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. 

Kasese Municipal Council, Nyamwamba Division is located in Kasese District, 420km from Kampala through Mbarara – Masaka road. Nyamwamba division was created on July 2010, when Kasese town council was elevated to a municipal council.

The name ‘Nyamwamba Division’ is derived from the famous river Nyamwamba that flows through the area from the Mtn. Ruwenzori Ranges (commonly known as the Mountains of the moon) that boarder the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to the west and the Republic of Uganda to the east. The Kasese Municipal Council owes much of her growth to the industrial and geographical location, the mining of copper from Kilembe, extraction of cobalt in town and a rich agricultural hinterland.

Nyamwamba Division of Kasese Municipal Council serves eight (8) parish communities. These include; Kanyangeya, Nyakasanga 1, Nyakasanga 2, Nyakasanga 3, Kihara, Rukoki, Kizungu scheme and Kemihoko. The total land area is 33sq.kms and the total population of this area is 65,493 people (Uganda Bureau of Statistics “UBOS”, 2014) with a population growth rate of 15.8% per year.

Nyamwamba is intended to implement government programs and reforms on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which aim to bringing development services to the grassroots communities.

FOCUSED works hand in hand with the division to support grassroots community development groups that are under the direct supervision of the division leaders. We establish a working partner relationships which enables us to extend support to these groups through our capacity building programs and activities. The programs and activities are designed in a way to give new dimensions of projects and activities done by these groups and also increasing positive social, economic and environment impact to community stakeholders

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