Entries by Uganda Reach the Aged Association

Governance and management structure

URAA is governed through a general assembly which meets annually, a Board of Directors that guides the operations and policy implementation of the organization, committees and sub committees for specific tasks and assignments. The day to day running of the association is managed by a secretariat headed by a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) with a […]

Target groups

The URAA targets all older persons; men and women in Uganda who have attained the mandatory retirement age of 60 years and persons under their care. The above not withstanding URAA pays special attention to those most venerable OPs that have no formally established social security system to depend on for their wellbeing. Many such […]

Member capacity building and networking

URAA integrates capacity building into the day to day project activity delivery (example trainings) to support its partners in Organisational development, Financial Management, Governance (Constitution development), Capacity assessment and development, Savings and Credit management, Quality Membership recruitment as well as Resource mobilization; Strategic networking, collaboration with other CSOs/CBOs and Government institutions and departments – ageing […]

Age Demands Action Campaigns:

Age Demands Action campaigns are undertaken by URAA with support from Help Age International. These campaigns make use of calendar events to bring concerns of older persons to the notice of policymakers, implementers, and the community. In the period under review, URAA organized the Age Demands Action Campaign on World Elderly Abuse Day (WEAD) which […]

Training: on Organizational Development, Saving and Credit (VSLA methodology)

Training: on Organizational Development, Saving and Credit (VSLA methodology) and linking groups to Financial Institutions Training on Financial Literacy, Business Skills Development and on Income Generating Activities (IGA), Food security; URAA has developed training curriculum that is specific to older persons for skills development in management of Income Generating Activities, group management with saving and […]

The Situation of Older Persons: Elder Abuse

Time and again, older persons are abused socially, physically, sexually, economically and psychologically. Their basic human rights such as the right to life and liberty, the right to work, the right to freedom from discrimination are violated. They suffer dispossession of property by individuals, families or the community and are, among other things, accused of […]