The Pearl Community Empowerment Foundation (PCE Foundation) strives to give rural Ugandan girls and their families the tools they need to break the cycle of poverty and initiate sustainable change in their communities. We organize and oversee a diverse collection of projects in the service of this goal, including the following:
- Portland Nursery and Primary School & Sponsorship Program – A local school founded by the families of Amor Village in order to provide an education to their young children without the need for them to walk miles to the nearest school or live away from their families. Similar to the RGCM program, we connect the children of the village with sponsors around the works who provide mentorship and support for their education.
- Rural Girl Child Mentorship (RGCM) – A girl-to-mentor global nonprofit mentorship program which helps poor rural Ugandan girls attend school and work toward achieving their dreams.
- Amor Village Library & Community Center – An ongoing construction project to provide Amor Village with a library and community center that will bring the community together and give students a place to collaborate and do research.
- Schools and Community Sensitization – A community awareness campaign designed to create awareness of the value of education in the rural schools and communities.
- Farming/Agriculture – By bringing modern techniques and equipment to rural community gardens, we are helping to sustainably increase harvest yields and ensure food security throughout the year.
- Rural Peer Savings and Loans – A microloan program used to fund small businesses that support children going to school and help communities grow.
- Health – An initiative to improve health in rural communities through preventive care and education.
- Mentor Overseas Outreach and Cultural Exchange – We facilitate opportunities for visiting mentors and donors to experience Ugandan culture, the country’s natural beauty, and everyday life in the communities with whom we work.