A society where Children and other marginalized people enjoy their socio-economic rights and development
We believe that everything is connected. Without adequate forest cover, soils become depleted; without fertile soils, food production declines and the threat of hunger increases. Without secure food supplies, good health is not possible. In other words, human health is created and sustained by the social, environment and physical conditions that affect people in their communities and not forgetting the spiritual aspect of growth, including development.
To empower children and other marginalized people so as to realize their socio-economic rights and sustainable development.
This will be to support low-income households, orphans and other extremely vulnerable children in their struggle for better health, quality education, livelihood and access to justice. GDI-Uganda will work closely towards this end by: sharing resources that contribute to the survival, development, self-reliance of orphans, communities, individuals in Northern Uganda, building a knowledgeable- committed base of supporters and advocates within the country replicated elsewhere.
GDI-Uganda is committed to furthering community based development with a total adherence to; protect and save the rights of the children and other marginalized people, community participation, passion, transparency, and Accountability to the full observation of the laws governing the operations of NGOs in Uganda.
We are motivated to achieve this goal and therefore acts as a catalyst for change using an innovative and integrated program through our six (6) Programme thematic approaches: (1) Education
The institution of GDI-Uganda is governed by well experienced and professional Council of the Board responsible for policy directions, while the day to day running of its affairs
Global Support Development Initiative Uganda (GDI-Uganda) is a re-branded indigenous Youth-led, Non-Profit, Non-Denominational, Non-Governmental Organization formerly, Focus on Northern Uganda Development Initiative (FONUDI-Uganda) established in 2003 and registered in 2013 after 21 years of civil unrest that perpetrated civilian populace in the region of Northern Uganda. It was registered to pursue socio-economic recovery and development in the region and beyond, with the belief that every human being is ‘’Born Free and Equal’’ to his or her full potential and has the right to a life without hunger, poverty, illness, depression, oppression and illiteracy.
It was registered with an initial objective to respond to immediate relief of communities at risk and recognizing the need to create sustainable solutions. As a result, GDI-Uganda has evolved from being solely a relief organization to one which promotes education, food and economic security, skilling the Youth, sustainable development and healthy communities.
GDI-Uganda thus, gave birth to provide innovative solutions to end hunger, malnutrition, poverty, illiteracy and illnesses among hard-to-reach communities of Northern Uganda and beyond, using multiplier effect with Primary target on Orphans (OVCs), Disadvantaged Youths, Women and War Victims. Other beneficiaries are People living with HIV/AIDS/ TB and Persons with Disabilities (PWDS).
We continue to remain a Voice to the Voiceless; a Hope to the Hopeless; and dedicating our service to the fullness and in honor of our God.
Looking for ways to serve at Global Support Development Initiative for longer periods of time? GDI hosts an internship session from mid-May to mid-August. This opportunity provides hands-on experience, cultural learning and friendship with the amazing people of Uganda.