpot is now more appropriate to Medium and Large sized businesses.

HubSpot and the Six Figure Mentors have very similar ( if not identical ) objectives though – to get leads, prospects and customers ( orders and cash ).

For me this was really exciting – just as a concept.

However, when you start looking at the information that you can access with a $20 payment and which comes by email from Stuart every day from the time that you sign up, you can tell that everything you need is going to be here.

For me little things and big things confirmed and reaffirmed what I was thinking. There are too many to relate really but for example: He concentrates on the strategy and outsources the detail; he thinks in terms of what motivates people to buy and how to encourage them to do so; he passionately believes in Internet Marketing; he believes in trial and error but learning quickly; some people might not believe in Facebook but he DOES !! ; He has WordPress at the core of his marketing systems.

Mostly, what is important is this. His system is proven to produce millions of Pounds, Dollars or whatever in actual sales. I am going to say right away that the Internet Marketing System has not ( yet ) produced the same thing.

Hence, I highly recommend that you go to

and invest $20 – yes just $20 !! – because I think you will agree with me that it is the best $20 you have spent for ages if not EVER !!!

If you want to find out more about Stuart you can go to his personal website here.

Stuart Ross.

I will keep you updated as to my findings with the Six Figure Mentors on a regular basis.

BeachCherry helps pianist Van-Anh crowdfund with WordPress website

Posted by Chris on September 8th, 2012

The simple story is that Costa Rica Headquartered BeachCherry Corporation wrote a WordPress website for Australia based pianist and producer Van-Anh Nguyen. This might have been news some time ago when it was unusual for a company thousands of miles away to produce your website but these days it is accepted that it does not matter where you are based relative to your client – what matters is the service and support that you provide. It happens that BeachCherry also has offices in India and Europe but not, currently, Australia.

Van-Anh needed this website quickly and it had to meet an important deadline. That deadline being the launch of her ” crowdfunding project ” on Australian and U.K. Crowdfunding site

Crowdfunding ( raising finance online from people who donate or invest )  has become a disruptive force in the world and one that has emerged from the global recession to take the place of banks and to some extent Angel and Venture Capital investment. It is certainly disruptive for the music industry. No longer do artists have to chase managers and record labels ( who previously would have provided the capital to produce and market a new cd ) now they just need to raise money on one of the many crowdfunding platforms that exist around the world. ( Crowdfunding mainly emerged in the U.S.A. but has quickly spread to the U.K. and Australia ).

Here’s Van-Anh’s Budget :


I’d like to raise $4,000 for this project which will be split up into:
$1000: Recording studio time
$1000: Mastering of the 10 tracks
$2000: artwork and pressing of 1500 CDs
Of course if we are able to hit more than the goal, the money will go into the launch events (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast).
In fact she raised over A$5000 and this allowed additional promotion:
Thank you to everyone who has pledged and donated so far! I love you and thank you for your incredible support. I’ve set my MINIMUM goal of $4000 as to enable me to hit my target. Of course, pledges are still accepted after that and if I hit $5000-$6000, it which will assist me in:
1. Producing 50 limited edition 1st single CDs of the ‘Libertango’.
2. employing a lighting designer for my launch show to create a reflection of colors, projections and video mapping for an experience you will not have had with a piano concert.
3. Add Adelaide to my official launch tour (and open to suggestions for any other cities)

How did she promote this project ???

Of course she used social media platforms like Facebook, YouTube and Twitter aswell as her WordPress based website and the site.

No doubt friends and family were amongst the people that helped Van-Anh to get to her goal of A$4000  but there were also many people who did not know of Van-Anh directly. What do they get for their ” donations ” ??? Well everything ranging from posters to cd’s and concert tickets but for A$ 1000 you could have got:

* a 45 minute concert of myself as well as 2 string players and a DJ (just provide me with a great piano and I’ll have the DJ and string players sourced from within the city you are in).

but nobody took her up on this offer !!!!!! ( FOOLS 😉

Many of the people were happy to be known and others donated anonymously.

