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Racial Harmony

The promotion of racial harmony for the public benefit by:

a. Promoting knowledge and mutual understanding between different racial groups;

b. Advancing education and awareness about racial group to promote good relations between persons of different racial groups;

c. Working toward the elimination of discrimination on the ground of race.

Terms And Conditions

The Charity will be assisting those small non-UK based, mostly African NGOs and Charities that undertake churches directed micro-projects within the above-mentioned arenas.

Advancement of Education

  • To advance the primary and secondary education of the orphans’ pupils whose parents might have been victims of wars and other atrocities committed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Targeted pupils are those congregating within Pentecostal, Methodist and Adventist churches in South-Kivu, North-Kivu and Maniema.
  • To advance the education of the pupils at the above educational level by providing and assisting in provision of facilities that are not required to be provided by the local education authority for education at school.
  • For the public benefit to promote the education including social and spiritual training of new peptized believers, that have received Jesus-Christ as their Lord and Savior, especially those under the age of 25 years in such ways that the trustees think fit, including by:
  • Awarding to such persons under the age of 25 years IT training, through a reasonable , maintenance allowance or grant tenable at any IT College, or institution of higher or further education if appropriate.
  • Providing their education (including the study of the Bible or other arts), to undertake practical assignments in furtherance of that education or to prepare for entry to any occupation, trade or profession and on leaving any educational establishment.
  • To assist in such way as the charity trustees think fit any Charity in place (South-Kivu, North-Kivu and Maniema) whose aims include advancing education of person under the age of 25 years, especially new Christians born again Christians by developing their mental, physical and moral capabilities through different educational activities including leisure organized by their respective churches.
  • To advance the education of the public biblically (and particularly amongst the youth) on the subject of peace and reconciliation through words of God.

Community Capacity building

To develop the capacity and skills of the members of different Christian churches as specified above (socially and economically) especially of those disadvantaged communities, in a way that they are better able to identify and meet their needs and participate more effectively and fully in society. This would also help in ensuring having patriotic citizen that would not abandon their country due to different issues. It has been stated that the youtÑs desire was to use any possible mean to leave the Congo and settle into European counties, Canada or U.S.A. to better their lives. However, this ideology seems to be enhanced by the lack of information together with other empowerment strategies that have not been applied. Therefore, as the developed countries experience immigration issues on a daily basis, building the community capacity from the outside point of view, would strategically be a tool in decreasing the number of illegal immigrants together with associated crimes.

Advice and counselling

  • The relief of the physical and mental sickness of the person in need by reason of discrimination, isolation, family members killings, addiction to substances, in particular by the provision of counselling and support.
  • The relief of financial hardship by provision of biblical advices and assistance to persons who, through lack of means would otherwise be unable to obtain such advice and encouragements.

Reconciliation and Mediation

In general, for the benefit of the public the churches do put more effort in preaching messages about peace and reconciliation. In this particular case, the charity will mainly focus on those organizations involving more the youth but also other Christians in terms of providing them with more educational messages that gives them a clear understanding of how Christians should be the pillars of peace building, through God’s words, within our current society and world in general, in particular in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Equality and Diversity

The promotion of Equality and Diversity for the public by:
  • Enhancing mechanisms to eliminate discrimination on the ground of race, gender, disability, sexual orientation or religion,
  • Advancing biblical education and scientific education itself, and arising awareness in equality and diversity.
  • Promoting activities to foster understanding between people from different social and religious background
  • Cultivating a sentiment in favor of equality and diversity referring to the word of God.

Relief of Poverty

To prevent or relieve poverty, the RuteHope charity will assist and work with other existing Christian organizations to enable those in need by providing them small financial support to establish or start some small businesses (micro-projects) to sustain themselves and help others. In other words, to relieve poverty or financial hardship, the assistance will be presented in different ways: provision of education, financial support to small business and other necessary support designed to enable individuals to generate a sustainable income to become selfsufficient.

Racial Harmony

The promotion of racial harmony for the public benefit by:
  • Promoting knowledge and mutual understanding between different racial groups;
  • Advancing education and awareness about racial group to promote good relations between persons of different racial groups;
  • c. Working toward the elimination of discrimination on the ground of race.

