• Kaluba Road, Plots; 7, 9, 11 & 13 C3 Project Mpumudde, Jinja, Uganda - East Africa
  • +256 754 131414 | +256 759 609339 | +256 774 726246
  • nemacyuganda2001@gmail.com
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WHO WE ARE

Our Background

NEMACY-UGANDA formerly Jinja Network for the Marginalized Child and Youth (JINNET) is a membership organization consisting of Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Community Based Organizations (CBOs), Child Rights Advocates (CRAs) and Government Departments.

It was founded in 2001 among others to harmonize the different interventions for promoting Children/Youths welfare faced by Civil Society Organizations in Jinja District and Jinja Municipal Authorities.

The network was registered as a Community based Organization (CBO) by Jinja District Local Government 2003 and in 2005 as a NGO under registration number 5914/5378 under the NGO Registration Act CQAP113.

Our Vision, Mission and Our Values

NEMACY-Uganda envisions a society that respects the rights of young people and supports them to achieve their full potential while its mission is to jointly implement and coordinate interventions of members to deliver services to marginalized children and youth through; research, advocacy and capacity enhancement.

The organization is guided by the core values of Teamwork Visibility, Non discrimination, Integrity and Participation.

Our Strategic Goals

  1. Serve as a voice and influence favorable legislation and policies on Child Care and Protection in Eastern Uganda
  2. Empower youth groups and vulnerable families with livelihood resources to reduce household poverty
  3. Strengthen capacity of members to deliver quality services to vulnerable children and youth groups
  4. Strengthen organizational capacity of NEMACY-Uganda to effectively and efficiently achieve her mandate

Membership

NEMACY UGANDA is a membership network with 8 categories of membership, open to Ugandans and non Ugandans interested in issues of young people.

Membership categories include:

  • Individual Members
  • Founder / Life Members
  • Ordinary Members
  • Associate Members
  • Government Departments
  • Corporate Members
  • Donor Partners
  • Honorary Members

Benefit to Members

  1. Alliances building /collaboration with other stakeholders in child protection at local, national and international levels,
  2. Access to update information on marginalized young people
  3. Platform for sharing, learning and promotion of best practices, skills and expertise on child protection and care
  4. Strong and collective voice for advocacy on child / youth concerns,
  5. Capacity building support, joint programme design and implementation.

Membership increased from 16 to 31 and are spearheading the development and implementation of bye-laws and ordinances aimed at child protection, addressed challenges in education such in free Universal Primary Education(UPE) by advocating for proper interpretation and implementation of UPE policy, building the capacity of teachers, more stakeholders involvement,  improving the teaching-learning environment through construction of school facilities e.g. classrooms , toilet facilities and teachers’ houses, sponsoring school going children and youth, creating awareness on primary health care, reproductive health especially among young people, community health and sanitation and improving the health infrastructure to provide quality health services, responding and providing services to children and youth with disabilities, elderly among others.

Our Partners

Development Partners

The Network has been able to attract financial and technical support from funding agencies like

  • Australian Government,
  • Peartree Development Fund,
  • Terre Des Homes Netherlands,
  •  Belgium Technical Cooperation,
  •  CAC Funds,
  •  Germany (PCY/GTZ),
  • Mill hill Missionaries,
  •  MIVA Switzerland,
  • Eskom Uganda ltd
  • Barclays Bank-Kampala
  •  Jinja Municipal council,
  •  Jinja District Local government
  • Individual Donors like; Late Fr. Kees Groenwoud, Morris Clarisse (Netherlands), George and Christa -Switzerland among others.

Current Partners

  • Australian Government,
  • Jinja Municipal council,
  •  Jinja District Local government