ACTION FOR DEVELOPMENT OF GRASSROOTS COMMUNITIES (ADEGCO)
Action for Development of Grassrootd Communities (ADEGCO) is a registered grassroots, nonprofit and Community Based Organization operating in Bukedea District, eastern part of Uganda. It works with the most vulnerable groups of people especially; youth (in and out of school), women (with HIV/AIDS and widows) and orphans impacted greatly by the pressing community challenges. Our projects are designed and initiated under the following thematic program areas of intervention: Health, Education, Agriculture, Environmental conservation, Human Rights protection and peace building.
The formation of ADEGCO was out of deep aspiration by a group of young, committed, active citizens and passionate graduate youth to give back to the community, create a social positive impact and do an action at home by responding to the plights of the most vulnerable groups of people.
ADEGCO’s aim is to support the integration, inclusion, involvement and empowerment of the underprivileged, vulnerable, underserved and disadvantaged groups of people in communities into the development paradigm shift and give everyone a choice for access to - and utilization of available resources.
The idea to form ADEGCO is also attributed to the need to realize and achieve the 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) at community level, Vision 2040 and complement in achieving the National Development Plan of Uganda (NDP, 2020).
Positive Impact realised fo far:
Empowered women and teenage out of school girls with the practical and handson skills and knowledge for income generation and self reliance. Established a vegetable growing mini demonstration form 215 members consisting of women, widows, orphans, youth and persons with disabilities joined and supported in the projects. Conducted 5 Needs assessments where 5 innovative and problem solving projects were designed and initiated. Improved access to clean energy technologies in a last mile through provision of affordable and quality clean energy technologies in the grassroots communities. Helped 50 women in creating and establishing sustainable enterprises. Carried out community education, sensitization and awareness raising.