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Clemency Uganda, Jinja, Uganda
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To help marginalized groups to recognize the needs of their communities and through their own contribution in fulfilling those needs develop and improve their welfare, knowledge and skills.
Clemency Uganda is a not?for profit community based charity duly registered with the Department of Gender Labor and Community Development No. 154. The organization was founded in 2008 as an urgent response to systems, conditions and structures that perpetuate Poverty, Ignorance and Disease among vulnerable people in Jinja. We are proactively engaged in the plight of children (orphans and vulnerable children), the youth and grandmothers (Africa?s unsung heroes) in particular and people who are affected and infected by HIV/AIDS in general. Our agenda for these target groups includes but not limited to * Child education aimed at promoting OVC education particularly girl child school enrollment, retention and completion. * Care and support involves the provision of care packages for disadvantaged people. * Psychosocial support addresses the emotional concerns of children and grandmothers. * HIV/AIDS control covers both prevention and control efforts. * Micro-credit aims at ensuring economic empowerment of grandmothers. * Games and sports aims at identifying and developing children?s? talents so as to support their psychosocial well being. * Skills training geared toward promoting self reliance and increasing OVC and youth household incomes. Our Mission We work with diverse cultures and perspectives to help marginal groups to recognize the needs of their communities and through their own contribution in fulfilling those needs develop and improve their welfare, knowledge and skills. In order to fulfill our mission, we actively and directly engage, and also place both local and international volunteers in implementing our programs. Volunteers are an important segment of our project workforce because they will: * Open doors to certain sections of our local communities. * Share their experience, expertise, perspective and talent with our staff and project beneficiaries. * Extend our capacity to deliver services to those in need. * Bring enthusiasm and passion to our work. * Raise our profile and community awareness about our programs and provide the image and credibility that will help us to get funding for some of our programs. Our organization is firmly committed to Diversity in all areas of its work because we believe that we have much to learn and profit from diverse cultures and perspectives, and that diversity will make our organization more effective in meeting the needs of all our stakeholders. Developing and maintaining an organization in which differing ideas, abilities, backgrounds and needs are fostered and valued, and where those with diverse backgrounds and experiences are able to participate and contribute.
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