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“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 their offices located in Fort Portal ,Western Uganda . We advocate for the protection of children, youth and women’s rights through the provision of prevention and multi-disciplinary intervention in investigation and information dissemination to have a healthy, violence-free society. 

The organization helps transform the lives of the disadvantaged populations in Uganda 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 implement 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 No. INDR111193949NB . 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.

The primary focus areas have been: 

  1. Social Security (Child Rights Protection and Sexual Gender-Based Violence (SGBV Prevention).
  2. Education for vulnerable children (Early Childhood Learning, Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Education).
  3. Health (HIV/AIDS, Sexual Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR).
  4. Economic empowerment for young mothers (Vocational training, Village Savings & Loan Associations (VSLA and Financial Literacy).
  5. Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for rural communities.


  • Provide the youth with sexual and reproductive health information, services and advice relevant to their needs, circumstances and stage of development to achieve their full potential.
  • Enhance children, youth, and young mothers’ health rights through improved household nutrition, sanitation, hygiene, income levels, and the prevention of child abuse and neglect.

Thematic Areas:

  • Maternal and child health
  • Adolescent health and youth empowerment
  • Mitigation of SGBV and promotion of Financial Literacy


Organization’s Philosophy/ ideology:

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


Our Mission:  

To promote empowerment programs for better Health, Education and Livelihoods for disadvantaged populations.


Our Vision:  

Our vision at PLANE is to create a just, scholarly, and violent free society that responds to the rights of the most vulnerable population.

Aims and Objectives:

  • Advocate for the protection and promotion of children and women’s rights.
  • Build capacity that provides the rural communities access to social services like education, health, water and sanitation for improved livelihoods.
  • Increase knowledge levels on health and gender-related issues in communities.
  • Support vocational skills to orphans and school dropouts for their improved wellbeing.
  • Support the establishment of the Orphans and Vulnerable Children model homes.
  • Contribute to increased livelihoods among the youth and women population
  • Promote good governance, democracy and peacebuilding.

PLANE’s Values and principles:

PLANE promotes and aims to conduct the following values and principles… 

  1. Peace
  2. Justice and Unity
  3. Love and care
  4. Accountability
  5. Transparency
  6. Selflessness
  7. Reconciliation and forgiveness
  8. Hard work

PLANE (PLATFORM for the NEEDY) a registered Ugandan Not for Profit NGO No. INDR111193949NB stands as a beacon of hope and change in the heart of rural Uganda, dedicated to advocating for the rights of vulnerable children, women, and youth. Founded on the principles of equality, empowerment, and education, PLANE is committed to uplifting the most marginalized in society and creating a brighter future for all.

At the core of PLANE’s mission is the empowerment of youth and women, recognizing them as the driving forces of change within their communities. Through various programs and initiatives, PLANE works tirelessly to provide opportunities for skill development, entrepreneurship, and leadership training, enabling individuals to reach their full potential and become catalysts for positive transformation.

Education lies at the foundation of PLANE’s efforts, with a strong focus on supporting needy children and orphans in accessing quality education. By eliminating barriers to learning and providing essential resources, such as school supplies, uniforms, and tuition support, PLANE ensures that every child has the opportunity to receive a proper education and build a better future.

In addition to education, PLANE places a significant emphasis on maternal health and reproductive health, recognizing the critical importance of women’s wellbeing in society. Through awareness campaigns, health clinics, and support services, PLANE works to ensure that women have access to essential healthcare services and information, promoting a culture of health and wellness within the community.

Teenage mother’s empowerment is another key area of focus for PLANE, as the organization seeks to break the cycle of poverty and empower young mothers to build a better future for themselves and their children. By providing vocational training, financial literacy, and emotional support, PLANE equips teenage mothers with the tools they need to become self-sufficient and independent members of society.

Addressing gender-based violence is a priority for PLANE, as the organization advocates for the rights and protection of women and girls against all forms of abuse and discrimination. Through counseling services, legal support, and community outreach, PLANE works to create a safe and supportive environment where victims of gender-based violence can seek help and justice.

Finally, PLANE is actively engaged in environmental education and conservation efforts, recognizing the importance of sustainable practices for the long-term wellbeing of the community. Through awareness programs, tree planting initiatives, and waste management projects, PLANE instills a sense of environmental responsibility and stewardship among community members, fostering a harmonious relationship with nature.

In conclusion, PLANE NGO stands as a beacon of hope and change in rural Uganda, advocating for the rights of vulnerable children, women, and youth, and empowering individuals to create a better future for themselves and their communities. With a steadfast commitment to equality, empowerment, and education, PLANE is transforming lives and building a brighter tomorrow for all.

Together, we can create a brighter future for rural Uganda.

You can find more information about us and our causes in the book linked below.

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




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