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. 

Vilage, city country: Kasese Uganda

Location: Kidodo Ward, Kasese Municipal counci

Setting: Semi - Urban

Established: 2016

Membership: 40 menbers

 

Association Background

The association was established in 2016 to act as a platform through which women in Kidodo community especially young mothers can find different ways they can address their social economic challenges affecting their livelihood standards. 

Among the strategies was to start up small business initiatives as alternatives through which they can access some income to support themselves. These include: Tailoring, Hair dressing, subsistence agriculture and sweater knitting.

 

Much effort is put in these activities as main sources of income. The little income generated from these activities helps them to: raise school fees for their children and all other basic school requirements like books and uniforms; meet home requirements like paying rent, food and clothing for the children; repaying back the loans; meeting all their personal extra needs for a better life.

 

Association Clients

Unemployed youth in Kidodo community, Institutions like schools, factories, industries and families of the target and beneficiaries.

 

Groups activities

 

Tailoring

Sweater Knitting

Hair dressing

Subsistence agriculture

 

Volunteer opportunites

 

Applying volunteers can support this group in achieving one of these groups target objectives:

1.     Enhancing the production of entrepreneur skills of Members of Save the Mother Association together with neighboring communities

2.     Transforming their current economic activities ie Tailoring, Sweater Knitting , hair dressing and agriculture into small scale business production

3.      Engaging private institutions in the region into fulfilling part of their corporate social responsibility (CSR) by supporting, buying and promoting products manufactured by local community

 

Volunteer requirements

1.     High level of personal initiative

2.     Highly organized and ability to work both individually or in a group.

3.     Good communication skills

4.     Readiness to work with rural communities

5.     Patience, determination and optimism

 

Working conditions


FOCUSED gives support to community partners in Kasese. The volunteer working with Rwenzori save the mothers association will be based at FOCUSED office and carry out field work with the group within the community. The volunteer works with full support from FOCUSED staff and a network of technical professions in community development field.

 

Supervisor information

 

The supervisor is the FOCUSED coordinator Dan Mugisa Byenkya. He is committed young man with passion in community and international development. He holds a bachelors in development studies and has extensive experience in working with volunteers both from in and outside Uganda

Apply for FOCUSED Uganda Volunteer Program

Program Highlights