SATURDAY, 29th AUGUST 2020
NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANISATIONS (NGOs)
COMMUNITY BASED ORGANIZATIONS (CBOs)
ISAIAH 51:15-16 (NKJV)
15But I am the Lord your God,
Who divided the sea whose waves roared—
The Lord of hosts is His name.
16And I have put My words in your mouth; [Emphasis Added]
I have covered you with the shadow of My hand,
That I may plant the heavens,
Lay the foundations of the earth, [Emphasis Added]
And say to Zion, ‘You are My people.’”
JEREMIAH 1:9,10 (ESV)
Then the Lord put out his hand and touched my mouth. And the Lord said to me,
“Behold, I have put my words in your mouth.
See, I have set you this day over nations and over kingdoms,
to pluck up and to break down,
to destroy and to overthrow,
to build and to plant.”
GUIDING TEXT FOR THE FASTING SEASON
1Behold, a king will reign in righteousness,
And princes will rule with justice.
2A man will be as a hiding place from the wind,
And a cover from the tempest,
As rivers of water in a dry place,
As the shadow of a great rock in a weary land.
3The eyes of those who see will not be dim,
And the ears of those who hear will listen.
4Also the heart of the rash will understand knowledge,
And the tongue of the stammerers will be ready to speak plainly.
5The foolish person will no longer be called generous,
Nor the miser said to be bountiful;
6For the foolish person will speak foolishness,
And his heart will work iniquity:
To practice ungodliness,
To utter error against the Lord,
To keep the hungry unsatisfied,
And he will cause the drink of the thirsty to fail.
7Also the schemes of the schemer are evil;
He devises wicked plans
To destroy the poor with lying words,
Even when the needy speaks justice.
8But a generous man devises generous things,
And by generosity he shall stand.
Day of the Week
Area of Focus
|8||Wednesday||26th August 2020||Medical Service Delivery|
|9||Thursday||27th August 2020||Sanitation and Community Health|
|10||Friday||28th August 2020||Pharmaceuticals and Herbals|
|11||Saturday||29th August 2020||NGO and CBOs|
|12||Sunday||30th August 2020||Education|
|13||Monday||31st August 2020||Science, Research, Innovation|
|14||Tuesday||1st September 2020||Information Communication and Technology|
|15||Wednesday||2nd September 2020||Labour & Employment|
|16||Thursday||3rd September 2020||Banks and Finance|
|17||Friday||4th September 2020||Domestic Revenue|
|18||Saturday||5th September 2020||Transport and Logistics|
|19||Sunday||6th September 2020||Manufacturing & Industry|
|20||Monday||7th September 2020||Entrepreneurship, Trade and Commerce|
|21||Tuesday||8th September 2020||Land Management|
|22||Wednesday||9th September 2020||Water Management|
|23||Thursday||10th September 2020||Biodiversity & the Natural Environment|
|24||Friday||11th September 2020||Livestock, Fisheries and Agriculture|
|25||Saturday||12th September 2020||Energy|
|26||Sunday||13th September 2020||Minerals|
|27||Monday||14th September 2020||Tourism and Hospitality|
|28||Tuesday||15th September 2020||Housing and Construction|
|29||Wednesday||16th September 2020||Entertainment and Celebration|
|30||Thursday||17th September 2020||Sports and Recreation|
|31||Friday||18th September 2020||International Cooperation|
|32||Saturday||19th September 2020||International Geopolitics|
|33||Sunday||20th September 2020||Africa, Israel and the Nations|
|34||Monday||21st September 2020||The Executive|
|35||Tuesday||22nd September 2020||Cabinet|
|36||Wednesday||23rd September 2020||Local Government|
|37||Thursday||24th September 2020||Public Service|
|38||Friday||25th September 2020||The Army and the Reserve Force|
|39||Saturday||26th September 2020||Border Control|
|40||Sunday||27th September 2020||Justice, Law and Order|
|41||Monday||28th September 2020||The Police and LDUs|
|42||Tuesday||29th September 2020||Prisons and Rehabilitation|
|43||Wednesday||30th September 2020||The Legislature|
|44||Thursday||1st October 2020||Political Organizations|
|45||Friday||2nd October 2020||The Electoral Commission|
|46||Saturday||3rd October 2020||The Electorate|
|47||Sunday||4th October 2020||The 2021 Elections|
|48||Monday||5th October 2020||Post- Election to Swearing-in|
|49||Tuesday||6th October 2020||Marketplace Restoration|
|50||Wednesday||7th October 2020||Dedicating the Decade 2020 -2029|
|Thursday||8th October 2020||Dedicating 2020/2021|
|Friday||9th October 2020||THANKSGIVING|
DATES TO NOTE
CONCLUDING VIRTUAL CONFERENCE
Monday, 5th October to Wednesday, 7th October 2020 (6 pm to 9 pm)
