Golden Pearls Children Ministries (GPCM) was started in 2017 as a Community Based Organization (CBO) by Bamulanzeki Mukose Shaban who visited the different communities in Kamuli and Buyende Districts in Uganda while on a personal assignment and found an alarming situations such as families without basic needs, education for their children, poor domestic hygiene, child abuse, child labour, orphans and no income generating activities (low family income), having seen all that, Shaban was deeply touched and he decided to share the situation on the ground with his friends who welcomed the idea and decided to get a way forward to solve the existing problems in the communities.
After sharing the ideas about the existing situation in the various communities with the friends, they agreed to form a legal organization which is formally registered in accordance to Uganda’s guidelines and policies regarding the registration and operation of organizations CBOs. The members further on decided to solicit for funds from churches, and possibly other well-wishers to enable the registration of the organization; this was done through payment of subscription fees by every member. The organization was registered with Nabwigulu Sub county local government on 11th October, 2018 and Kamuli Local District Local government on 22nd October, 2018, and got a Registration No. KDCD/06118/1161.
After the registration of the organization, Shaban with members visited the communities in the organization’s area of work to meet the community leaders such as the political leaders, religious leaders among others; to discuss the existing social problems in their communities and to express the organization’s objectives to help in solving their problems. The community welcomed the organization with pleasure.
Since then the organization started implementing its activities in the following areas:
i. Strengthening capacity of Orphans and other Vulnerable Children (OVC) through psycho-social support, skills training and education to sustain them and live independent lives.
ii. To increase access to care, support and referral of OVC s at risk.
iii. To advocate effectively at all levels to ensure that concerns of OVC s are appreciated.