About Rural Action Community Based Organization (RACOBAO)
Rural Action Community Based Organization (RACOBAO) is a local NGO that was founded in 2008 after the phase out of Lutheran World Federation (LWF) from Rakai and Lyantonde districts. The two year process of transiting into a local NGO (RACOBAO) was started in 2006 after two external evaluations recommended that LWF to come up with an exit plan. With consultations from the local leadership and other key partners like Church of Uganda and the funding partners, this transition process was funded by DanChurchAid (DCA) and technically facilitated by Community Development Resource Network (CDRN).
A Ugandan where all people’s rights are respected
To promote human rights of the most vulnerable people through community empowerment, engaging duty bearers and advocacy for accountability and quality services in the targeted Districts
- Disaster Risk Reduction and Humanitarian Assistance
- Human rights promotion
- Water and Sanitation
- Nutrition and Food security
- Household and Community Economic transformation
- HIV prevention, care, and support
Our Core Values
We shall strive to implement the principle of transparency in all that we do; we shall do this by being open to rights holders, stakeholders and partners. We believe that transparency will facilitate building of mutual trust among stakeholders and partners as well as enhance cooperation.
We are responsible for the decisions we make and the actions we take. We shall be accountable to our constituents and donors by conforming to internationally acceptable financial management systems and giving them opportunity to evaluate our performance. Accountability shall ensure a strong reputation of our organization.
We shall endeavor to be fair to all our constituents irrespective of religion, tribe, gender or political affiliation. The principle of justice and promotion of human dignity will permeate all our operations.
We shall strive to involve rights holders and other stakeholders in planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of our interventions by promoting participation we shall make our intervention more meaningful to those being served
We believe in quality service provision. Quality assurance will be at the forefront of our interventions and shall be reinforced, among others, through authentication of manuals and content, vetting participants’ delivery after training, ensuring that contractors use right materials, mixture, etc. and ensuring quality of the products we design
We shall ensure observance of professionalism in service delivery. We shall do this by targeting skilled staff for the implementation of our interventions as well as adherence to acceptable professional values and ethics. Professionalism will promote good quality for our interventions.