Best wishes to Van-Anh !!


BeachCherry Corporation is offering WordPress web and/or blogsites starting from $250 with a variety of themes available. Included within the pricing is guidance on how to get your website found on Google and other search engines for your products and services. Telephone: +1
(202 )
436-9487 2)and ask for Vick or email to discuss your particular requirements.

Support The African Child

Posted by Chris on September 6th, 2012
Please Note: This is a temporary page until  a full website is launched – which will be shortly.

Support the African child is so much blessed to have you visit our
site and indeed even as you navigate through our pages, we pray that
may the Lord touch your heart and use to have a difference brought by
you towards the life of the many disadvantaged children and
impoverished children, vulnerable children and widows facing welfare
At Support the African child, children are the major reason and focus
we exist and therefore our main objective is to serve them in the form of
humanity like the provision of food, shelter and so many more as you shall
read in our pages
Support the African child is a community based organization which was
founded in August 2011 by Aida Kagoya. Aida Kagoya is a 21 year old
lady pursuing a bachelor’s degree in management science at Kyambogo
University on government sponsorship. Aida was raised by a single
mother and six of her siblings in Wairaka village in Jinja district
after she lost her dad at the age of nine in primary four. She was
enrolled in an organization that paid her fees from primary six until
senior six where she excelled highly and qualified for government
scholarship. Aida is facilitated with a sum of sh.800000 per semester
at the university as a privilege for government sponsored students
which she is using to help six disadvantaged children to achieve their
dreams. I have the children enrolled in affordable schools, two in
senior 3, two in primary 4 and one in primary two and primary one. I
provide food, clothing and accommodate the children in my late
father’s second home in Mafubira, Jinja Uganda. I was inspired by my
past status as an orphan to start up this organization so that I can
help children who are just like I was. I rely on the university
government allowance and little funds from my friend as the only
support. I have 2 more years of university education and the support
shall be stopped as soon as I am out of university. With support from
helpers and anyone willing to donate for the well-being of the African
child, I hope to set up a spacious children’s home and school for the
disadvantaged children.
Though started as a community based organization, STAC soon shall be
upgraded to a nongovernmental organization to better handle the
anticipated future characterized by abject poverty and the unending
spread of poverty and HIV/AIDS. STAC is a fully independent registered
CBO with headquarters in Mafubira zone ‘A’ and 3 kilometers from Jinja
town along Kamuli road, and 80 kilometers from Kampala, Uganda’s
capital city.
Ecc 11:1 tells us to do good wherever we go and after a while the
good we do shall come back to us.
May the God Lord enable you to go through all our pages
2.    ABOUT US

Support the African child (STAC) is a registered non- profit
indigenous community based charitable organization registered under
charity registration number 1808. The organization was started in 2011
by Aida Kagoya who was later joined by other members of the community
to respond to issues facing disadvantaged children including but not
limited to orphans, HIV/AIDS orphans and widows facing welfare
problems in Uganda so that care and support is given to them.
The plight of orphans and vulnerable children in Uganda inspired the
formation of Support the African Child. Issues of poverty, health such
as HIV/AIDS and malaria, malnutrition, neglect, abuse and
exploitation, poor education and illiteracy, conflict in families,
water, sanitation, and housing that have ravaged our country were at
the forefront in the formation of this organization. We work with
children so they have a voice and are involved in the
deinstitutionalization process. We raise awareness, in the UK, in the U.S.A.
and across the globe, so that, one day, children won’t be locked away,
so they can enjoy their childhood.
To uphold the sanctity of human life and endeavoring to meet the
physical, spiritual and emotional needs to the disadvantaged children,
including but not limited to orphans, HIV/AIDS orphans and widows
facing welfare problems.
To ensure the well-being of disadvantaged children through the provision
of education, accommodation and upholding the status of widows facing
welfare problems
STAC works in;
•    Assessing welfare needs for disadvantaged children including but not
limited to orphans, HIV/AIDs orphans and vulnerable children whose
families are affected by AIDs.
•    Providing formal education for disadvantaged children including but
not limited to orphans, HIV/AIDs orphans and vulnerable children whose
families are affected by AIDs
•    Providing accommodation to disadvantaged children including but not
limited to orphans, HIV/AIDs orphans and vulnerable children whose
families are affected by AIDs
•    Providing spiritual care and support

