Give Me A Chance
Country Director’s Message
I would like to invite you to join me as a partner in Give Me A Chance. Give Me A Chance is dedicated to help disadvantaged children, youth and women in Uganda, Africa to overcome poverty and hopelessness.
Give Me A Chance was formed to respond to the increasingly need for child protection programs, civil peace/liberties and community rehabilitation/construction in Uganda. Read more about our Prime Brokerage product
What is Give Me A Chance?
Give Me A Chance (GMAC) is a registered non-profit making, non-sectarian, non-governmental organization (NGO) based in Kampala, Uganda, East Africa.
The Organization was formed in 1997 to respond to the plight of vulnerable children whose numbers were increasing as a result of their parents dying from HIV / AIDS. Similarly, GMAC was founded to address the rehabilitation and resettlement of children who had faced run ins with the law i.e. those in Remand Homes, Reception Centers and Reform Schools.
Since 1997 to date, GMAC has encountered enormous societal demand to develop programs such as conflict resolution, human rights awareness, refugee relief services, community sustainability, health services provision, educational support to less privileged and orphaned children, youth and women.
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Need for our intervention:
Owing to persistent calls from local community officials and traditional leaders, we analyse the needs and prioritise them before finally developing an appropriate program. The great strength and success of Give Me A Chance is in the fact that it has continued to function throughout all the upheavals. Although GMAC faces some impediments that weaken and constrain its operations hence hindering implementations, it still remains hugely functional. This is done in many areas with hard working rural communities that depend on subsistence farming for their livelihood.
In the absence of peace, stability and wealth, women and children especially orphans are left without opportunity to attend to their livelihoods, rights and freedoms.
The primary function of Give Me A Chance is to bridge the lives of these children and women from a hopeless situation to a more constructive future.
What is our Mission?
Our mission is to campaign, advocate, transform and support the welfare, rights and freedoms of the deprived children, women, youth and communities by giving them a chance to a constructive future.
Who Funds Us?
Give Me A Chance is a non-Government, non-profit making, humanitarian organization that is funded by government agencies, international organizations, and individuals. Some of our sponsors have included:
Christian Relief Network of Norway (C.R.N.)
Ministry of Gender, Labor and Social Development (M.G.L.S.D.)
Norwegian Aid for International Development (NORAD)
United States Agency for International Development (U.S.A.I.D.)
Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA)
European Union (E.U.)
Ministry of Internal Affairs (M.I.A)
What Are Our Projects?
The Organization is currently running a children resettlement program targeting children in remand homes, reception centers and reform schools by reuniting them with their families.
We manage a free Primary Education program for the less privileged and orphaned children.
We run a project that develops and provides social and economical support structures into different communities.
We also run demobilization, resettlement and reintegration program on ex-combatants right from the bush into civil society.