Growth Networks (GRONET) was formed in December 2015, It's an indigenous Non-Governmental Organization under a registration number INDR13812932NB with the head office located at Ndikutamadda Masajja-B Busaabala-Road Makindye Ssaabagabo Wakiso District. The idea of forming Growth Networks (GRONET) was conceived by the president of this company due to the persistent state of poverty, social injustice and inadquate social services. He sold it to committed and dedicated fellow Ugandans who felt the need for such a local initiative that will contribute and play a major role in transforming the lives of the communities.
Transforming a nation into a viable entity requires collective efforts and responsibilities in alignment with the Government’s policy for “fundamental change” through poverty eradication initiatives. This initiative was undertaken after sharing a felt concern with local community leadership and community members at different national foras about the need to become innovative, think outside the box and have a joint effort to pull the suffering rural population out of the prevailing deplorable socio-economic situations. The different foras revealed that the prevailing unfavorable situation is being perpetuated by inadequate income due to:
a) Poor land yields and management practices.
b) Deteriorating environmental conditions resulting from unsustainable utilization/exploitation of national resources.
c) shortage of institutional credit in rural areas that are geared towards development of the citizens at grass-root levels.
d) Low literacy level despite the presence of Universal Primary Education (UPE) and Universal Secondary Education (USE) in the country.
e) HIV/AIDS, inadequate health facilities, poor delivery of social services.
f) Lack of jobs/employment due to deficiency of innovative leadership and entrepreneurial skills.
g) Lack of entrepreneurial skills, trainings and exposure, health and hygiene.
It’s against the above background that corrective actions among the marginalized rural/urban poor, dwindling economic activities, food insecurity and lack of community involvement and meaningful participation in the development process that saw the formation of GRONET as a community centered initiative to fight rural/urban poverty, contribute to the improvement of health, social services, offer support in capacity building of local communities at different levels and thus emancipate the rural/urban marginalized poor through a gradual process of positive change that will vehemently result into the sustainable socio economic development of the whole nation. It's noted that local communities have unknowingly played a self-inflicting role of perpetuating the vicious cycle of poverty by continuously harboring a detrimental attitude of accepting poverty as part of their normal life. This mentality is common among the poor rural/urban communities all over Uganda who have unreservedly resigned themselves to the poverty syndrome and poor health. Therefore involving them in the development process is of paramount importance in re-building their confidence and strengthening their capacities for collective positive actions. This process of enlightenment and empowerment is to be achieved through participatory grass-roots project identification, conceptualization, plannings, implementations, monitoring and evaluation and networking with key stakeholder in development as a strategy to alleviate mass poverty, improve health service delivery, conserve the environment, food security, human rights, good governance, ignorance and ensuring sustainable development.
A harmonious and vibrant societies with the capacity to advocate for their rights and engage policy makers for the implementation of social economic policies that encourage transformation and promotion of sustainable livelihoods.
To open up sustainable avenues to empower the people with skills, knowledge and best practices to enable them participate in social economic development and demand for efficient service delivery.
To empower local grass root communities by building and strengthening their capacities through trainings, workshops and skills development so as to enable them participate effectively in the development process.
To promote public health services, sanitation, hygiene and information dissemination on communicable and non-communicable diseases.
To protect and conserve the environment.
To mobilize and solicit Financial and Human resources to facilitate the implementation of grass-root development projects to improve livelihoods of the rural/urban poor marginalized communities.
To mobilize, organize and establish efficient and coordinated Gender balanced institutional frame work to ensure and promote the meaningful participation of rural/urban poor communities especially the youths and women folk in the developmental processes.
To advocate and lobby for the rights, interests and needs of the marginalized rural/urban poor communities.
To promote economic empowerment through establishment of viable autonomous savings and credit schemes.
To work with government bodies and other stakeholders in advocating for Good Governance, Human Rights both at local and international levels by strengthening responses on human dignity, integrity, family values, community dynamics, personal initiatives as well as the political, economical and social environmental setups.
Respect to humanity and rights of peoples.
Service with honesty and integrity.
Transparency, good leadership and accountability.
Pay heed, value and focus on our mission statement.
We build for the present and future generation with God's support.
Networking with all peoples of similar beliefs and principles.
Personal development to ensure expertise and professionalism.
Public welfare, Gender and Health care.
HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment.
Capacity building and skills development for youths and women.
Environmental Protection and Food security.
Human Rights and Good Governance.
Savings and Credit schemes.
Consultancy works and commission agents.
We have plans which are designed to make us a sustainable organization and institution with the capacity for efficient and effective service delivery in the country for a long time to come. GRONET has both short term plans and long term plans.
Our Anthem CHORUS:
A country having people with good quality life and self sustainable development
Let us work together to achieve this goal by joining hands through building strong networks that bring Growth to our communities and the country at large.
God is always our saviour and refuge, with prayers and commitment by all the Ugandans, Uganda and her peoples will strive for greater heights and eradicate poverty among the population and communities.
Growth Networks will leave no stone unturned but will work with all the key stakeholders, Government and development partners to build a sustainable future of Ugandans through aggressive networks and development initiatives.
Ugandans please create a beacon of Hope by working as a family to improve the quality of life through GRONET partnerships.
Leaders listen to the incessant cries of the communities in the wilderness and go your part as a leader to sound development drums in your communities.
Friends, Donors, Government and well wishers work with Growth Networks Uganda Limited to build a people cantered self sustaining economy for all.
Let us work together and improve the quality of life of our people and the nation of Uganda at Large. AMEN
GRONET service arm is through seven (7) directorates that have the mandate in delivering direct services to the beneficiaries. All the directorates are interlinked in service provision, and they include:
Audit and Compliance.
Programs and Social Development.
Finance and Investment.
Human Resource, Administration and Capacity Development.
Advocacy/Marketing and Community Mobilization.
Agriculture and Environmental Protection.
Cooperatives, Consultancy and international relations.
The organisation has a board that oversees the entire activities supported by the management and administration team of competent leadership. It is comprised of very experienced members who have served in different capacities in different disciplines and institutions of repute. They have the external eye and respect with in the communities across the country.
GRONET has coordination offices both at local and international levels. At the international level,the coordinator/Ambassador for: