We aim to assist communities to improve their livelihood by putting up sustainable income generating activities like milk coolers, grinding machines, mobilising and sensitizing young people about sexual Reproductive health, rights and responsibilities and etc
Real Agency for Community Development (RACD) is an NGO established in October 2007 as a CBO working in Isingiro District particularly in six sub counties ie Endiinzi Town Council , Mbaare, Masha, Birere, Kabuyanda Town Council and Rugaaga with an aim of empowering communities to improve their livelihood by putting up sustainable income generating activities like milk coolers, grinding machines and sensitizing people about HIV/AIDS. Later alone the scopes of work expanded and RACD went beyond the CBO capacity which prompted the members to advocate for promotion to an NGO status. After registering as an NGO with NGO Board on 12th June, 2012, the organization strengthened its operations in the areas of its objectives set. It started by conserving natural resources, provide support to vulnerable people in Isingiro District and targeting to continue with improving agricultural production, provide sexual and reproductive health (SRH), promote human rights to people infected and affected by STIs’ and HIV/AIDS and promote cooperative ventures, among others. RACD it is mandated to operate country wide
Vision: To transform local communities into a developed society.
Mission: To put up sustainable replicable approaches for all levels of living standards for continual development.
Goal: Informed and developed Society
The objectives for which the ORGANIZATION is established are:
1. To conserve natural resources
2. To concentrate on innovative, cost effective and replicable resources
3. To improve agricultural production through the use of existent resources and make appropriate research.
4. To promote Income Generating Activities (IGAs) at household levels and at the centre.
5. To provide appropriate support to vulnerable people- PWDs, youth and to People infected and affected by HIV/AIDS
6.To promote practical trainings in life planning skills to adolescents and other vulnerable people
7. To promote human rights
8. To promote cooperative ventures
Transparency & Accountability; Respect for Human Dignity; Integrity and Honesty; Innovation and Creativity, Solidarity with the poor, excluded and marginalized people and advocacy
Where we work
Although the impact of RACD’s has national and international dimensions, our geographical area of operation is defined as 10 districts of South West Uganda. These districts include: Ntungamo, Mbarara, Greater Bushenyi, Kiruhura, Isingiro, Ibanda, Kabale, Kisoro, Kanungu and Rukungiri.
As a new Organization, RACD had benefited from partnering with other already established and credible organizations. Key among our partners and sponsors are: the Advocates Coalition for Development and Environment (ACODE), Western Ankole Civil Society Forum (WACSOF), Uganda National NGO Forum (UNNGOF), Human Rights Network Uganda (HURINET- U), Citizens Election Observation Network (CEON), National Africa Freedom for Information Center (AFIC) International Alert (IA), Greater Mbarara Civil Society Forum, Coalition of Civic education Uganda, World Association of NGOs (WANGO), Civil Society Budget Advocacy Group(CSBAG) and Human rights Defenders Network.
RACD has also been in close contact and working together with most Local Governments in Uganda.
Volunteer with us:
RACD welcomes brilliant and innovative people to work as volunteers. The work we do are advocacy and service delivery.
Webmaster, teaching, proposal writing and networking
We have nearby houses which cover accommodations.
There are no volunteer costs.
We may be able to provide Meals during field work, if needed.
we request the technical online volunteers to assist us in fundraising for our organisation, proposal writing of funding proposals because the organisation fully established to manage funds, web master volunteer to keep updating our website so that our work can be known and increase our visibility globally, photo or video editor, researcher to keep researching for opportunities, what is happening in the whole world as well as writing research proposals, helping and advising us to do baseline survey and etc. The organisation is able and promising to be sustainable organisation if we work hand in hand. solidarity we can !