Who We Are!

PLATFORM for the NEEDY (PLANE) is a Non-Governmental Organization, NOT for profit operating in the Kabarole district and Fort Portal Tourism City, Rwenzori region, advocating and protecting children and women’s rights through provision of prevention and multi-disciplinary intervention in investigation and information dissemination through radio drama and outreaches so as to have a health -violence free society.

The organization helps transform the lives of the disadvantaged populations in Kabarole district through empowerment programs, human rights advocacy, and health and literacy promotion so that they can have a better quality of life.

PLANE focuses on general health awareness promotion, social security, and economic empowerment for teenage mothers, preventing violence against children and women, human rights promotion, and mitigating the impact of violence against children and the youth and other related interventions.

 

PLANE implements programs aimed at educational support to orphans and vulnerable children by providing scholastic materials and school fees. We also implements programs for empowering young mothers and rural women through livelihood interventions. In addition, we greatly support intervention on Gender-Based Violence prevention, sexual reproductive health rights, water, sanitation and hygiene for rural communities.

Founded in 2010, PLANE is registered with the Uganda National NGO Board Reg.No. INDR111193949NB and Kabarole District Reg.No.2323. The organization has developed potential capacity and recognition in enhancing Health promotion Programs, advocacy for the protection of children’s rights with emphasis on girl child education, Youth and Teenage Mothers Empowerment, caring and improving lives of vulnerable children and ensuring a well-equipped and knowledgeable farming community.

Our Causes

ADVOCACY FOR SEXUAL GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE (ASGBV) PROJECT

ORPHANS EDUCATION SPONSORSHIP PROJECT (OESP)

BAHEMUKA DRAMA PROJECT

ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION EDUCATION

Legal: Status & Registration

PLATFORM for the NEEDY is responding call for expression of interest to advocate for the protection of children’s rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential. PLANE is one of the national charity agencies in the country operating in Ruwenzori region set up in 2011 and registered at the national level (under NGO Bureau) in 2014 operating under the NGO Act of 2006. PLANE is member of Girls not Bride Uganda (GNBU) alliance, a fraternity that is focused on fighting teenage pregnancy and early marriages in Uganda.

The Initiative is an incorporated charitable entity based in Uganda in East Africa.

Primarily, PLANE is into charitable work mainly children and women rights protection and GBV prevention, Educational support. HIV prevention and Sexual Reproductive Health, Livelihood and economic empowerment, Environmental conservation and Water, sanitation and hygiene.

PLANE is run by a group of professionals dedicated to support the underserved and vulnerable populations. PLANE has a dedicated board of 7 members and 5 Trustees supported the secretariat/management team of staff (7) and core volunteers, Global Ambassadors and other volunteers with technical expertise who support field level interventions.

Reg.No. INDR111193949NB and Kabarole District Reg.No.2323

Organization Philosophy

PLANE is an organization built on the philosophy of unity in diversity for advocacy on the rights of children and women.

PLANE-Development Goal

“Contributing to a violence free society”

The Life Of a Rural Ugandan Child

Many Ugandan children face a troubling life with malnutrition, lack of education, and exposure to crime. 49 out of 1000 children living in Uganda die before their 5th birthday. 29% of children suffer from stunting due to malnutrition. 16% of children in Uganda are engaged in child labour. 56% of Uganda’s children suffer from multiple deprivations. Watch this video to learn more about the difficult of of rural Ugandan children

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