The Minister of Education and Sports, who doubles as the First Lady is on Thursday, March 30, expected to Grace the golden jubilee of BRAC.
BRAC is an NGO that was established in a remote village in Bangladesh in 1972 and has since expanded to many countries.
It majorly works with communities, by providing holistic services including integrated, quality health care; early childhood development through play-based education; safe spaces for adolescent girls and young women to empower themselves with vocational education and training for skills and employability; emergency response and preparedness; and time-bound interventions to help families escape extreme poverty long- term.
“BRAC partners with over 100 million people living with inequality and poverty globally, through a community-led, integrated development model, combining social development, social enterprises, and humanitarian response,” BRAC said Inna statement.
The Golden Jubilee will be held under the title: ’50 Years of Igniting Hope From Bangladesh to the World”
At the function, Hon Kataha will be accompanied by Dr. Michael Atingi-Ego, the Deputy Governor of the Bank of Uganda, who will attend as the Special Guest, Shameran Abec, Executive Director of BRAC International, Spera Atuhairwe, Country Director of BRAC Uganda, and Nkosilathi Moyo, Chief Executive Officer of BRAC Uganda Bank Limited.
According to the statement, BRAC first expanded its operations outside of Bangladesh in 2002 as BRAC International, which now directly implements and provides technical assistance to partner governments and civil society organizations in 16 countries across Asia and Africa.
“BRAC has been working in Uganda since 2006, marking this year its 17th year in the country. Its microfinance wing, BRAC Uganda Bank Ltd (BUBL) is one of the largest providers of financial services in Uganda,” it reads
“BUBL’s mission is to provide a range of financial services to people living in poverty, especially women, to build sustainable livelihoods,” it adds
The organization’s 50th anniversary, they said is a celebration of solutions that are bom and proven in the Global South and the strength, ingenuity, and courage of people who partner with BRAC to solve some of the world’s toughest challenges.