Partners for Real Change (PARC) is a unique force demonstrating that everyone can contribute to accelerate progress toward the realization of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). PARC has evolved from an informal youth discussion group into an organization committed to end extreme poverty and other hardships in Uganda, promote well-being for all, and encourage peace through promoting quality education, better health, and training in support of projects designed to enable individuals, families, and communities to be self-sufficient and have the opportunity to reach their potential.
THE CHALLENGES IN UGANDA
DID YOU KNOW?
Here is why the Ugandan children really need your help!
WHY EDUCATION AND HEALTHCARE? It’s Simple!
We work at grass-root level, partnering with villagers (locals) and the local government to ensure that children are given the resources and support necessary to access quality education and better healthcare, while providing opportunities for the local families and communities to become sustainable.
Education is the most powerful tool that can lift people out of poverty, transforming communities anywhere around the world. Reducing poverty is key to sustainable development! Education fosters economic development and reduces the gap between the rich and the poor, and it encourages social cohesion and arguably world peace.
Poor health can be a barrier to education, productivity in the economy and overall livelihoods. Lack of sanitation, clean water, and immunization lead to outbreaks of waterborne and communicable diseases; shortage of nutrient-rich food exacerbates disease; wide-spread depression and anxiety lead to drug abuse; sexual violence leads to a rise in HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
Economic access, education, and health are inextricably linked. Unemployment leads to poverty – without any income, the inability to save translates into inability to invest!. When people are too poor, it is very different to make a decision for a better future. Without education and employment, many women and youth maybe forced into the position of sexual abuse and exploitation.
We are on mission to change the situation children face in Uganda and strengthen families and communities to care and protect the children! We are an all volunteer organisation and therefore rely exclusively on voluntary contributions (donations, services, and grants) from individuals and organizations like you.
PARC works on a voluntary basis directly in Uganda. Expansion and stabilization our programs can only be guaranteed through active partnership and the participation of many people. Volunteers can work here in Uganda, as well as at their home (while in their communities/ countries).
It’s our responsibility to ensure that our Eco-Systems (Mother Earth) is well conserved. Most communities do not benefit from the Ugandan tourism industry, yet wildlife affects villagers in many ways – this leads to limited conservation efforts! We are linking travelers with local people and all your financial support will be invested in addressing local needs.
SCHOOL GLOBAL CIRCLES
This is a 3-5:6 Exchange, in which schools in the developed countries are twined /partnered with Ugandan schools and together implement a pen-pal project for a minimum of 3 – 5 year that runs through the core 6 elements to create “one world classroom” which brings education outside the traditional classroom setting.
SPONSOR A CHILD
Help an orphan or a vulnerable child and empower her/his family. All children we support live in their extended family networks – keeping the safety nets and bonds with the family and their communities strong. Read how the project works and go through the children’s profiles to learn about them and how they need your support.