RUKARARWEPARTNERSHIP WORKSHOPFOR RURALDEVELOPMENT(RPWRD)Strategic Plan 2012 – 2017 “Sustainable Development throughPartnership”
PART ONE : ORGANISATION PROFILE Founded: 1986 Goal: To improve living standards and promote social justice, equality and harmony among the grassroots people of Bushenyi by partnering with others regardless of their race, creed or political persuasion. Vision: “A society that promotes environmental and ecologically-sound best practices for natural resource management and sustainable development.” Mission: “To serve as a partnership workshop” for sustainable development and community transformation. Governance: Board of Directors and Trustees.
PART TWO ORGANIZATION OBJECTIVES & ACTIVITIES 1986 – 2011Objective 1: To promote sustainable development using available raw materials, technology and researchActivities: Provision of clean and safe water to communities Producing earthen bricks and other appropriate energy technologies Zero-grazing and model farming Value- Chain Advancement Poultry farming Producing clothes and handicrafts Village Bank Association (SLA) or Savings and Credit Cooperative Society (SACCO). Constructions of classrooms and teachers’ houses in partner schools School for orphans Organizing youth clubs and projects Apiculture
OBJECTIVE 1 PICTORIAL UPDATECraft making continues to be a loved and rewarding activity for RPWRD women
OBJECTIVE 1 PICTORIAL UPDATESome of the goats donated to Rwanshetsya orphanage for self sustainability
OBJECTIVE 1 PICTORIAL UPDATE The Rukararwe Orphanage is just oneexample of the good results of partnership
PART TWO ORGANIZATION OBJECTIVES & ACTIVITIES 1986 – 2011Objective 2: To give community members work skills needed to improve their livelihoodsActivities Community vocational training programmes for young people. Agricultural training for promoting food security. Empowerment training for women
KYANYAKATURA P/S BLOCK OPEND BYBISHOP KATONENE CEB BUILDING
PART TWO ORGANIZATION OBJECTIVES & ACTIVITIES 1986 – 2011Objective 3: To encourage environmental protection and promote community tourism as an economic ventureActivities Tree planting Waste collection and management (recycling) Conservation of biodiversity Adventure and camping Eco-travel programmes
PART TWO ORGANIZATION OBJECTIVES & ACTIVITIES 1986 – 2011Objective 4: To promote interfaith dialogue and offer counseling to grieving members of the communityActivities Inter-religious dialogue Organizing partnerships Organizing intercultural and interfaith group exchanges and work camps
SOME OF THE GIRLS AND WOMEN WHO GOT TRAINEDIN TAILORING FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENTBEING AWARDED CERTIFICATES AFTER THEIR ONEYEAR COURSE
PART TWO ORGANIZATION OBJECTIVES & ACTIVITIES 1986 – 2011Objective 5: To promote community-based healthcare and integrate traditional medicine into primary healthcareActivities Holistic healing – counseling, medicineTraditional medicine made from pure natural herbs from Rukararwe.
PART THREE STRATEGIC DIRECTION FOR THE PERIOD 2012-2017Strategic Focus 1: Encouraging cooperation and the culture of peace among diverse peoplesStrategies Promoting dialogue and partnership between people through joint programmes. Engaging women, children and the youth in interfaith and intercultural activities Promoting communication and partnership between religious and political leaders on peace, democracy, good governance and accountability issues. Promoting peaceful conflict resolution, justice, tolerance and gender equality for harmonious coexistence between peoples.
RUKARARWE CHAIRMAN BOARD RECEIVING APARTNERSHIP GIFT FROM GERMANY PARTNERSREPRESENTATIVE DURING THE SILVER JUBILEECELEBRATIONS IN OCTOBER 2011
PART THREE STRATEGIC DIRECTION FOR THE PERIOD 2012-2017Strategic Focus 2: Providing bereavement support to community members.Strategies Assessing psychological needs of affected persons, and assisting them to form support groups. Providing counseling and psychological support to affected persons. Helping widows and orphans to get legal support. Providing therapeutic training on coping strategies. Organizing entertainment for grieving individuals. Promoting income generating activities for grieving persons. Promoting spiritual and traditional healing for grieving persons.
PART THREE STRATEGIC DIRECTION FOR THE PERIOD 2012-2017Strategic Focus 3: Improving rural people’s income, nutrition and food security in greater BushenyiStrategies : Agricultural training for farmers Supporting farmers with higher-level production technology and other inputs. Promoting a saving-and-investment culture and a rural finance scheme. Agricultural, value addition and market research. Rural livelihoods advocacy: lobbying government, CSOs and other stakeholders. Promoting good nutritional practices Helping vulnerable groups ensure food security.
PART THREE STRATEGIC DIRECTION FOR THE PERIOD 2012-2017Strategic Focus 4: Promoting rural people’s access to basic services, particularly health, education, water and sanitation.Strategies Supporting Water, School and Health Committees to perform their roles. Promoting rain-water harvesting. School infrastructure construction. Operating a vocational training institute. Research: human rights and good governance promotion; child protection. Community education on human rights, civic duties and good governance. Education and health rights advocacy. Adding Value to herbal medicine. Providing medical treatment with both herbal and western medicine. Research on mosquito repellents.
PART THREE STRATEGIC DIRECTION FOR THE PERIOD 2012-2017Strategic Focus 5: Protecting the natural environment to restore destroyed ecological zones and promote ecotourism as an economic ventureStrategies Promoting eco-travel and community tourism as a semi-autonomous business to generate internal funds for the organisation. Training on agro-forestry and wetland management. Operating tree nurseries. Promoting construction of energy-saving stoves.
PART THREE STRATEGIC DIRECTION FOR THE PERIOD 2012-2017Strategic Focus 6: Helping reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS and its impact rural peopleStrategies Organizing awareness-raising events on HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, care and support. Life-Skills training for high-risk groups Promoting Condom Use Support to PHAs and OVC and their caregivers. Research: Prevention, Treatment, Care-and-Support. Advocacy: Prevention, Treatment, Care-and-Support.
PART THREE STRATEGIC DIRECTION FOR THE PERIOD 2012-2017Strategic Focus 7: Strengthening RPWRD’s Capacity to fulfil its mission and achieve its visionStrategies Staff Recruitment and Development. Resource Mobilisation: maximizing use of existing resources and mobilize other resources. Improving the organizations communication and public relations to promote partnerships and sustainable development. Building effective financial management systems. Mainstreaming gender, HIV/AIDS and the environment into all RPWRD programs Continuous research, monitoring and evaluation.
PART THREE STRATEGIC DIRECTION FOR THE PERIOD 2012-2017Strategic Focus 8: Strengthening RPWRD’s GovernanceStrategies Ensuring and enabling a versatile, effective and efficient Board of Directors. Engaging the community to foster social accountability. Undertaking periodic assessment of institutional capacity and, where necessary, taking appropriate steps to improve it Ensuring RPWRD values are practiced throughout the partnership / organization.
PART FOURMONITORING & EVALUATION OF THE STRATEGIC PLAN Monitoring Points4. Executive Director, guided by Board, to manage M&E.5. Midterm Review to ascertain continuing relevance.6. Periodic Activity & Financial Reporting7. Annual Financial Audits8. Field, Project and Organisational Assessments & Evaluations.9. Meetings: Staff Review, Board & AG Meetings.10. Results Based Management (RBM) during Plan Lifespan.