Community Transformation Foundation Network (COTFONE)
Kyabakuza Trading Centre, Buyinja Road, Masaka Municipality
P O Box 589
Tel: +256 481 660 301 or +256 756 660 301
Community Transformation Foundation Network (COTFONE) is an indigenous, non-profit organization founded in 2006 in Masaka District. COTFONE was initially registered in Masaka District as a CBO in 2006 and later renewed it’s registration with Lwengo District (after being curved from former Masaka District) as a CBO in 2011. COTFONE mainly targets vulnerable children (Orphaned, disabled, abandoned and the disadvantaged). The organization protects, mobilizes and works with young people to address their health, education, vocational and economic needs etc.
To facilitate OVC service delivery beyond Masaka District, COTFONE was incorporated in 2009 (Inc. 106140) by the registrar of companies as a national non-profit Charitable Organisation /company limited by guarantee, without share capital. The plight of the young people is worsened by HIV, socio-economic vulnerability, and lack of employable skills for school dropout children and youth and continued abuse of the fundamental rights of children and youth.
COTFONE’S AIM & CORE PURPOSE
COTFONE was founded to respond to the growing levels of vulnerability among young OVC (Orphans and Vulnerable Children) living in rural households. The plight of the young people is affected by HIV prevalence among young cohorts, socio-economic vulnerability, and lack of employable skills for school dropout youth and continued abuse of the fundamental rights of children and youth. Therefore, the organization was formed with a mandate to mobilize and work with young people to develop themselves, by addressing their HIV/AIDS, Malaria, immunization , Adolescent Sexual Reproductive health, and education, vocational and economic needs etc.
Healthy and self-reliant communities.
To empower orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) with skills and resources to lead healthy and self reliant lives and become agents of change in their communities.
COTFONE’s Core values
In all work, COTFONE is guided by the values of God fearing, transparency, and respect for human rights, integrity, confidentiality, working through volunteers and accountability.
COTFONE’S Geographical Coverage
COTFONE is licensed to operate countrywide but currently operating in Greater Masaka region in South Western Uganda. The current secretariat of COTFONE is physically located in Kyabakuza Trading Centre, Masaka Municipality with local chapter offices in Lwengo, Masaka, Rakai and Sembabule District.
COTFONE works with different partners at different levels i.e. international, regional, national and local. At those levels, COTFONE works with other civil society organisations (local, national, regional and international), and government ministries especially those with a social development mandate.
Under YOU.COM Project, COTFONE has undertaken to fulfill a number of activities towards this project. These include exchanging practices for YNFLM activities innovation, Modelling Open Educational Resources , Operationalising the OER platform and project website and launching, testing and implementation of YNFLM in Uganda. COTFONE will also do accounting and monitoring activities every three months as required.
Programme Officer Livelihoods
Programme Officer Finance, Administration & Development
Kayinga Muddu Yisito