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Uganda Rural Fund (URF), Masaka, Uganda

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Address: 35km Masaka Mbarara Road
Masaka, 1220  
Uganda
Number of Volunteers Serving Nationally: 50
Number of Volunteers Serving Internationally: 25
Number of People Being Served: 9000
EIN: 20-4118165
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Mission Statement


Uganda Rural Fund (URF), founded in 2005, is a grassroots NGO empowering AIDS orphans, underprivileged youths, and women in rural communities to fight the cycle of poverty, through educational and sustainable development opportunities.

Description


Inspired by the personal experience of its co-founder, John Mary Lugemwa, OSB, who grew up in poverty in rural Masaka, being an orphan and having dropped out of school and then being able fight all odds to advance in education, URF is founded on a belief that a better life is possible for everyone. URF aims to empower her beneficiaries to implement high-impact sustainable programs to fight poverty in the effort to help people help themselves, one village at a time. We focus on rural communities because they have often been neglected by larger multinational organizations, but most importantly, it’s where the disparity in our education system is most evident. We believe that education, formal or informal, is the best way to fight the cycle of poverty and illiteracy plaguing rural communities. Our programs include: a Secondary school with vocational training, Computer center, Community library, Child-headed families, Youth association, Women empowerment, Water and sanitation, Agriculture, Leadership Institute, a Medical clinic, and Adult literacy.

Inspired by the personal experience of its co-founder, John Mary Lugemwa, OSB, who grew up in poverty in rural Masaka, being an orphan and having dropped out of school and then being able fight all odds to advance in education, URF is founded on a belief that a better life is possible for everyone. URF aims to empower her beneficiaries to implement high-impact sustainable programs to fight poverty in the effort to help people help themselves, one village at a time. We focus on rural communities because they have often been neglected by larger multinational organizations, but most importantly, it’s where the disparity in our education system is most evident. We believe that education, formal or informal, is the best way to fight the cycle of poverty and illiteracy plaguing rural communities. Our programs include: a Secondary school with vocational training, Computer center, Community library, Child-headed families, Youth association, Women empowerment, Water and sanitation, Agriculture, Leadership Institute, a Medical clinic, and Adult literacy.

Mission Statement: Uganda Rural Fund (URF), founded in 2005, is a grassroots NGO empowering AIDS orphans, underprivileged youths, and women in rural communities to fight the cycle of poverty, through educational and sustainable development opportunities.

Organizational Statement of Faith


We driven by Christian principles and the Christ's call to reach out to our brothers and sisters in need but we take volunteers of any faith background.


Local Affiliation



Program Type:


Youth Program

Do you Require Formal Orientation Training?


No