Children’s well-being is hinged on the application of their rights. Many of Uganda’s children suffer because their rights are violated everyday. Yet we know that the future of a nation is the children.
Since 2005, Joy For Children Uganda (JFCU) has been Championing The Rights Of All Children To Live Peacefully & Without Exploitation, To Benefit From Quality Free Education, To Thrive In Economic Security & Justice, And To Prosper With Access To Clean Water, Good Health Care, & Nutrition.
JFCU head office is located in Kampala while field offices are located in Fort Portal and Lira City.
JFCU hosts and coordinates Girls Not Brides Uganda, a national Alliance of 106 NGOs working collectively in Uganda to end child marriage, ending teenage pregnancies and preserving the rights of girls and women.
Joy For Children -Uganda hosts and coordinates MenEngage Uganda ,a network of 60 CSOs working to engage men and boys in reducing gender inequalities, preventing gender based violence, reducing HIV, and promoting good health of women, girls, boys and men.
From working directly with communities in Uganda to advocacy at the international level, JFCU acts as a bridge providing project implementation & services for international organizations who require local knowledge & expertise from a trusted Partner who also understands & works in the global development arena.
Our Ugandan staff know well local customs, traditions, and cultures and how to successfully navigate them and they are at ease in front of the media & at international conferences.
We maintain excellent relationships with a cross-section of Ugandan civil society & government. Years of engaging & building communities have taught us the power of inclusivity & the strength of diversity to build effective coalitions.
We also have a rich history of creating our own projects that rely on innovative approaches to solving long-standing, entrenched social & economic problems. We believe that problems are best solved with compassionate listening to those directly living the issues, and in building action-oriented partnerships based on trust and mutual cooperation to achieve new goals.
As an organization, we have served as change leaders on a number of societal issues that impact the children, and relish a challenge to change out-dated paradigms & usher in new ways that benefit & elevate all. We are proud of our strong work ethic, our compassionate dedication to children & communities, and our “can-do” spirit.
We deliver high-quality work in an efficient and well-organized manner that is effective and result-oriented. Our guiding principles are honesty, transparency, and service.