About Us – Platform for the Needy: Our Mission & Values

Empowering Communities, Transforming Lives: PLANE Making a Difference in Rural Uganda


Platform for the Needy (PLANE) is a non-profit and NGO operating in Uganda, with offices in Fort Portal, Western Uganda. We advocate for the protection of children, youth, and women’s rights, aiming to create a healthy, violence-free society. Our empowerment programs, human rights advocacy, and health and literacy promotion efforts transform the lives of disadvantaged populations in Uganda.

Our Mission and Vision

  • Mission: To promote empowerment programs for better health, education, and livelihoods for disadvantaged populations.
  • Vision: To create a just, scholarly, and violence-free society that responds to the rights of the most vulnerable populations.

Our Focus Areas

Social Security at Platform for the Needy

  • Child Rights Protection
  • Prevention of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV)

Education at Platform for the Needy

  • Support for orphans and vulnerable children
  • Provision of scholastic materials and school fees

Health Initiatives by Platform for the Needy

  • HIV/AIDS awareness
  • Sexual Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR)

Economic Empowerment Programs

  • Vocational training for young mothers
  • Village Savings & Loan Associations (VSLA) and Financial Literacy

Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Projects

  • Programs for rural communities to improve living conditions

Our Objectives

  • Provide youth with sexual and reproductive health information and services.
  • Enhance health rights for children, youth, and young mothers.
  • Support educational opportunities for orphans and vulnerable children.
  • Empower rural women through livelihood programs.
  • Promote gender-based violence prevention and response.
  • Advocate for democracy, peacebuilding, and good governance.

Our Values and Principles

  • Peace
  • Justice and Unity
  • Love and Care
  • Accountability
  • Transparency
  • Selflessness
  • Reconciliation and Forgiveness
  • Hard Work

Key Initiatives

Educational Support by Platform for the Needy

We focus on eliminating barriers to education for needy children and orphans. By providing school supplies, uniforms, and tuition support, Platform for the Needy ensures every child has the opportunity to receive a proper education.

Maternal and Reproductive Health Programs

Emphasizing maternal and reproductive health, Platform for the Needy conducts awareness campaigns, operates health clinics, and offers support services. This ensures women have access to essential healthcare, promoting a culture of health and wellness.

Empowerment for Teenage Mothers

Our programs aim to break the cycle of poverty by empowering young mothers with vocational training, financial literacy, and emotional support. Consequently, these young mothers can become self-sufficient and independent.

Gender-Based Violence Prevention Efforts

We advocate for the rights and protection of women and girls against all forms of abuse and discrimination. Through counseling services, legal support, and community outreach, we create a safe environment for victims to seek help and justice.

Environmental Education and Conservation

Recognizing the importance of sustainable practices, Platform for the Needy promotes environmental stewardship through awareness programs, tree planting initiatives, and waste management projects.


Platform for the Needy (PLANE) is dedicated to advocating for the rights of vulnerable children, women, and youth in rural Uganda. Through our diverse programs and initiatives, we empower individuals to create a better future for themselves and their communities. Together, we can build a brighter tomorrow.

Call to Action

Learn more about our work and how you can support our cause by visiting our website or contacting us directly.

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