We are the Voice of the Rural Community!

Since 2011 Rural Focus Initiative - Uganda (RuFi-U) has been operating in Uganda, Africa under the direction and mentor ship of Schweriners Claus Oellerking. The project engages the community against the marriage of women in childhood and adolescence, runs Active HIV-prevention and wants to allow women access to vocational training and thus the chance for a self-determined life. WHAT THE WHOLE THING? Our common goal is to improve the education of young women. In Uganda, girls are often only one or two years in the school. Many of you learn neither read nor write. They do not have a professional perspective. Only the dependence on the husband remains most. To allow a participation in the labour market women learn sewing clothing and basket weaving in small groups.

Our Theory of Change

Illiteracy and Poverty is more than a lack of material wealth. It is rooted in injustices-unequal social and political relationships, both locally and at the global level. Poverty is exacerbated by gender based violence and discrimination, exclusion in all forms, conflicts, corruption, poor service delivery and bad governance for the most vulnerable persons such as the children, the poor/illiterate women, the disabled and minorities groups. At RuFI-Uganda, we therefore believe that direct poverty alleviation goes hand in hand with empowering communities in counter engaging in activities and programmes aided at acting against the vice. This requires the poor and leaders to change attitudes, beliefs, practices, policies and decision making processes. Hence, we build national and global partnerships and deliberately empower and support the vulnerable to discover their strength individually sustain them to live a desired life with a sense of belonging.


Support girls and keeping them in school in a key factor to ending child marriage for a transformed society. We Empower and Support our communities the value of girl child Education!

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Thematic Areas

  • Vocational Skills & Entrepreneurship training;
  • For Improved community livelihoods and reduced poverty levels among young mothers & fathers and other vulnerable populations through provision of vocational & Entrepreneurship trainings, establishment of a well equipped and organized training centre for sustained and strengthened economic transformation and development.READ MORE
  • Promoting Education
  • Improved and provide information to teachers, parents and children on the benefits of educating children and its general role in community development through career guidance in schools, radio talk shows and in community meetings and gatheringsREAD MORE
  • Children Protection & Human Rights
  • Increasing community participation and involvement to promoting human rights awareness and defend children rights such as rights to education services, health, food, and increase access to quality welfare of both children and adolescents, particularly those affected by domestic violence, early child marriage, HIV/AIDs and other community conflicts. RUFI – (U) provides a platform for engagement of government law enforcement departments such as Police, local judiciary courts through community sensitization, reporting children abuse cases such as; defilement, child lobour, rape in rural communities for investigation and action.READ MORE
  • Environmental Conservation
  • Ensure Access to Clean Energy Products and creating a conducive Environmental for Natural resources to thrive. Projects Like Plastic Cycling, Fish Farming, Tree planting and production of Improved cook stoves and Training community in making household permanent energy saving cook stoves.
  • Health
  • RUFI – (U) is actively involved in enhancing health programs in the Communities by Creating awareness and advocacy in the communities to take lead in accessing health services during the, HIV/AIDs training and awareness creation in the communities through community meetings and radio talk shows. READ MORE


With qualified, competent and experienced team of staff we deliver to our partners, supporters, well wishers and donors expectation.



Nakalanzi Zaamula

Chairperso Board of Trustees



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