RAVT/New Hope Organization was initiated in 2014 by a group of concerned individuals (Youth; Ssali Richard, Anne Ashmore) who felt the need as necessary to promote and participate in the development of communities of Uganda through providing charity work and placement of volunteers in community founded organizations. In Uganda, like most countries all over the world, socioeconomic problems were and are still being observed at a rapid rate. Although women, especially in rural areas, contribute a lot to keep their families and economy running, their efforts are never appreciated and valued in monitory terms. This lack of appreciation can also lead to an increase in the number of vulnerable children throughout the country, as many of these women are unable to maintain the balance between family and economy. This makes myriad women and children become chronic dependents on the government and natural environments for their needs, of which they have not attained, causing environmental depletion in trying to maintain their needs; this situation reduces their dignity in the community.
RAVT is therefore envisioned to strengthen the capacity of the vulnerable children and women’s capacity to actively engage in profitable work to improve their livelihood in the rural community and among the urban poor.
RAVT currently operates in Uganda; RAVT serves all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender. We believe that the local communities are in the best position to determine their needs and we provide volunteers to help them achieve their goals. We have built strong relationships with the grassroots organizations through East Africa and have begun placing volunteers.
At RAVT we align with the idea of using local solutions to solve local problems, so we continue to work with local community organizations in each location. We provide a wealthy experience and dedication to both our volunteers and partners.