Welcome to FOCUSED Organization

Foundation for Community Utilization of Sustainable Empowerment and Development (FOCUSED) is a community based development organization. Its mission is to provide support to local communities in Uganda to sustain-ably engender their own development for self-sustenance. 

Foundation for Community Utilization of Sustainable Empowerment and Development (FOCUSED) is a community based development organization. Its mission is to provide support to local communities in Uganda to sustainably engender their own development for self-sustenance.

FOCUSED activities are pertinent to the sustainable development and empowerment principles which prescribe community engagement, participation and control in addressing common root issues in communities; plus meaningful, partnerships, capacity building, accountability, ethics and poverty reduction.

In pursuing its Mission, FOCUSED aims at strengthening local communities to address their development priorities; build community capacity  to identify their available resources and support them to utilize their resources effectively and efficiently plus the creation of entrepreneur business opportunities to strengthen their economies. The ultimate goal is to enhance good quality of life among the people living in communities within FOCUSED areas of operation.

FOCUSED works closely with Government at all levels, to keep in line with the Government development plans and supplement Government efforts where possible. The Foundation networks with likeminded civil society organizations in Uganda and abroad for information sharing, capacity building plus joint lobbying and advocacy efforts. FOCUSED partners with community groups and/or organizations (CBO/NGOs) to achieve its community based development objectives and directly work with grass root communities.  The Foundation works with Universities for research enhancement and provides Internship opportunities for University students. FOCUSED encourages adult volunteers with talent, skills, information and knowledge in any aspect of community development work, to apply and volunteer at FOCUSED to give new dimensions ongoing community development work.

FOCUSED approach to development emphasizes the ‘THE ASSET BASED COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT’ approach where communities are supported to identify development priorities; plus the corresponding available resources and utilize them to improve selves. FOCUSED approach also puts emphasis on PARTICIPATORY RESEARCH to enhance new knowledge for development.  

The main activities of FOCUSED include Sensitization and Community Empowerment; Development Training and Research, Information Sharing, Networking plus Integrating Appropriate Technology Development and Innovation. This approach boosts community capacity and brings about positive change. The key target development sectors include; community development, health, human rights, microenterprise/microfinance, entrepreneurship and business management, appropriate technology, women and youth education, sustainable environment resource utilization and conservation.

FOCUSED’ vision, mission and activities are in line with the government development goals and within the global development perspective. The Foundation strongly welcome partners, agencies, organization, universities and all development agencies committed to community development to work together in this quest of empowering communities.

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