Who We Are

Working with a local religious institutions, We have provided Charity Service Since 2016

Voluntary rural community empowerment-Uganda (VRCEU) is a reputable local pro-poor development organization based and operational in Bukedea District in Eastern Uganda since 2016 to date.
VRCEU is duly registered community based organization {REG; NO. BUK79/042/CBO/2019/20} not having a Share Capital according to the laws of Uganda and for that matter it is a not-for-profit development organization.

PRINCIPLES

Principal Mandate of VRCEU

Is to enhance the social and economic empowerment of the rural poor, the disadvantaged and the marginalized, majority of whom are women, youth and children, so that they can improve their livelihood situation and dignity.

Mission

Provide, support, linkages and/or opportunities for individuals and/or groups to enhance their empowerment, health education and rights and wellbeing enjoyment.

Vision:

“An empowered, healthy, educated and peaceful community

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Activities

Voluntary rural community empowerment Uganda (VRCEU) actively implements integrated community development interventions in Bukedea District since 2016 to date. To generate outstanding positive impact in the lives of many poor people. From originally implementing small single isolated projects benefiting a few households VRCEU‟s programmes evolves into multi-disciplinary and multi-sectorial programmes and projects transforming the lives of a wide range of communities. VRCEU‟s work is mainly focused in the Agriculture, Health and Water and Sanitation sectors with the Environment, Gender and HIV/AIDS being key cross-cutting issues mainstreamed in all her programmes. VRCEU promotes a participatory development approach through all its work. The Integrated approach which is the main vehicle by which VRCEU services the communities it works with is built on the tenets of participatory development. The adoption of the integrated community development approach by VRCEU was informed by field experience of best practice over the years .In order to deliver organized and focused development services to the poor people of Bukedea District, in the Eastern part of the country,

VRCEU ‟s work targets the rural poor people as classified below: – Without access to clean and safer water.

– Cannot access public health facilities (distance and means)

– Affected by high incidence of preventable diseases.

– Have low levels of education.

– Food insecure and low incomes.

– Are vulnerable (the Elderly, PLWHIV, PWDS, widows, Child-headed households) Governance and Staffing of VRCEU

Programs

Water and sanitation

1. Helping access to clean and safer water- Construction of Shallow Wells, solar powered Bore Holes and Protected Springs. Hence reduction of water borne diseases.
2. Mobilization of communities to participate in home improvement campaigns .e.g. hand wash campaigns
3. Supply of Sanitary amenities for the girl child in schools and the larger community
4. Providing families of the elderly, disabled and those affected by HIV/AIDS with Water jars/small tanks.

Community Health

1. Focusing on access to public health facilities (distance and means)
2. focusing on increasing access to both curative and preventive health services among the rural poor
3. Community mobilization
4. Promoting low-cost health care approaches
5. - Forming and training Village Health Teams.
6. Health Education in rural communities focusing on HIV/AIDs and other preventable diseases

Rural agriculture development

1. expand outreach of agricultural development services to the rural small-scale farmers so that they may have improved food security and incomes
2. promotion and support of sustainable farming methods
3. VRCEU supports small-scale farmers with training and production enhancing technologies
4. creating access to markets and capacity building support for farmer

Education and Training

1. To increase awareness on the negative effects of sexual violence and influence change on related policies.
2. To protect children and increase community response to any harmful forms of violence against children.
3. To increase psycho social and legal support for children.
4. Increase enrollment, retention and achieved learning outcomes of children in schools.
5. Reduced number of children especially girls getting married before the age of 18.