A Brief on Program Activities of BRAC Uganda
BRAC is a non governmental development organization started in 1972 in Bangladesh byMr. Fazle Hassan Abed, soon after the liberation war. Therefore the initial focus was onresettling of refugees returning from India, however in 1973 BRAC shifted its focus tolong-term issues of poverty alleviation and empowerment of the poor for sustainabledevelopment. BRAC is now a global institution working in Asia and Africa through itsdevelopment interventions, reaching over 110 million people, 72% of whom are women.
“A just, enlightened, healthy, democratic society free from hunger, poverty, environmentaldegradation, and all forms of exploitation based on age, sex, religion and ethnicity”
Poverty alleviation and empowerment of the poor specially women through integrated program interventions.
BRAC applies an integrated approach to community development, involving thefollowing core programs: Economic Development Programs (Microfinance, Agricultureand Livestock), Education, Health, Social Development, Human Rights and LegalServices.
With its years of experience in development and poverty alleviation BRAC startedexpanding development interventions beyond the borders of Bangladesh in 2002. TodayBRAC is implementing development programs in other Asia countries of Afghanistan, Srilanka, Pakistan, and while in Africa in the countries of Uganda, Tanzania, SouthernSudan. Shortly BRAC is going to expand its program in Sierra Leone, and Liberia.
In Uganda, BRAC registered as Non Government Organization (NGO) with the National NGO Board in January 2006 under Reg No S5914/6217, to promote integrated programapproach to poverty alleviation and empowerment of the poor, especially women andthus contribute to the struggle against poverty in general.The organization has since then launched programs in microfinance, Health, Education,Adolescent development, Agriculture and Livestock and Poultry in the country with acurrent coverage of 26 districts (Kampala, Wakiso, Mukono, Kayunga, Jinja, Kamuli,Iganga, Kaliro, Bugiri, Busia, Tororo, Mbale, Sironko, Pallisa, Kumi, Soroti, Lyantonde,Mbarara, Ibanda, Bushenyi, Ntungamo, Nebbi, Arua, Koboko, Pader & Kitgum ) ,with anetwork of 9 Area offices (Kampala east, Kampala west, Iganga, Mbale, Mukono,Mbarara, Arua ,Kitgum and Pader). Now BRAC is operating 48 branch offices,1