Who We Are
Established in 1986, UWESO is national Non-Government Organisation (NGO) registered by the Uganda NGO Board; registration number 545 - S.5914/679.
UWESO Governance structure is comprised of the Patron, General Assembly, National Executive Committee (NEC), the women Branch Executive Committees (BECs) and the women Sub-Branch Executive Committees (SBECs). All members are Ugandan citizens. The General Assembly is the highest body of organisation that convenes every two years to elect national executive committee (NEC) to for the next two years. The NEC is comprised of fifteen members whose focus is on strategic issues and advisory role to the Secretariat.
The Secretariat, located in Kampala, is headed by the Chief Executive Officer supported by a team of top managers and middle line managers who are professionals and technical experts in various fields and are responsible for the day-to-day execution of the national-wide programmes in line with UWESO five-year strategic plan. The organization has regional operational offices in Lira, Soroti, Mbale, Masaka, Hoima and Mbarara.
We are committed to protecting the interests and rights of vulnerable children. We take interest in each other at a personal and professional level. We are committed to ensuring that we accord our members and staff space to enhance their opportunities. We ensure that marginalized groups are given chance to fully participate in and benefit from our work. We are driven by the passion to create a better world for children.
We believe in and value children. We listen to them and encourage them to express their opinions and feelings. We appreciate that each of us has a contribution to make to the growth of UWESO. We believe in learning from each other and from others. We value our partners and recognize the value they add to our work.
We are honest and truthful in our dealings in word and action. With courage, we do what is right and honorable in all circumstances, adhering to the highest ethical standards in all official obligations and personal conduct. We honour our commitments and take full responsibility for our actions.
We are answerable, responsible and Liable for our actions and decisions to our stakeholders and partners. We are open in our interactions and dealings with each other and with those we serve. We value other peoples’ evaluation of us. We ensure regular and open communication to our members and partners. We share information generated through our work and recognize the importance of information to safeguarding the rights of children and protecting the organization.
Core Program Areas
UWESO is an OVC-focused organization that has been operating in the country as a
National Non-Governmental Organisation (NNGO) for 34 years; with interventions
primarily based on the following 5 thematic areas: -