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Who we are
Rural Initiative for Community Empowerment (RICE West Nile) is a local NGO, centered in the West Nile region of Uganda, RICE West Nile hopes to have an empowering impact on the communities. We take part in the developing work done here through our work in our four program departments. Seeing ourselves as one big family, in which everyone is valued for themselves, sets the ground for an organization in which everyone is working hand in hand to achieve our goals. This fits together with our values.
Those are to be found under the acronym „STRENGTH“, standing vor simplicity, team Spirit, respect, excellence, novelty, guardianship, time consciousness and honesty.
Where we come from
The idea for RICE West Nile was born in 2004 after five students started to reflect on the repeating question of „What have you brought for us?“ they would face when they were returning home for holidays. They recognized their obligation to give back and focused on the ideas of empowerment, rural development and community.
In 2005 RICE West Nile got registered as a local community based organization (CBO), two years later RICE West Nile received funding for the first time, the level of funding increases from there on up to now. Since 2009 RICE West Nile is registered as a Non Governmental Organization (NGO). By today there are about 30 staff members, working from the Arua Headquarters, Moyo, Pakwach and Nwoya Branches, all of them are committed to the projects being implemented.