Volunteer Action Network

We envision an empowered health living community. Our mission is to build and coordinate a volunteer network that empowers people to improve their own situations thereby reducing poverty, increase human security enhancement for the attainment of sustainable development in the communities that we serve.
Oct 13, 2014

Life is different!

I can make informed decisions
I can make informed decisions

The Seed to change livelihood project continued to provides basic adult literacy training and business skills to women, in Gulu District. 93 women (widows and single mothers, former abducted girls) are currently participating into the program. Learners attended classes twice every week, leaners also engage in practical agricultural practices of fruit production and vegetable growing for home consumption and selling surplus improving nutrition and their house hold income. All participants leant how read and write their names.

Our goal is to continue to grow and expand this opportunity to more 150 women; we grow our program to reflect the needs of women in the community and the region. To better serve our clients, we are opened 1 new learning Centre in Acet where many of the clients live and work. This has made it easier for women to attend trainings and meetings

Client Quote:-

“If I attended school at early age I think my life would be very different, I would have made quite different decisions because after learning I realized how important education is in influencing the decisions that we make on daily basis. I will give my daughters this opportunity before it’s too late”

Lilian- Client Gulu

We hope that you are curious and interested in our program. Understanding that we cannot continue this work without your support, our desire is that you will be inspired by our clients and our achievements and will continue support our efforts.

Oct 13, 2014

Dream answered!

Her dream is answered
Her dream is answered

Push Me Once project continued to provide a sustainable jump start to many vulnerable families this quarter in Gulu. Through this Quarter Vac-Net has supporter more 6 eight Families with by constructing more 6 Pen houses and 6 pig seed pairs disbursed, on overage each family in Gulu has 7 members giving us 42 indirect beneficiaries in a Quarter this a big milestone in transforming our community in much more sustainable way pulling one family out of poverty at a time.

Success Story

Jennifer 16 year was born in captivity, and she lost both parents, she experienced community discrimination and she leaves without a family. Jennifer was selected to benefit from the project based on her hardworking and focus, despite all challenges she joined school studying on a bursary. Her dream is to become a doctor. Jennifer received a pair of seed last quarter and she is very hopeful she will turn it into a business which can change her life and the community.

Client Quote:-

“I will definitely become a doctor, it was only buying book, food and sanitary towels which were my major challenge for attending school, now that I have received my pigs, I will feed them well and in 3 month I will have what to sell. Thank you for supporting me I will not disappoint you” Jennifer ---Beneficially Gulu

Our goal is to continue reaching out to the most vulnerable families with a seed to pull them out of poverty. We plan to construct more pen houses and distribute more pig seed which continuously give us the same multiplier effect of indirect benefices per quarter. We need your support to achieve more.

Jul 11, 2014

Through learning my life is transformed

reading and writing is a right
reading and writing is a right

The Seed to change livelihood project provides basic training in adult literacy, business skills, child parenting and nutrition to women at 2 learning centers in Bungatira Gulu District. The project was conducted for 9 month for 153 women (widows and single mothers, former abducted girls) who have been trained in basic adult literacy learning, business skills. Learners attended classes twice every week, leaners also engage in practical agricultural practices of fruit production and vegetable growing for home consumption and selling surplus improving nutrition and their house hold income. All participants leant how write their names, and they have formed a community group (Monpaco Women’s Association) this is a community support group for all alumni of Adult Literacy learning from the 2 centers, through this women are able to learn more about leadership, and will participate in community project monitoring.

This year, our goal is to continue to grow and expand this opportunity to more 150 women, we will grow our program to reflect the needs of women in the community and the region. To better serve our clients, we are opening one more learning Centre in Acet where many of the clients live and work. This will make it easier to attend trainings, meetings and ensure the level of support necessary for success.

Success Story:-

Josephine is 32 years, a widow with 5 children she missed out the opportunity to go to school because her family in Gulu never valued educating girl children. She was married off at the age of 16 year and stayed with the husband until when he was abducted and killed by LRA rebels in 2005 leaving her with the responsibility to take care of her 5 children alone, Josephine sells food staff and vegetables in Lukome market.

Client Quote:-

“It was so hard to accept and painful when you cannot read a signpost that is supposed to direct you, usually ending up in wrong direction because of illiteracy. This is no more since I joined the class 5 month now, Im an advocate for girl child education, because I was not in school I got married at 13 years and I know the complication that I have went through I wouldn’t want women to go through the same and this starts with education, This program is the most important intervention in our community’’……….Thank you

Josephine- Client Gulu

We hope that you are curious and interested in our program. Understanding that we cannot continue this work without your support, our desire is that you will be inspired by our clients and our achievements and will continue support our efforts.

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