STAC does not discriminate in regard to religious or tribal background
in its mission to serve disadvantaged children including but not
limited to orphans and vulnerable children, and our community members
living with AIDS.
•    Providing formal education to disadvantaged children including but
not limited to orphans, HIV/AIDS orphans, and vulnerable children
whose families are affected by AIDS
•    Assessing child welfare needs for disadvantaged children including
but not limited to orphaned, abandoned and vulnerable children and
coordinating resources for their care
•    Providing psychosocial care to widows and children and spiritual
care and support
•    To set up projects intended to enhance the cultural educational and
economic development of all children without any form of
discrimination based on religion, tribe, sex, region etc.
•    To carry out intensive advocacy campaigns to enhance the rights and
equal opportunities of all the children in the country.
Our Core Values
In order to realize our mission, vision and objectives, support the
African child believes that certain values and principles must be
upheld. These include;
•    Transparency and accountability
•    People centered organization
•    Creative, innovative and learning organization
•    Efficiency and sustainability of interventions
What we believe in;
•    We believe that children should be raised in a safe and caring environment.
•    We believe that poverty, disability or tribal background should
never be a reason to lock a child away.
•    We are dedicated to transforming the lives of disadvantaged children
by facilitating the end of institutional care for good.
Board Members
Kibumba Augustine – Board chairperson
Wakasadha Fred –    Vice chairperson
Kagoya Aida – Executive director and also board treasurer
Kulyani Ronald – Managing director
Kagoya Rachael – organization coordinator
Nampiina Lydia – Board general secretary
Ataliba Eron – Administrator
Muwereza Percy – Community representative
Executive Committee and Staff
Kagoya Aida – Executive director and also board treasurer
Kulyani Ronald – Managing director
Kagoya Rachael – organization coordinator
Kibumba Augustine – Board chairperson and Human resource manager
Nampiina Lydia – Board general secretary
Ataliba Eron – Administrator


There are opportunities in all aspects of STAC’s operations for anyone
with a heart to reach out and serve disadvantaged children and widows
facing welfare problems in Uganda to find exciting projects to bring
God’s love to these deserving people.

Construction workers, Doctors, pastors, administrators, managers,
evangelist s etc. your time and skills will be put to great use! Some
specific areas of need are listed below but STAC is open to whatever
your interests as you desire to support the children of Uganda.

Support the African child Children’s Home

We intend to construct a big and spacious children’s home, big enough
to accommodate the increasing number of disadvantaged children. The
children are currently accommodated in a 3 bed roomed house making it
hard to extend great and voluntary services to the needy, who are
impoverished and those who have lost their parents to AIDS. Groups or
individuals with engineering, plumbing, construction, carpentry, or
electrical skills are needed to make this dream come true.

An integrated school

We need to set up a school for the children where they can acquire
free education and free scholastic materials. The school shall provide
subsidized education facilities to the community where fees got from
the local community can be used to pay for the teacher’s salaries and
other basics needed at school.
Basic school supplies are always needed and are appreciated.

A community hospital

We need to set up a hospital for the community where the disadvantaged
children and other people in the community will get medication at a
subsidized amount. The little money paid will be used to cater for
medical requirements and to pay the hospital staff.

You Can Pray

Would you join us, first and foremost, in praying for a solution to
the crisis? We have real confidence when we approach the Father in
Christ’s name, knowing that He is able to do immeasurably more than
all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within
us (Ephesians 3:20, NIV).

