About CERAO

About Us

CERAO “Centre of Empowerment of Refugees, Aids Victims and Orphans” is an independent, nonprofit, nongovernmental organization that works to strengthen support for marginalized groups and quality education in the states of the East and Great Lakes Region by providing humanitarian assistance and investing effort in rural development by networking with international organizations.

The organization focuses on Uganda and DR Congo.

 

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Pinos Edmond Kyahi, Founder & Chairman

Edmond Kyahi is a passionate child right defender since he was teen when he was involved in dramatic arts then embarrassed social work and rural community development in his home-village called Masisi territory in North Kivu Province of Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo in Africa. Edmond Kyahi he is a Degree holder in Management. Now migrated in Canada where he was volunteering in Grace Communion Church as Refugees Sponsorship Officer with the program of SAH. And continue chairing as International President & Chief Executive Officer of CERAO International.

Our Works

Our goal is to bring about positive change in the lives of people living in poverty. We
work in three ways:

o 1. Supporting long term projects - We work with communities and provide them the tools, knowledge and resources they need to improve their own lives and create more opportunities for their households then to their society. This means access to essential basics services, clean water, enough food, education, health, equality and the opportunity to earn a living.
 

o 2. Responding to Emergencies - We act quickly to save lives when disaster strikes by delivering essentials such as medical items, shelter, food, sanitation and clean water, livelihood as well as help local communities rebuild and prepare for future crises, natural catastrophes or disasters.

 

o 3. Rural development & communities’ inclusion - We works closer with rural communities for their socio-economic development through revival of the existed farmers cooperatives organizations to improve their financial income through agribusiness, livestock, the use of clean and green energy to tackle climate change challenges for a huge productivity by providing them safe guidance, mentorship, training skills in crops and irrigation management, equipments, skills in micro-enterprise creation and agribusiness entrepreneurship, implementation of micro-machineries of industrialization for transformation of products at local level, skills in marketing , organize and provide members visits of exchanges of experiences

o 4. Campaigning for awareness - We urge governments and corporate to engage and practices the rules that promote gender equality, protect people against poverty and support communities to call for justice and take action

 

Keys statistics relevant to the charity’s cause:

o 1. Supporting long term projects - 1 in 8 people do not have access to clean water. Disease relating to unclean water is the second biggest killer of children worldwide.

o 2. Responding to Emergencies - Every year, more than 35 million people have to abandon their homes as a result of natural disasters, war, crime and political unrest.

o 3. Campaigning for change - Violence against women and girls affect one in three women globally and in some Pacific nations, two out of every three women have experienced physical and/or sexual violence from their partner

 

 

Potential impact of workplace in $

$15 can provide a family with a hygiene kit, including soap, underwear and basic toiletry to minimize the risk of hygiene- related illness.

$20 can provide a family in Uganda or DR Congo with vegetable seeds and young trees,
resulting in increased nutrition and income.

$35 can buy a 4x6m tarp to provide a family with shelter when they lose their home in a disaster.

$50 can support a marginalized household in DR Congo to help overcome livelihood grief in the aftermath of the armed violence and conflict.

 

$50 can support a culturally appropriate environment for Aboriginal Women in Eastern DR Congo (Beni) to help overcome intergeneration grief in the aftermath of the Stolen Generations.

Vision of the organization is to have an empowered, influenced and developed society
To train, equip and empower communities to be self reliant
To have an informed and self sustaining society
The overall objective of the Organisation is to empower the communities to provide direction and leadership, knowledge and skill for self sustainability.

The specific objectives of the Organisation are to:

 

  1. Create community awareness on Livelihood practices, Environmental protection and Food security
  2. Develop knowledge and skills of leaders on child rights advocacy and the abandonment of Domestic Violence
  3. Develop an advocacy consortium on interventions addressing issues of Human rights
  4. Build the capacity of communities and other stakeholders to address issues of Health, Education and Agriculture.

 

The specific objectives of the Organisation are to:

 

  1. Create community awareness on Livelihood practices, Environmental protection and Food security
  2. Develop knowledge and skills of leaders on child rights advocacy and the abandonment of Domestic Violence
  3. Develop an advocacy consortium on interventions addressing issues of Human rights
  4. Build the capacity of communities and other stakeholders to address issues of Health, Education and Agriculture.
 
Edmond Kyahi Luanda
Edmond Kyahi LuandaPresident & CEO ceo@cerao.org, edmond@cerao.org
Abraham Kisembo
Abraham KisemboExecutive Director abraham@cerao.org
Furaha Bushu
Furaha Bushu GBV Advocacy Leaderfurahabushu@cerao.org
Andrew Ndagije Mubera
Andrew Ndagije MuberaEmergencies Response Unit Program Managerandremubera@cerao.org
John M. Kalume
John M. Kalume Secretary johnkalume@cerao.org
Nabaitsi Luanda
Nabaitsi Luanda Livelihood Programnabaitsi@cerao.org
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Email: info@cerao.org,
Phone: +256 786 032 841

Entebbe Road

Najjanankumbi, Opposite FDC-HQ/Pot House
Lubaga division, Kampala City, Central Province, Uganda

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