Lango Community Trust
Lango Community Trust
On 28th November 2002 a group of five people set up Lango Development Trust (LDT) for the benefit of people living in poverty in developing countries with emphasis on the people of Lango in Northern Uganda. They planned to achieve the purpose of the Trust by integrated approaches to development that engages local people in studies and action around:
renewable energy sources and application
low cost buildings construction
food production, processing and storage,
primary health care,
community participation with emphasis on gender and marginalised groups and,
the dissemination of learning from such studies and experiences for the benefit of other communities living in poverty.
In consultation with the Charity Commission LDT was closed down and to further its objects its assets were transferred to a new organisation, Lango Community Trust (LCT). LCT was registered as a charity in October 2003, to provide knowledge, skills and support to poor people, mainly but not exclusively from the Lango sub-region of Northern Uganda, so that they can understand the context of their poverty, identify and implement sustainable solutions.
LCT works with members of the Lango community resident in the UK who have formed the Lango Development Network (LDN) (link to LDN), a medium for discussion and action on the development situation in Northern Uganda.
LCT also works in partnership with civil society organisations in Lango, for example with Rural Initiative Development Foundation (RIDF) to carry out a study of the effects of displacement and HIV/AIDS on older people and with All Nations Christian Care (ANCC) to administer the scholarship for orphans programme.
LCT recognises that human capital (the sum of knowledge, skills and physical well being) is the most crucial factor of sustainable rural poverty reduction.
Its mission is to facilitate the gathering, customisation and utilisation of resources, knowledge and skills towards the achievement of better, appropriate and sustainable living standards in the communities that are vulnerable to suffer from the effects of poverty, displacement, disease and discrimination
Lango Community Trust aims to:
- gathers and disseminates information to improve the knowledge and skills of vulnerable communities
- supports target communities in holistic approaches to addressing the issues that affect them
- works through local/traditional institutions to achieve change
- raises funds from a variety of sources for the purposes outlined above
Established: November 2002
Registered Charity Number: 1099947
Board members: 3
Phone number: 0208 365 9087
Address: 78 Copperfield, South Tottenham N15 4UFView charity accounts on the Charity Commission website