Please pray:
•    That the organization would respond with the compassion of Jesus
Christ to all those in need including but not limited to orphans,
HIV/AIDS orphans and widows facing welfare problems
•    That God would use the related projects of Support the African child
to give eternal hope to those who are hopeless.
•    For Support the African child Volunteers around the world who are
giving their hearts and their lives to care for people affected by
HIV/AIDS Orphans & Vulnerable Children
HIV/AIDS provides an opportunity for the community to share the love
of Christ with those who are suffering from the disease. Your gifts
will support programs that provide care to people with AIDS and their
families, including home-based care and hospice programs. A $30 gift
per month can provide the resources, including food, medication, or
hygiene items, to care for one family with home-based assistance.
HIV/AIDS Medical Programs
With about 42 million men, women, and children infected with HIV/AIDS,
the medical needs facing mission hospitals and other medical
facilities are enormous. Your gifts will assist programs that provide
medical care, including medications and counseling to prevent
mother-to-child transmission, for those infected with HIV. A gift of
$15 can supply medication and post-natal counseling to prevent one
HIV-infected mother from passing the virus on to her child.


There are many ways that you can support the needs of children
affected by HIV/AIDS and disadvantaged children in Uganda
•    Raise awareness in your community – Give a presentation to your
child’s class or school, a civic group, or your faith-based community.
Contact us for outreach materials.
•    Volunteer – Show your support for Support the African child or
another organization working to address the pandemic by giving your
time, talents, or expertise. If you are interested in volunteering at
STAC, please contact our office for more information.
•    Host a house party – Invite your friends and family to your home and
educate them about the challenges of disadvantaged children and
HIV/AIDS vulnerable children in Africa.


Community Placement of Orphaned Children
As we identify children that have lost their parents, we trace the
next of kin to try and place them there, so as to keep that unique
semblance of familial attachment going. In the absence of relatives,
we try to absorb them into our children’s home and then place them
there and treat these orphans as though they are our own children, by
providing them with whatever their families would: food, shelter,
medical care, education, clothing, but above all, love without
peripheral qualifications.
Support the African child Children’s Home
In the absence of a suitable home for orphaned and vulnerable
children, STAC provides a home to care for them as they can meet that
need. Children’s needs are complex and require physical, social,
developmental, and spiritual care to raise them with a sense of self
confidence and self-worth. Support the African child Children’s Home
currently serves six children but with hope of expanding and
accommodate more.
Widows Economic Empowerment Projects
It is women who assume much of the responsibility for orphaned
children ultimately. The income generating capacity of these
households is profoundly constrained by numerous dependent children;
lack of opportunity to accumulate productive resources like cattle,
goats, and farming implements; and difficulty in gaining access to
credit. They are further constrained by limited education and training
which limits their employability.  STAC has countered this trend by
organizing widows in groups, and then offering them training in
different skill sets such as tailoring, crafts, agriculture and
farming. The women work on skills of their own choice and demonstrable
ability for sustainability. STAC raises support for sewing machines
for groups of two widows, supplies for crafts, and livestock.

Support Care Groups
Our activities include widows groups and households affected by
HIV/AIDS. We have 40 active grass root inter-denominational community
based groups, called Support Care Groups (SCG’s). Each of these groups
has a leader, treasurer and secretary.

