ACSET – Uganda is a registered non-profit making and community based Organization that is also incorporated with limited guarantee under Uganda Company Act number one of 2012 with registration number: 221856. ACSET Uganda is a member of Lira NGO forum – an umbrella organization of NGOs and CBOs working in Lango Sub-region in northern Uganda with Reg. No: LF/NGO/LR/1220.
ACSET – Uganda carries its activities using a right base strategic approach towards fighting poverty among the vulnerable communities. With adequate knowledge and understanding of development issues in Uganda, the creation of ACSET Uganda reflects a great concern by founders about the need to address the lack of opportunities within the vulnerable children and youth in Uganda. We reach children and Youth of the “Last Mile” – those who are economically and socially outside the reach of mainstream services and support, including Orphans, Disabled Children, Children affected and infected by HIV/AIDS, street children, war child, Child Mothers, Child Headed Households and hard-to-reach rural populations and other marginalized groups.
ASCET strives to have an economically-empowered and enlightened community that works together to alleviate poverty and promote sustainable, healthy lifestyles for vulnerable children, youth, & women through the implementation of demand driven and financially sustainable programs that both develop capacity and generate income.
The creation of ASCET reflects a great concern by founders about the need to address the lack of opportunities within the vulnerable children and youth in Northern Uganda brought about by over 20 years of Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) war, poverty, HIV/AIDS, high population leading to breakdown of social-economic family structures; weakening good cultural practices; poverty and displacement.
Orphans and other vulnerable children in Uganda face poverty which manifests into; poor education, poor health, social rights abuse, early marriages, school drop outs, sexual abuses where girls are the more disadvantaged than boys.
Action for Child Social and Economic Transformation is organized under three main managemental levels:
Board of Directors (7) assited by Board of Advisors (3) who are Ex-oficial
Management Team headed by the Executive Director who is a technical person and sits in the Board of Directors meetings as a Secretary. The management team comprises of: Executive Director, Accountants, Internal Auditor, M&E officer, Program Managers (Livelihood, Education, Health and Social Protection), Project Managers, Field Volunteers and Support Staffs.
Using a Right – Based – Approach, ACSET implements four inter-related and connected thematic areas, each of them with specific objectives to alleviate poverty in Uganda.
- Agriculture and Economic Development: this theme strives to improve food and nutrition security and economic resilience of the rural poor. This is done through implementation of agricultural projects, promoting income generating activities and financial literacy using Village Savings and Loan Association (VSLA) methodology.
- Education and Vocational skill Promotion: this theme strives to enhance inclusive quality education by sponsoring vulnerable children, improving school performances, improving teaching and literacy quality as well as school infrastructure improvement. This theme also promotes vocation skill training to tackle employment challenges in Uganda and improve on entrepreneurship development.
- Renewable Energy and Clean drinking water: this thematic area strives to promote use of renewable energy like solar power and biogas in schools, health centres and rural households. We also promote use of clean drinking water in schools, health centres and rural households.
- Social protection: We promote Human Rights, democratic governance and rule of law. We foster to empower civil society to take up their roles so that social rights of Orphans, vulnerable children and women are protected.
ACSET reaches the children and Youth of the “Last Mile” – those who are economically and socially outside the reach of mainstream services and support, including Orphans and other Vulnerable Children (OVC); street children, child laborers’, AIDS Orphans, hard-to-reach rural populations and other marginalized groups like child mothers, disabled children, child headed families, children in contact with law and children affected and infected by HIV/AIDS.