About Us

PCE Foundation was founded in 2011 by Ms. Beatrice Achieng Nas, who grew up in an impoverished community ravaged by HIV and AIDS. Beatrice’s mother supported her daughter’s dream of seeking education, but schooling became too expensive for the family to afford. Beatrice’s situation shifted when an American family from Kentucky decided to sponsor her education, ultimately allowing her to graduate with her bachelor’s degree. The only college graduate in her community, Beatrice felt called to make a difference. She developed connections in the wider Ugandan community through her work with Barclays Bank, NUMAT, GHAIND, and Build Africa. With the initial guiding dream of supporting rural girls in attaining education, she started PCE Foundation as a registered NGO with the support and mentorship of a Board of Directors from across the globe.

The early focus of this Foundation was to connect a rural girl with a sponsor who could provide financial support for school fees as well as mentor them in their life journeys, dreams and aspirations, while exchanging cultural experiences and realities.  This remains the core of PCE Foundation’s sponsorship program which we are re-modeling from the Rural Girl Child Mentorship Program to Sponsorship and Cultural Exchange Program

Beatrice has found her voice globally through a variety of platforms and organizations, including Wellesley Centers for Women, World Pulse, the White House Council on Women and Girls, Intel (10×10) in California, the National Bioneers Conference, Women Thrive Worldwide, Stanford University, Denver University, and Portland State University. She has various certifications and diplomas; in Satellite and Internet Delivery of Communications; Project Management; Monitoring and Evaluation; HIV Prevention Strategies, Counseling and Testing, a Diploma in Leading and Influencing with Impact from Geneva Centre for Security Policy – Switzerland, New Media, Citizen Journalism and Empowerment, among others. She is in her final semester (2024) at Makerere University, Uganda pursuing her Masters degree in Business Administration. 

Beatrice’s vision is to work locally and internationally to support grassroots communities in Africa, especially the women and girls of those communities. This is her motto:

Everybody has the potential to live a better life. Given the opportunity, education, and motivation anyone can become someone admirable. Nobody is a nobody. Everybody is somebody.

In January of 2015, Beatrice gave this passionate talk at TEDxKampala: