THE PEARL FOUNDATION FOR HUMAN RIGHTS AND DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE.

Reducing unemployment and fighting poverty.

Why Churches

To Pearl Foundation, the fullness of the Christian faith “baptizes both the individual and the environment.” The church should not only be concerned with ether the individual or social salvation but with both simultaneously.

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Why skills Diversity

It is a philosophy, a forward –leaning culture of practical and tangible hands on with minds on skills and experience diversity that invites competence, competitiveness, enterprise development, innovation, initiation, invention, society geographical and circumstantial labor adaptability, dreaming and thinking big and differently to define and realize one’s potential and labor market value and directs them into a creative confrontation with the world with power and confidence to create their own jobs and fight unemployment and poverty that have plagued Ugandans after school currently standing at 80%.

Much as schools, training institution and government fund to train students in subjects like History, Christian Religious Education, Political Science, Social studies and other not-so-much to development related courses like Social Work and Social Administration, Public Administration, Anthropology, Guidance and Counseling, abolishing them will be launching an attack on Humanity in the following ways;

a) Its very important that students learn about evolution of mankind and easy relationship to the environment.

b) It will cause social conflict and misery as the teachers and lectures of the above subjects loose their jobs and become unemployed and poor

Pearl acknowledges that the time and costs of achieving skills diversity is daunting but the benefits far outweigh them all as the scholars future will be secured against employment uncertainties as students will be directed into a creative confrontation with the world with power and confidence to create their own jobs and fight unemployment and poverty.

Why Schools

Forms strategic, robust, healthy and homogeneous coalitions with the Ministry of education, National Curriculum Development Centre, churches, schools, elite groups and associations and other societies to advance social change through the advocacy for quality education and education system that affirms the value of skills diversity among the young from p.5 to form six and also the attainment of experience and skills by fresh graduates through a holiday placement program right from year one semester one at the university.


A LITTLE ABOUT OUR AGENCY


OUR BACKGROUND

We are a group of lawyers and other scholars with an intention of helping to contribute to building of a culture that promotes, protects and provides social-economic rights by the people themselves. It is therefore a pro people agency centered on educating, empowering, and providing a pathway to better rights and development in a holistic way taking into account of the whole person, satisfying the physical, intellectual, moral, and financial needs of the individuals thus directing them into a creative confrontation with the world in a non-violent manner.

It is therefore an empowering and participatory organization whose operational orientation seeks to reduce Ugandans notion of heavily relying on government promises. We employ a rights-based approach to development by building and increasing people’s capacities to take active roles in promoting and protecting their rights and development sustainability. Because the government has no full capacity to sustain human rights and development for all, has led poverty to cause under fulfillment of socio-economic human rights. We are a development and human rights organization, whose mission goes beyond short term solutions and work to overcome inequalities and injustices in the education set up that cause unemployment, poverty, and oppression by building movements and coalitions for development with the local people through advocating for an education that affirms the value of skills diversity that can bring about lasting change.

OUR CALLING

To provide the leadership to awaken the youth’s conscience to begin to acknowledge the deep longing for a different kind of world that still lies buried in their hearts. This will create a setting where it is alright to feel again, to hope again and to believe again after school with power and confidence to create employment and fight poverty

OUR APPROACH

Our approach is rooted in empowerment-- understanding that the people affected by a problem are best positioned to solve it. We work this way because we recognize that even the best tactics to end poverty will fail if the education system denies the people skills for job creation and give them the voice, skills, and power in shaping solutions to the problems they experience... “Unless we become the change we wish to see in the world, no change will ever take place”---Mahatma Gandhi.

The The Pearl Foundation is guided by the National Development Plan, Uganda Vision 2040 and the Sustainable Development Goals 1 and 4 ( 4.4). Our Goal is to ensure the fulfillment of Sustainable Development Goal 1 & 4.4 where by 2030-40; we substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship in order to contribute to reduction of the high rates of unemployment which stands at 80% today. This will eventually lead to Sustainable Development Goal Number One. We are not limited to a particular geographical area, age, tribal, religion, sex, sex orientation, culture and creed.

OUR VISION

A society with increased number of youth and adults with relevant and enhanced technical, science, Agriculture and vocational skills for improved workmanship, employment creation and entrepreneurship.

MISSION


To provide quality right to education through complimenting technical, science and vocational hands on with minds on skills training for the youth and adults to acquire resources to create their employment, improve workmanship and entrepreneurship for poverty reduction.

We form strategic, robust, healthy and homogeneous coalitions with the Ministry of education, National Curriculum Development Centre, schools,colleges , Universities, elite groups and associations and other societies to advance social change through the advocacy for quality education and education system that affirms the value of skills diversity among the young from p.5 to form six and also the attainment of experience and skills by fresh graduates through a holiday placement program right from year one semester one at the university.

JUSTIFICATION FOR SKILLS DIVERSITY RIGHT FROM THE YOUNG AGE


It is a philosophy, a forward –leaning culture of practical and tangible hands on with minds on skills and experience diversity that invites competence, competitiveness, enterprise development, innovation, initiation, invention, society geographical and circumstantial labor adaptability, dreaming and thinking big and differently to define and realize one’s potential and labor market value and directs them into a creative confrontation with the world with power and confidence to create their own jobs and fight unemployment and poverty that have plagued Ugandans after school currently standing at 80%.

Much as schools, training institution and government fund to train students in subjects like History, Christian Religious Education, Political Science, Social studies and other not-so-much to development related courses like Social Work and Social Administration, Public Administration, Anthropology, Guidance and Counseling, abolishing them will be launching an attack on Humanity. a) Its very important that students learn about evolution of mankind and easy relationship to the environment. b) It will cause social conflict and misery as the teachers and lectures of the above subjects lose their jobs.



OUR CORE OBJECTIVES



To promote and advocate for an education system that enhances :(1)Creativity, (2) Competitiveness, (3) Innovation (4) Invention (5) Enterprise Development and,

(6) Helping to direct scholars and other Ugandans into a creative confrontation with the world after school with power and confidence to create jobs and fight unemployment and poverty through skills diversity right from the young age at Primary five levels to University.

7) Encouraging Ugandans to integrate into nation building groups with group funds, make micro loans, to extend water to their gardens and farms to enable them continue to grow crops and animals amidst drought thus fighting famine, poverty and unemployment.

8) Pearl Renaissance task forces provide legal counseling, tutoring. Career guidance to make the youth live responsible lives and also make them able to make decided and learned choices in education that will affect their future. This is what we call “a kaleidoscope of a community of need”----by creating a color of difference through providing a collection of services designed to help special needs children, unemployed youth and adults achieve their dreams and live meaningful lives after school.

9) Pearl Foundation in her rigorous mission to promote an equal quality right to education and education system is critical of the colonial style of learning and training style often associated with Uganda’s schools and tertiary institutions which we believe emphasizes thinking and learning, emotional and intellectual needs and experience of students for a long period of time and money in fees from baby class to University yet with little effect on the way people live and work after school/graduation.

The Pearl’s Holiday Placement Program seeks to empower and encourage the people themselves to compliment and participate in the promotion and advocacy for the training of their children in schools and universities which tend to concentrate on a rational approach to students intellectual needs while taking into account of the whole person, “aimed at the head, at the heart, at thehands and feet”, satisfying the emotional, social-economic, psychological, intellectual and to have financial needs of individuals and also directing them into a creative confrontation with the world with power and confidence create the jobs as find jobs.


PROGRAMMES


PEARL RENAISSANCE PROGRAM

celebrating social-economic recovery and empowerment through an education that affirms the value of transferable, complimentary, job creating, and personal hands on skills diversity”: increasing the number of entrepreneurs through creating Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), enabling their financing and sustainability.

In October 2015, we launched a program called “The Pearl Renaissance” as a major economic, social and educational rights and development program aiming at addressing the conditions of chronic poverty and unemployment due to the poor education system that does not offer creative designs, skills and talents needed to direct Ugandan scholars into a creative confrontation with the world. Read More DOWNLOAD

THE HOLIDAY PLACEMENT PROGRAMME

The holiday placement Is founded as an apprentice/internship program to enhance the development of skills, experience and workmanship of fresh graduates, primary and post primary students. It seeks to encourage parents and lecturers of students to attach them every holiday at the local workshops, companies and organizations to acquire skills and experience in their areas of academic training or outside their academic training fields to acquire complimentary hands on skills and experience right from Primary five( cognitive stages of a child`s development) to the final stages of bachelor’s degree level.