Community Based Health Education
Throughout Africa, thousands of community-based organizations are
addressing the needs of disadvantaged children and families made
vulnerable by HIV/AIDS. These organizations are strengthening the
traditional safety net of the extended family through a range of vital
programs and services. Often operating with minimal funding and with a
great deal of volunteer support, community based Social Care Groups
are the front line response to the needs of disadvantaged children and
vulnerable children affected by HIV/AIDS. Very few funds are reaching
this grassroots level.
We walk down to the people, deep in the remotest of villages, and
teach the basics; what HIV/AIDS is, what it is not, ways and means of
protection from infection, and how to treat and care for the victims
without discrimination. In vicinities where there is electricity we
show videos about HIV/AIDS, nutrition, and other sexually transmitted
diseases. At times, when we deem it practicable, we mobilize a parish,
using the local political leadership of the area, in concert with
STAC’s own registered community based volunteers as a mass approach.
We also use the home-to-home approach where we reach out to those who
cannot make it to the collecting centers for one reason or the other.
This is where we also reach out to the chronically ill, assess the
vulnerability rate of the children and take appropriate corrective
measures, commensurate with our capacity.
Education for Orphaned and Vulnerable Children
Education is such a vital ingredient of a country’s development, as it
is known to furnish the tools with which children and young people
carve out their lives, and is a lifelong source of comfort, renewal
and strength.
While Uganda currently has a free primary education system, many
barriers stand in the way of children accessing a school, which has
greatly  increased the overall dropout rate. The implicit costs of
building fees, feeding, uniforms, books and pens and other scholastic
materials are alone financially impossible for many families to
provide. Added are the complications of AIDS and other health
epidemics as children are required to stay home to care for their
terminally ill relatives. Household resource bases experience
shrinkage, as medical care, funeral costs, loss of work, and the like
take their toll.
We at STAC realized that it was our duty to plug this gap in helping
non-school going children access formal education through the
provision of the stringent scholastic requirements necessary. To ease
the burden of looking for the requisite materials necessary for
schooling, we are planning on building a primary school.

Beyond Primary School
As a child progresses beyond primary school STAC pays school fees at
the middle and high school level in public school as our international
partners and community members provide support.


“Your sponsorship will make a difference in the life of a child”

Going beyond the concept of mere donations, sponsorships with Support
the African child offers you an opportunity to build a true
relationship with the organization and the sponsored child as well as
various stakeholders of the project through a proven system of
correspondences and exchanges.

“Educating a Child” sponsorship:

Millions of children in Africa live in absolute poverty and are out of
school. Education is one of the most efficient solutions in trying to
end the cycle of poverty. Through this sponsorship module, your
contribution will give a child an education! It also allows you to
build a personalized relationship with your sponsored child. You will
receive your sponsored children’s photographs and they write to you 3
times a year to tell you about themselves and their lives.

With a contribution of 87$/term, a primary school child is guaranteed
an education (school fees, books, pens and pencils, geometry set and
uniform). There are three terms in a year and you can choose to pay
the whole year at once or three times a year.

Communication and reliability

You’ll be given the opportunity to personally connect with your
sponsored child — building a relationship that could change both your
lives. Immediately, after you have made your donation, we will send
you an email confirming that we have received your donation. Shortly
after, we will send you a welcome-letter and at the end of each school
term we will send you school reports and a letter from your sponsored

In the welcome-letter, our project coordinator and her team will help
you understand the specific context; they will inform you about the
Uganda, its culture and tell you about the various developments that
are taking place. You will receive your first letter immediately after
your sponsored child has started school and a letter at the end of
each school term. You can also send letters to your sponsored child
through our organization. As an organization we believe in fostering
communication and regular exchanges between sponsors and stakeholders;
we strongly feel that your letters as sponsors encourage communities
and local authorities in their developmental efforts. And yes, your
letters to children nurture them and offer them moral support as they
reflect your interest and concern for their education and their life
in general.

Get started
1.    For becoming a sponsor, please fill in an online registration form
or contact our sponsorship desk in our office. To register online,
Please click here

First Name:
Other Names:
Date of Birth:
Marital Status:

Mobile Contact:            Office contact:
Postal Address:             Zip Code:
E-mail address:             Street:
State:                           Country:
Gender:                     Male
Preferred School:     Day School
Boarding School
No of Children:            Payment Preference:

How did you hear about us?

Add details below (e.g. the name of the child you would like to sponsor):

Contact: +256 782879412, +256 776879412 or +256 775165991

2.    Have a look at the profiles of children who are in need of
sponsorship and click on the profile of a child you would like to
sponsor. Click here

3.    Pay through PayPal on our website.

4.    Wait a couple of business days and receive an email confirming we
have received your donation.

Please, see Frequently Asked Questions on this link click here for
more details concerning sponsorship.

