HISTORY:

RWENZORI COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT NETWORK  (RCDNET)

Started in Kasese as a Community Based Organization in 2010.

It was founded to establish Innovative Interventions contributing to the alleviation of challenges created by: Constant Wars and HIV/AIDs scourge in the Region.

The interventions were intended to restore the hope that the community had lost and developing new strategies for the future developments, rebuilding resilient Communities.

MISSION: To mobilized, Equip Vulnerable groups at community level with skills and knowledge, and also engaging them at local levels in Productive activities for poverty eradication and achieve the SDG.

 VISION: A peaceful, poverty free community suitable for sustaining life.

OUR VALUES AND PRINCIPLES

Our integrity as an organization comes from the values and principles that guide our work.

Our values:

  • We believe in the worth, equality and dignity of every person, and respect the richness of social and cultural diversity.
  • We believe that inclusivity and accountability are essential in society for people to enjoy security, justice and peaceful co-existence.
  • Our actions must show honesty and transparency, and consistency with our principles and mission.

Our principles:

  • We put people at the centre of our work.
  • We promote and support inclusive and cooperative approaches to decision-making.
  • We understand that everything we do can have positive or negative effects on conflict dynamics and gender relationships, and being sensitive to this is central to our work.
  • We are a learning organisation, striving to learn from each other – staff, partners and communities.
  • We are accountable to the communities and partners we work with, and to the donors and public who support our work.

We form Self-Help Groups in the community in order to address causes in specific interest groups of Young girls, Women, Youth and People with disabilities.

We engage self-help groups in interventions that Impact them economically, socially and build resilience.

Today we have over 15 Self-Help groups in our network each engaged in a specific field of interest.

Focus areas:

These interventions benefit directly Children, Women and persons with Disabilities in:

  • Agriculture
  • Human rights and Gender Equality
  • Environmental conservation
  • Health and Nutrition
  • Access to Quality Education
  • Peace, justice and Reconciliation
  • Information Computer Technologies