About the founder-
Founder and Project Coordinator, business woman, social service specialist and a mother
BARAMA charity was founded in 2006 with a vision of one woman Majorine Nankya.
When I was a teenager, I had unique dreams and I was passionate and ambitious. I wanted to be a social-worker, helping people in one way or the other. Since Social work is an academic discipline and profession that concerns the behavior of individuals, families, groups and communities in an effort to enhance social functioning and overall well-being and the structural institutions that are provided to sustain them, I found myself doing something I enjoy and do best.
Wondering how I could make my dream come true, I had whispers of devotion and compassion- â€œthe special tools that I used to pursue my calling and passionâ€ regardless of the challenges I faced.
In 2006 on my trip to Uganda, I was psychologically shocked, having seen how Jessica was brutally mishandled and rejected by the family members of her late husband and abandoning her with three young children aged 4,6 and 9 years old.
I witnessed evil and selfishness when Jessicaâ€™s in- laws were grabbing everything that belonged to her late husband without worrying about the future of these innocent children.
Jessicaâ€™s story was my focal, motivational and turning point in my life that accelerated the mobilizing of youth, especially women to start Barama charity and Jessicaâ€™s fundraising. Her situation gave me a deeper understanding of life experiences and ways to deal with complex situations when it comes to vulnerable people. (Widows and orphans, people with special needs in other parts of the world
Jessicaâ€™s hard situation was my first priority and guideline in everything I was planning to do. Blaming Jessicaâ€™s in-laws was not a suitable response in the first place, but to find a secure shelter for her children and the basic needs. (Medical attention, clothes, food).
Bearing in mind that the root cause of family conflicts in most African families is poverty, I was determined in my capacity to house and feed Jessica with her children who was jobless at that moment and in desperate need of shelter and food.
I should emphasize that Jessica received care and love she urgently needed and on my side, i got a special friend, I had peace of mind and of course the healing of my psychological trauma.
Jessica is now an active volunteer of Barama charity, sharing her experience with other people to help them overcome their worst experiences.
With years Barama has been developing in various sectors and for now the charity has 32 active members and 29 long term volunteers.
About Barama Charity Foundation
Barama Charity Foundation is, a non-profit charity helping poor people more especially the youth in Uganda and in Switzerland as one of our measures to fight against global poverty and HIV through education, housing services, health services and developmental projects. Barama foundation is inspired and driven by the potential not only to survive but to thrive, to become leaders who bring economical and health changes to the lives vulnerable people.
Our Areas Of Concern
These are the fundamental and focal points on which our Organizatio work is based
Barama aims at socio-economic change through education of poor children, to build up an intellectual capacity and securing access to the best academic canters on an international level for all vulnerable people, to help local communities, run developmental projects for the underserved and assist people in transformational change through the power of innovation by mobilizing partners, donors, and volunteers.
Barama charity offers sustainable skills and tools to families to achieve self-sufficiency through housing programs, youth and womenâ€™s groups, counselling, agriculture program, school supplies, and career coaching in order to succeed in life.
Addressing community empowerment, improving access to acceptable health services, clean water, education and redressing human-rights violations.
Facilitating community empowerment in disadvantaged regions by building infrastructure, building health centres, well-equipped schools and developing practical and social life skills.
Establishing activities that balance individual and collective rights and duties in order to promote community autonomy and individual development.
offering and maintaning sustainable skills and tools to families to achieve self-sufficiency through housing programs, youth and womenâ€™s groups, counselling, food, school supplies, and career coaching.in order to succeed in life.
Bringing socio-economic change through education of underprivileged children, to build up an intellectual capacity, securing access to the best academic canters on an international level for all vulnerable young people.Poverty eradication and improvement of health and sanitation
- Support the dissemination of world achievements in the fields of education and culture;
- Assists in the development of gifted children and capable young people by providing equal opportunities based exclusively on their professional skills and sponsoring their education, professional training and creative development
- Fight against global poverty and health improvement through provision of basic needs (health centres, shelter for all and clean water, by training people how to manage their small businesses.)
- Aiming at socio-economic change through education of underprivileged children, to build up an intellectual capacity, securing access to the best academic canters on an international level for all vulnerable young people.