Frequently Asked Questions
+ Qn: Who are you and what exactly do you do?
Support the African child-STAC is a non-profit CBO that is dedicated
to finding and providing opportunities and hope for disadvantaged
children who are victims of poverty, HIV/AIDS, and other natural
+ Qn: Do you sponsor Children?
Yes we do. STAC has “Educating a Child” Sponsorship program through
which we are striving to restore the dignity stripped from these
innocent children that are suffering through poverty and the orphaned.
By supporting these children, we can offer them a foundation of a
bright future.

+ Qn: How does, “Educating a Child” sponsorship help children?
Millions of children in Africa live in absolute poverty. Education is
one of the most efficient solutions in trying to end the cycle of
poverty. According to UNICEF, educating children helps reduce poverty,
promote gender equality and lower child mortality rates. At school,
children stay in a safe environment, with support, supervision and
socialization. They learn important life skills that can help them
prevent diseases, such as how to avoid HIV/AIDS.
In addition, they may receive life-saving vaccines, fresh water and
nutrient supplementation at school. Moreover, educated girls are more
likely to marry later and have fewer children, who in turn will be
more likely to survive and be better nourished and educated. Educated
girls are more productive at home and better paid in the workplace,
and more able to participate in social, economic and political
decision-making and thus make a difference in their societies.

+ Qn: Why should I sponsor with Support the African child?
Support the African child has continued to be recognized for their
fiscal accountability and programmatic responsibility. Support the
African child has consistently earned a good rating from Charity
Navigator, an independent rating service, as one of the efficient and
effective international humanitarian organizations. Our “Educating a
Child” sponsorship program is transparent and reliable. You will
receive receipts of school fees and other purchases that are made with
your donation. You will also be able to build a personal relationship
with your sponsored child by exchanging letters.

+ Qn: How does sponsoring through Support the African child work?
Support the African child works with impoverished communities in
Uganda. We work with disadvantaged groups in Jinja district in eastern
Uganda. We have formed women’s groups in the communities and know the
members and their children personally. The children to whom we are
looking for sponsors are selected in cooperation with the women
themselves, allowing them to strengthen their sense of community and
empowerment. We make sure that the child you have chosen to sponsor
receives the support in the most efficient way.
When you have made your donation, our team pays the child’s school
fees, purchases the necessary items and enrolls the child to school.
We create a folder for your sponsored child, save the receipts (and
the possible balance remaining from the purchases). To add to our
reliability, we will send you copies of the receipts of school fees
and other purchases alongside with a welcome-letter. This will enable
you to track how your donation is spent.

+ Qn: How much does sponsorship cost?
For only $87/term you can become a sponsor and help change the lives
of children in need around the world.
+ Qn: How will my donation be spent?
Donation of 87$ / term covers the following:
•    School fee 30$
•    Books 5$
•    Shoes 12$
•    Pens 2$
•    Pencils 2$
•    Uniform 12$
•    Lunch 8$
•    School bag 8$
•    Administrative charges 10% (letters, photocopies, printing, bank charges) 8$
Total: 87$

+ Qn: How do I pay my donation? Can I get a receipt from my donation?

You can pay online through PayPal. Just click on the PayPal link on
our website and enter your credit card details. The money will reach
us in a couple of business days. We will then confirm by email that we
have received your donation. Shortly after, we will send you receipts
by post. This may take several weeks depending on where you are

+ Qn: How long will my sponsorship last?

That’s entirely upon you. Sponsorship is voluntary and ongoing
contribution. Many of our sponsors have supported all through and we
certainly hope that our relationship with you will be long-term too.

