Good Shepherd Foundation
The Good Shepherd Foundation (GSF) is an indigenous non-governmental organization (NGO) of vulnerable and marginalized women, teenagers and children. GSF brings together the women, teenagers and children whose fundamental rights are violated; that is physically, health-wise, economically, socially and psychologically to mention. It was formed in 2014 and later registered as an Indigenous NGO on 1 August 2016.
GSF exists to create an equalized and unified ground for women, teenagers and children of opportunity involvement and participation in development initiatives. This is through its interventions supporting the end of violence through strengthening women’s roles to protect their rights, strengthening community accountability and eliminating impunity for sexual violence in justice processes; empowering and supporting women’s groups in their programming, advocacy and outreaches in preventing violence against women, teenagers and children; enhancing and empowering women and teenagers with agricultural skills, experiences and knowledge on production and productivity enhancement, post-harvest handling and agro-processing to promote productivity enhancement technologies including improved yield varieties; initiating finance enforcement mechanisms and credit facilities to support women-led small scale businesses, equipping them with practical skills, family centred primary health strengthening through integrated preventive approach, offering scholarships/bursaries to children and education saving and credit programs.
GSF advances equality of women teenagers and children to improve health rights and welfare, economic empowerment, social and psychological empowerment, reproductive health rights and welfare, through community-based approaches and climatic adaptation. GSF is dedicated to finding solutions to children education more especially the girl child, their health rights and other problems that affect children in families. GSF operates in Mubende and Wakiso Districts.
GSF is however not restricting its operation in the two districts only; it aims at widening its scope of work to other Districts following the successful establishment of its base operation.