Linguistic Profiling
for Professionals



We have a number of organisations belonging to our network conducting groundbreaking work in Africa.

You can view our organisations below. 



Enactus Nottingham





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Enactus Nottingham is a not-for-profit student led organisation, that exists within the University of Nottingham. We work internationally and locally to improve communities and empower individuals. Our Commercial Ventures help provide funding to our enterprises through their events and bike rentals. Together we are striving for change in communities for a more sustainable tomorrow. 



Foundation for Integrated Rural Development (FIRD)



The Foundation for Integrated Rural Development (FIRD) is a registered Community Based Organization operating in northern Uganda It has been established since 2005.

Since this time, FIRD has been part of human rights grassroots organizations and is committed to achieving gender equality, addressing Gender Based Violence, promoting sustainable development and human rights for improved quality and livelihood in rural communities in Northern Uganda.



Institute for Social Transformation (IST)

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The Institute for Social Transformation (IST) is the East African home for Training for Transformation. It is based in Uganda and has spread its services to the seven East African countries; namely Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. It promotes the philosophy and practice of Paulo Freire.

We believe in human dignity and equality of all people irrespective of sex, age, religion and capabilities.

We believe that organic participation leads to the creation of a just society. We believe that each human being has a potential to bring about positive social change to build a new just and progressive society and that communities must lead their own development processes to bring about ownership and sustainability.

We also believe in holistic development and the interrelationship and interconnectedness of all development aspects. To this effect we hold the following core values:

• Partnerships

• Participatory involvement

• Equality and justice

• Efficiency and effectiveness

• Critical strategic thinking and creative [out of the box] responses

• Team work

• Individual and community growth

• Interconnectedness of community components




Kope Foundation

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We are not an organization, we are a project... for the people of Pader, Uganda.

Sustainability is not our goal, it is our model.  Kope Foundation is a fund to support numerous projects in Pader, Uganda, all aimed at generating income and creating jobs in the community, which has struggled to recover from decades of war. We focus our direct efforts on youth and women, though we want the community as a whole to feel empowered in local markets.



Raising Teenagers Uganda (RTU)


Raising Teenagers Uganda (RTU) is a non-governmental organisation founded in 2014 with the purpose of empowering the girl child in Uganda.Hope Nakunda is the founder and director.

The organisation creates safe spaces for adolescents where they can discuss and debate issues affecting them. It focuses on building skills and knowledge on assertiveness, communication skills, menstrual hygiene management, reproductive health, and also provides career guidance and counselling services.




Sustainable Water


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The Mustard Seed Project (Uganda)


The Mustard Seed Project

Established in 2016 The Mustard Seed Project works to provide access to education, food and clean water and promotes gender equality through sustainable projects to communities in the Teso district of Uganda. The project works closely with the communities it supports; gaining their knowledge and ideas regarding initiatives. 

Working alongside Reverend Charles Okunya Oode, partner in Uganda, the project has helped to build a school that supports over 400 children on Tisai Island located in a swamp. It provides the children at the school with porridge and clean water (through three large water harvesters) in order to give them the energy to learn. The water harvesters mean that the girls are no longer having to fetch water from the swamp and can spend more time in education. 

Additionally the project has built a medical centre on the island and has shipped in hospital and educational equipment on a container. 

After interviewing the girls on the island in 2018 the project discovered a key barrier to their education was lack of toilets at the school. The project has now built 10 latrines in order to encourage more children to attend school. It also provided classes on menstrual hygiene and arranges the training and resources for females in the Teso district to make their own reusable sanitary wear. 

Working with the island community the project has built a community centre next to the school which is used as a pre-school. Pre-school care enhances girl’s school readiness more than boys. It provides the first point at which gender stereotypes can be addressed. The centre will help in providing alternative education for girls such as Literacy classes for child mothers.

This year the project has helped train pupils and females on Tisai Island in soap and bead machining entrepreneurial projects. The training included making action plans and managing accounts. 

After listening to female run cooperatives in 2018 the project has since provided them with sheep as part of their farming initiatives and sewing machines in order to help them set up their own business selling school uniforms. 


Women and Girl Child Development Association (WEGCDA)



Women and Girl Child Development Association (WEGCDA) is a non-profit and not politically motivated, independent non-Governmental Organisation, WEGCDA started from far and up-scaling the women and girl child’s issues to the forefront. WEGCDA was originally born in 2007 by independent group of two girls, nine women and one boy with a Rotating Savings Credit Association (ROSCA). In December, 2009 WEGCDA was legally registered as a company limited by guarantee without share capital with Uganda registration bureau and with the Ministry of Internal Affairs (Registration No. 5914/8361) under NGO Board. WEGCDA seeks redress to issues that have long been adversely deterring women and the girl child involvement in the development process and economic justice. The impediments to women and girl child involvement, range from social, economic, cultural as well as political spheres of life comprise of elements such as domestic violence and abuse, poverty, unemployment, high literacy rates, early marriages and inadequate awareness creation.

Their mission is to mobilize and empower women and girl child both in rural and urban to effectively participate in the development process.




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