+ Qn: Can I give a gift sponsorship?
Yes! You are free to share the gift of sponsorship with a loved one’s
or colleagues

+ Qn: Who can I contact if I have questions about my sponsorship?
You may email us at, or contact an associate at +256 782879412, +256
776879412 or  +256 775165991

6.    DONATE
Donate and Change a Child’s life
Working with disadvantaged and vulnerable children is a concerted effort.
It needs a lot of hands to be put together, and a lot of ideas.
The orphan problem does not only belong to people with orphans.
It is everybody’s problem
We invite you to join us in addressing this funding gap, and to become
part of our growing network of supporters!
•    Donate by cash, check, or credit card – Support the African child
accepts cash and checks made payable to the Support the African child.
•    Honor friends and family – Make a donation to Support the African
child in honor of someone’s birthday, as a holiday gift, or to
highlight other celebrations. Support the African child will advise
the honoree of your gift.
•    Request a company match – Many companies have a corporate giving
program that will match your donation. Check with your employer
Make a Cash Donation
You can donate by cheque or bank draft. For money donations, please
make it payable to


For more information; Contact us directly by Telephone or below
TELEPHONE: +256782879412, or +256776879412

Make In-kind donations:

Due to the growing number of children in our programs, we welcome
in-kind donations. This can include anything from books, children’s
toys, videos, game kits; computers, clothing, shoes, and any gifts to
children are very welcome.

Make an Online Donation:
To donate online please fill the form below:
And pay with your debit or credit card

Contact Us
BY MAIL – Please address all gifts and donations to:

P. O. BOX 1232 JINJA

Make checks payable to “Support the African child- Uganda”

For inquiries, please contact us as noted below.

BY BANK WIRE – Please address all gifts to:

Support the African child

Please fill the form below
First name                                  Other name
State/country                            District
Gender: Male                              Date of birth
Physical address
Please put your inquiries/comments below


Poundbury Systems uses IME for Internet Marketing in Dorset

Posted by Chris on August 25th, 2012

Dorset based computer and telecommunications provider Poundbury Systems is dominating Google searches for ” Managed Backup Dorset ” by using a combination of the Internet Marketing Ecosystem ( IME, see link below ) and it’s own hosting facilities and National IP network ( also see below ).

Recently, Poundbury Systems launched a Managed Data Backup service from it’s Headquarters in Dorset. As part of it’s promotional campaign Poundbury Systems wanted to ensure that it was found for relevant searches using Google and similar search engines ( Many potential customers use search engines to obtain information about particular products or services).

Poundbury Systems has a WordPress based website and blogsite which is hosted in Poundbury’s Hosting Facilities in London. It is important to understand that these are high performance U.K. Hosting Facilities ensuring that a properly structured web/blogsite has the best chance of achieving a high Google search position for relevant search terms. ( Whilst the exact influence of website hosting performance on Google ranking is debated amongst SEO experts, the fact that it is a factor is not usually debated ).

The first thing to understand about the use of an Internet Marketing Ecosystem is that you must understand what search terms you want to rank for ( this means what would someone type into the Google etc search box in order to find your products or services ). In this case the products, services and therefore search terms are ” Managed Data Backup ” and similar and related words and phrases.

The ” Managed Data Backup ” blog post below was created to complement the web page dedicated to that subject here – . So this meant that there was relevant content available. The links to the web page and blog post were then distributed via Poundbury’s Twitter, Twylah and Facebook pages ( amongst others ).

I also shared the links via my personal Internet Marketing Ecosystem.

The results are pretty stunning with Poundbury Systems occupying the first 4 natural search results ( this may be subject to a particular persons search results but has been tested by a number of people ) when there are nearly 6.5 Million search results ( roughly equates to people searching on this term ). Other search positions are also occupied by either the Poundbury web/blogsite or elements of my IME e.g. there is a Twylah post appearing.

There is no Pay Per Click payment being made and no ” Black Hat ” SEO techniques have been used. This is simply achieved by understanding what the company wishes to be found for and writing and distributing relevant content. i.e. Content Marketing.

It is anticipated that this particular blog post will be found by people searching on the phrase ” Internet Marketing in Dorset ” or similar and will therefore be of interest to those who might want to use Poundbury System’s excellent Hosting facilities and the Internet Marketing Ecosystem.

Relevant Links:

Internet Marketing Ecosystem link :

Managed Data Backup link :

Poundbury National IP Network link :

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