EMPOWERING OUR COMMUNITY
Breaking the cycle of poverty
OCIA values the needs and contributions of women in the society today.
RUN 4 WOMEN
The objective of this empowerment program is to provide education,employment assistance, health, and housing and support services to women who are in disadvantaged positions due to poverty, homelessness, and HIV/AIDS infection. Our goal is to provide case management, support services, basic skills education and resource coordination that can offer viable alternatives of life.
In mainstreaming gender,OCIA promotes income generating headed households) by bringing them together to initiate sustainable economic projects to support their families.
We empower marginalized women by training life skills to create more self-reliance. Uganda's current population is about 44 million people.It's roughly evenly distributed between females and males.Irrespective of this kind of marginalized human resource in the country the most potentially underlying factors.Women are the country's due to various group which needs to be carefully handled for greater productivity.
Advocacy and capacity building are going to be the main stream of OCIA work among women in the targeted communities.
Realizing that intervention for empowerment of poor women must be done at many different levels, the organization will intervene at a higher level than household level. The organization wants to move to policy interaction at district, and national levels.
Through the impact of SAVEAL mobilizing women to play a role in community responses to AIDS through their participation in prevention and care activities based on understanding, compassion and community solidarity.
Active participation in local leadership
Food securities -Human rights advocacy
Access to markets -Influencing of local government
The advocacy program aims at directly increasing women’s access to information and opportunities for sustainable development thereby increasing their choices and abilities to engage in development processes that directly affect them.
The capacity building component involves strengthening of human resources for women groups in technical and organizational skills. It also aims at the provision of basic needs and empowerment in decision-making processes at all levels of society. The capacity building programmes will use lessons drawn from its experiences with communities at the grass roots. #R4W
Women face many problems in our society today, like illiteracy, inequitable wages, and poor health caused by systems and social customs, which make it difficult for women to break free from a life of poverty. The organization will serve to strengthen the women’s political and economic participation and help women build self-sufficiency and self-esteem through women’s cooperatives and training programs.
The organization will help women to start organic agriculture as a means of earning a better income, while also protecting the quality of their soil for future harvests.The organization will train the women and other marginal farmers in the use of local seeds and other sustainable organic agricultural practices, including the preparation of organic pesticides and practice of composting thus engaging with volunteers.
Most of all, OCIA will promote women’s involvement in agricultural decision making and increasing the opportunities for women in agriculture.Women will learn valuable business skills so that they become more active participants in community life and in the decisions that affect them.