Community Concerns Uganda (CCUg) is a Community Based Organization founded on the pillars of love, hope and desire for change. CCUg works to address the needs and aspirations of the underprivileged using a holistic approach directed specifically towards poverty reduction. The organization was started in 2010, registered in 2011 and currently has projects in Nakalanga Village (Bukatube Sub county), Magamaga (along the Jinja-Iganga Highway) and in Wairaka Town (Jinja district) where our offices are located.
We focus on promoting and improving on the general welfare of the rural poor through reduction of poverty by providing Income Generating Activities (IGAs). In addition, CCUg seeks to improve on the health of the community by alleviating diseases especially those borne out of poor sanitation and hygiene.
We also strive to improve on the mental health of men and women affected and afflicted by HIV/AIDS, domestic violence, teenage pregnancy among others.
Furthermore, we go out to communities and empower adolescents with information about sexual reproductive health, career guidance and HIV/AIDS in order to encourage them to not only abstain from sex before marriage but also to use safer sex methods reducing unwanted pregnancies, school dropouts and early marriages, which have provided a fertile group for poverty to thrive.
We also seek to uplift Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) attain education, through offering of educational scholarships where we provide scholastic materials and school fees.
Our primary focus is reducing poverty in communities where we work. We empower women through Income Generating Activities (IGAs), reduce school drop outs, early marriages, HIV/AIDS spread among adolescents and promote good sanitation and hygiene in communities.
Vision: A self-sustaining community with healthy, educated members and safe, clean households.
Mission: To improve the social, economic and psychological welfare of the community.
Our core values:
Love and concern for one another