Combining development and discipleship.
AsOne Ministries works to fight poverty through an integrated, holistic approach that recognizes the multifaceted and interconnected needs of the most vulnerable, by combining discipleship and development together. We utilize discipleship and profit-generating social enterprises such to fight the local giants within the community. Our goal is to create a movement of sustainable solutions that bring spiritual, physical, and relational transformation to the communities we serve.
Our model provides a comprehensive approach to serving the most vulnerable by digging deep into individual communities and focusing on education. We use farming and enterprise as means to building a sustainable foundation for years to come.
Crater High School
Crater High School is a secondary school located in a remote community called Rwanyabihuka, Uganda. In 2018 it will house Senior 1 through Senior 3. A local committee serves as the directors of the school and has a current staff of five full-time and seven part-time teachers. Crater High School is led by a local school board, and an eleven person staff.
Crater High School stresses leadership, discipleship, and character building, as well as pushes creative thinking and literacy to the next level. The school is the first high school in this community and continues to grow quickly.
By 2021, this number will grow to 250, offering both Ordinary and Advanced levels from Senior 1 to Senior 6.
We’re committed to the whole student.
Through the Scholars Program, we scholarship:
over 120 students
We are dedicated to serving the orphaned and vulnerable children in the communities we serve. Our Scholars Program provides opportunity, access, community, and discipleship for the most vulnerable students in the rural areas of Uganda. Through scholarships, weekly programing, holiday camps, and mentorship we are raising up a future generation of leaders in Uganda.
Our social workers identify the most vulnerable children who would not get an education otherwise. An important part of our Scholars Program is the dedicated relationship with the child and their families. In order to become a part of the program, family members have to attend quarterly gatherings, participate in savings group programs, as well as kitchen garden farming trainings our Uganda Staff offer.
Discipleship and Leadership
We seek relationships with men, women, and children who have suffered from a marring of their true identity and purpose. We believe that at the end of the day the most important things affecting life change are relationships. We have seen that development without discipleship can lead to corruption and entitlement, especially areas stricken by poverty, if not done in the context of making discipleship and building just and peaceful relationships. It is crucial that we not only help people overcome the plight of their situation but also train them to become change-makers in their own communities.
Agriculture is a vital program area as it plays a significant role in the economy of Uganda. Agriculture makes up 71% of the Ugandan economy, especially through subsistence farming. In Bugiri District, over 80% of the population lives off of subsistence farming alone. Recognizing the necessity of the trade of agriculture to Uganda and the fertility of the land, AsOne’s agriculture projects tap into this industry. We use a variety of farming methods: we train families to build sustainable kitchen gardens, properly maintain livestock, and improve crop yields. Meanwhile, our goal is to generate quality dairy, crops, and vegetables to be used for our needed supply chains, therefore reducing our operational costs.
WE'RE PROVIDING SPECIALIZED SKILL TRAINING FOR FAMILIES IN RURAL COMMUNITIES
Job creation is a crucial aspect of development. A well-educated workforce allows workers to bargain for better wages and working conditions. Well-educated people are also more likely to help create jobs through entrepreneurship, innovation, and invention. Each skill development enterprise supplies a demand in the community, while offering vulnerable men and women training they can utilize to provide for themselves and their families
We want to see the life and vocation of the poor restored. Our enterprises also help us continue to achieve revenue sources that are 100% Ugandan based.