What we do

Our Mission

To create opportunities for recreation, education and training that equip young people with the skills they need to enjoy a positive future.

 

Our Guiding Principle…

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We are guided by the thoughts of Mahbub ul Haq (1934-1998), the founder of the United Nations Human Development Report:

The basic purpose of development is to enlarge people’s choices. In principle, these choices can be infinite and can change over time. People often value achievements that do not show up at all, or not immediately, in income or growth figures: greater access to knowledge, better nutrition and health services, more secure livelihoods, security against crime and physical violence, satisfying leisure hours, political and cultural freedoms and sense of participation in community activities. The objective of development is to create an enabling environment for people to enjoy long, healthy and creative lives.

 

Our Approach…

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Our approach in Uganda is grouped under the following focus areas (click on the heading to read more):

  • Recreation (to satisfy leisure hours)
  • Education (to help individuals gain greater access to knowledge)
  • Training (to enlarge peoples choices)

We do all this through the delivery of creative and engaging programmes from our Community Resource Centres that help to increase a sense of participation in community activities.

Local Governance…

We employ people from the communities in which we work to run our centres.  By doing this we seek to:
  • Increase the skill of local residents (project management, budgeting, planning, reporting and organisation)
  • Provide an income stream for local residents
  • Give the community a sense of ownership (members oversee the running of each project)
  • Encourage youth participation through the formation of ‘Youth Councils’

Meet our Ugandan Staff…