This program does not differentiate between the rich and the poor students because skills and experience acquisition does not know ones social-economic class. Read More DOWNLOAD

WE ARE PLANNING AHEAD


Pearl Foundation team after a meeting with the chairman B.O.D advocate Nicholas Opiyo at chapter four Uganda


OUR MANAGEMENT SECRETARIAT





Mr. Innocent Luther Kater Jr.

CEO

Mr.Ndolebirungi Job

DEPUTY CEO

Mr.Semata William

PROGRAM MANAGER

Mr. Kimome Ruben Araali

DIRECTOR HUMAN RESOURCE , HEAD OF FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION

Ms. Joy Akello

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEMBER

Ms. Joy Waithera

MARKETING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS DIRECTOR

LAUNCHING THE PROGRAMS AT PARLIAMENT

Pearl Foundation Directors launching its programmes in the office of the patron Hon.Alex Ruhunda the area MP.Fortportal Municipality and Chairman Tourism,Trade and Industry Committee



MEETING THE PATRON


Pearl Foundation team after meeting the patron Honourable Alex Ruhunda at Parliament of Uganda.

GOVERNANCE OF THE PEARL FOUNDATION:


It has a Patron and it is overseen by the Board of Directors and managed by the Management Secretariat and Advised by the Strategic Advisory Committee. All these bodies are headed by prominent Lawyers and other intellectuals who have served Ugandans in their respective capacities over time. They are the best professionals our country has ever had. The Board of Directors is comprised of the following:

1)

PATRON:

-------Hon Alex Ruhunda, MP Fort Portal Municipality, Director DAJ Telecommunications ltd, Founder Kabarole Resource Center(KRC)and KRC FM, and Deputy Chairperson Tourism, Trade, Industry and Cooperatives.

2)

CHAIRMAN:

---Advocate Nicholas Opiyo the Director Chapter Four Uganda, Benetech Human Rights Advisory Board member, Sakharov Fellow etc.

3)

DEPUTY CHAIRMAN AND DIRECTOR FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION:

---Adv. Mbaziira Fredrick, Director Mbaziira & Co. Advocates.

4)

PROGRAM DIRECTOR:

-----Advocate Manyali Yovani, Bukenya, Kyemonges& Co. Advocates(next to Nabweru Court)

5)

HUMAN RESOURCE DIRECTOR:

----Mr Kimome Rubeni Araali.

6)

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING AND PROCUREMENT:

---Ms Joy Waithera

7) Mr. Ndolebirungi Job, Semata William, and Innocent Luther Kater Jr will comprise of the Board too.

THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE (board):

will comprise of three members who have served our community selflessly and they will also sit on the Board of Directors during meetings and it is headed by ;

1. Mzee Chris Tushabe Karobwa of Karobwa Towers Nkrumah Road

2. Canon Francis Mutatiina of Ankole Diocese Mbarara

3. Advocate Nicholas Opiyo of Chapter Four Uganda

The day to day activities of the Foundation is carried out by the Management Secritariat headed by:

1)

Chief Executive Officer:

----Innocent Luther Kater Jr.

2)

Deputy CEO:

------------------Ndolebirungi Job Araali

3)

Secretary General:

---------Racheal Basirika

4)

Publicity/Organizing Secretary:

---Joy Akello

5)

Head of Finance:

-----------Mr. Kimome Ruben Araali

5)

Deputy Head of Finance:

-----------Karungi Anita Lucy

6)

Foundation Group Projects Projets Cordinator:

---Twesigye Alex.

7)

Program Manager:

----Semata William

7)

Assistant Program Manager:

----Katekaine Christian-

8)

Human Resource Manager:

---Muchunguzi Justus.

9)

Head of Monitoring and Evaluation:

---Mr Grace Kadama.

10)

Head of Information Technology(IT):

---Jason Mukama.

Other Members include Ms Joy Akello, Musungu Veronica, Christiane Katekaine, Musinguzi Robert Tony, Joy Waithera, Karungi Anita Lucy. Coalition Members and corporations will be party to Pearl’s General Assembly and can be made Directors or managers if elected by the 2/3 majority.

GIVING BACK TO MOTHER NATURE AND LAUNCHING A CAMPAIGN TO FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE


Mr Kater Innocent planting a tree at Kanyange Primary School.




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