CONCLUDING NIGHT VIGIL & DEDICATION OF 2020/2021
Thursday, 8th October 2020
NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANISATIONS (NGOs)
COMMUNITY BASED ORGANIZATIONS (CBOs)
NGOs were first called such in Article 71 in the Charter of the newly formed United Nations in 1945. There is no universally agreed-upon definition of an NGO. The term can encompass many types of organizations but they are typically non-profit voluntary groups or institutions with a social mission, which operates independently from government (although they may receive government funding). NGOs can be local, national, or international.
Although these terms are not necessarily interchangeable, an organization similar to an NGO may be called nonprofit, charity, non-profit organization (NPO), civil society organization (CSO), citizen sector organization (CSO), social benefit organization (SBO), advocacy organization, voluntary organization, grassroots support organization (GSO), and non-state actor (NSA). NGOs can play a critical part in developing society, improving communities, and promoting citizen participation. In Uganda NGOs have an independent national platform in the Uganda National NGO Forum (UNNGOF).
Community based organizations (CBO’s) are nonprofit groups that work at a local level to improve life for residents. They are usually staffed by local community members and tend to focus on building equality across society in areas like health care, environment, education, and catering for the vulnerable in the community. Governments often delegate some responsibilities to CBO’s and rely on them to gather local concerns, develop, plan, and help deliver solutions.
Local NGOs can provide organized platforms for citizens to take care of local needs without reverting to Government.
SCRIPTURES FOR PRAYER AND PROCLAMATION
I coveted no one’s silver or gold or apparel. You yourselves know that these hands ministered to my necessities and to those who were with me. In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”
Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in
their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.
2 CORINTHIANS 9:8
And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all
times, you may abound in every good work.
“When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his
glorious throne. Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. And he will place the sheep on his right, but the goats on the left. Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, …
And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.
…if you pour yourself out for the hungry and satisfy the desire of the afflicted,
then shall your light rise in the darkness and your gloom be as the noonday.
I TIMOTHY 6:17-19
As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy. They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, thus storing up treasure for themselves as a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is truly life.
Whoever gives to the poor will not want, but he who hides his eyes will get many a curse.
WORSHIP JEHOVAH THE GIVER
- Worship and praise God who freely gives rain to all – good and evil.
- Worship God who champions the causes of justice for orphans, widows and the vulnerable in society.
- Thank God for good work the is being done by NGOs and CBOs in the country
- Thank God for the free space that is available for community initiatives
PROCLAMATION FOR NGOs AND CBOs
God is raising leaders who will work through NGOs and CBOs as platforms for socioeconomic transformation in Uganda.
There will be many such organizations addressing water and sanitation, local environmental conservation, food security, affordable housing, agricultural improvement, neighborhood revitalization, needs of the elderly, youth and vulnerable children.
Financial constrains that NGOs and CBOs face will reduce as philanthropy and generosity increase among Ugandans.
The NGO and CBO sector will be informed and possess the capacity to effectively engage in and contribute to development processes. The sector be well networked and contribute positively to the development of Uganda. It will be accountable and earn respect from government and citizens because of the positive difference it will be making to society. NGOs and CBOs will be strong contributors to equality, dignity and a more just society, especially with regard to the poor and marginalised.
In this way they will be contributors to more righteousness, justice, mercy and truth which are the foundations of God’s throne.