GRACELAND AFRICA MISSION
Graceland Africa Mission has worked in Kenya since 2005 , establishing partnerships for the purpose of empowering people; people who are struggling financially, especially orphans and girls/women. Through strategic investments, we have brought development and hope to thousands of people. Hope is an amazing force; it inspires motivation, resourcefulness, and creative solutions.
Our programs in Kenya help children and youth obtain a primary, secondary and post-secondary school education, promote female empowerment, foster sustainable development, and provide arid rural communities with fresh water.
OUR GOVERNING STRUCTURE
Graceland Africa Mission (GAM) has established two volunteer boards/councils dedicated to accomplishing the vision and the mission of the charity. These boards include the governing board of directors (5 directors) and the advisory council. GAM does not have any paid directors or members; all are volunteers.
The governing board of directors establish the values and culture of GAM. They determine the strategic directions, compliance with all policies and bylaws, methods for income acquisition, all programs and all expenditures.
GAM advisory council performs a variety of important tasks for the charity. Advisory council members are involved in operating and managing programs, reviewing applications for funding, making recommendations for allocations, assisting with promotions and publications, and conducting oversight and evaluation activities. They are a valuable resource for GAM.
Advisory members have extensive experience and academic training in their specific field of interest. Advisory council members do not have authority to vote on corporate matters, nor do they have legal fiduciary responsibilities.
UN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS (SDGs)
The strategic direction of Graceland Africa Mission is aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that were adopted by world leaders in September 2015 at an historic UN Summit and officially came into force on the 1st January 2016. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals, also known as Global Goals, recognize that ending poverty must go hand-in-hand with strategies that build economic growth and address a range of social needs including education, health, social protection, and job opportunities, while tackling climate change and environmental protection.
The SDG’s that Graceland Africa Mission specifically addresses include:
Goal 4 – Ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning
Goal 5 – Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
Goal 6 – Ensure access to water and sanitation for all
Goal 8 – Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all