MCSF Projects is a , humanitarian organization, dedicated to working with children, families and communities in rural areas of Africa (Uganda). We strive to help them reach their full potential by tackling the causes of illiteracy, health, poverty, accommodation and injustice. We serve all people, regardless of religion, race, or gender
Founded in 2008 as a community-based service in Wakiso district Uganda, seeking to improve residents’ standards of living. Aiming to teach vocational skills to women and children, strengthen child protection and structural mechanism, bring social services closer to the community, and provide information to people living with HIV/AIDS.
The organization later on upgraded to full NGO status with the intention of expanding its services to other rural areas of the entire country, many of which are in extreme need for help. One of the areas we now reach is Igel Village in Northern Uganda. One of the areas that were affected by the devastating, 20 year Joseph Kony War.
Two thirds of the children in this village don’t get to go to school. The ones that do must walk 6 or more kilometers each way. They usually don’t eat all day on a school day. They join children from other villages in and nearby districts of northern Uganda and study under trees.
It is no surprise, then, that most children give up on school by the seventh grade, some of them even earlier, and join two generations who were deprived of education during the war.
Thousands of children bend down to the ground and fill large bottles of brown water from the river. Many of them are left to take care of their younger siblings after their parents were murdered during the war.
When it rains, they’re home, protecting their siblings or helping their families rebuild the hut if it crashes, if they survive. They use grass, mud, trees and cow waste to make sure they have a rooftop again – until the next heavy raindrop.
The closest regional referral hospital is located more than 50 kilometers away, and it is severely understaffed and lacks enough medications.
Others face the aftermath of the war completely alone. Many children – as young as five years old – fled to Kampala, Uganda’s capital. They ran away from the war, looking for safety, only to find themselves exploited financially and sexually, with no adult around to stand up for them. 70% of the girls who fled to Kampala found themselves in prostitution, and others were forced to hard labor.
Our organization seeks to change such reality – for residents in all rural areas of Uganda.
We are in the funding stages of creating well equipped modern primary school, a secondary school, a technical institution a, healthcare center and a developing a clean water system that will supply the entire community and the surrounding villages so that these children and adults have a true opportunity for a better future. We are making a difference every day from holding educational workshops, to providing practical supplies, to building an orphanage and bringing the street kids of Kampala back home.
Mcsfprojects was chosen as the best organization in making a difference in the less priveledged societies.