Social Inclusion

  • To promote Social Inclusion for the benefit of the public by preventing people, especially Christians from becoming socially excluded, relieving the needs of those people who are excluded and assisting them to integrate into the society.
For the purpose of this close “Socially excluded” means being excluded from society, or part of society as a result of one or more of the following factors: substance abuse or dependency including alcohol and drug; discrimination on the ground of sex, race, disability, ethnic origin, religion, believe, creed, sexual orientation or gender.
  • To promote social inclusion benefit by preventing people from becoming socially excluded, relieving the needs of those people who are socially excluded and assisting them to integrate into the society.
For the purpose of this close “Socially excluded” means being excluded from the society, or part of the society, as a result of being a member of a socially and economically deprived community.
  • To promote social inclusion for the public benefit by working with local Christian organizations running micro projects in South-Kivu, North-Kivu and Maníema, to relieve needs of people such as those excluded on the ground of their ethnic origin, religion, belief or creed (in particular orphans, victims of rape, windows and single mother single mothers). This will involve:
  • providing local network operating within the church settings with financial support from our Charity and other finances we receive from other bodies in the UK and elsewhere, to encourage and enable members of those specific Christians in need to participate more adequately with the wider community.
  • Increasing or coordinating, opportunities generated by our charityto our partners, in order to enable them to better meet the needs of the communities.
  • The promotion of social inclusion for the benefit amongst Christians of different denominations involved, who disadvantaged and socially excluded by providing them with opportunities to build capacity by establishing and growing small businesses to relieve their needs and assist them getting offerings and other necessities which also contribute to their integration into the society.
For the purposes of this close “Socially excluded” means young people who are excluded from the society, or part of the society, as a result of one or more of the following factors: unemployment; financial hardship; race; gender; poor education or skills attainment; disability; ethnic origin; or who are within or have experienced, the public care or penal system.
  • The promotion of Social Inclusion among death parents and their children who are socially excluded from society, or part of society, as a result of being death by:
  • Providing education and information to support and enable death parents to maximize educational opportunities for their children;

  • Raising public awareness of issues affecting death parents and their children both  generally and in relation to their social exclusion, using different communication strategies available
  • Providing general support and
  • Providing opportunities for death people.

The promotion of social inclusion among single parents and their children, who are excluded from society, or part of society, due to their social and economic position by the provision of reasonable business training based on different making or confection of various things such as: soaps, decorated cloths, oils, bread and other commercial product, to enable single parents, orphans and widows within the concerned churches to develop and gain new skills,

Sustainable Development

Sustainable Development means “development which meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of the future generation to meet their own needs”,
To promote sustainable development for the benefit of the public by:

  • Preaching the good news (gospel), in order to encourage people to live in peace with the others;
  • Effectively monitoring and encouraging our charity patterners to appropriately use resources as planned;
  • The relief of poverty •and improvements of the conditions of life in socially and economically disadvantaged Christian communities;.
  • The promotion of sustainable means of achieving economic growth and regeneration.

Trustees

The charity shall be managed by a Committee of trustees who are appointed at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the charity.

Carrying out the purposes

In order to carry out the charitable purposes, the trustees have the power to:

  • Raise funds, receive grants and donation.
  • Apply funds to carry out the work of the charity.
  • Co-operate with and support other charities with similar purposes.

  • Do anything which is lawful and necessary to achieve the purposes.

Membership

The charity shall have a membership. People who want to join the charity and support its work should be aged 18 and over. They apply to the trustees to become a member. Once accepted by the trustees, membership last for 3 years and may be renewed. The trustees will keep on up-to-date membership list.
The trustees may remove a person’s membership if they believe it is in the best interest of the charity. The member has the right to be heard by the trustees before the decision is made and can be accompanied by a friend.

Annual General Meeting

  • The AGM must be held every year, with 14 days notice given to all members telling them what is on the agenda. Minutes must be kept of the AGM.
  • There must be at least 3 members present at the AGM.
  • Every member has one voice
  • The trustees shall present the annual report and accounts
  • Any member may stand for election as a trustee
  • Members shall elect between 2 to 3 trustees to serve for the next year. They will retire at the next AGM but may stand for re-election.

Money and property

  • Money and property must only be used for the charity’s purposes.
  • Trustees must keep accounts. The most recent annual account can be seen by anybody on request.
  • Trustees can not receive any money or property from the charity, except to refund reasonable out of pocket expenses.
  • Money must be held in the charity’s account. All the cheques must be signed by the charitVs director

Trustee meeting

  • Trustees must at least hold 2 meetings each year. At their first meeting at the AGM, they will elect a chair and the secretary who will also have to be at the same time the treasurer. Though the last decision might be accredited by the charity’s director, trustees may act by majority
  • At least 3 trustees must be present at the meeting to be able to take decisions. Minutes shall be kept for every meeting
  • If the trustees have a conflict of interest they must declare it and leave he meeting while the decision or matter is being discussed or decided.
  • During the year, the trustees may appoint up to 2 additional trustees. They will stand down at the next AGM, unless otherwise.
  • The trustees may make reasonable additional rules to help run the charity. These rules must not conflict with this constitution or the law.

General Meetings

If the trustees consider it is necessary to c hange the constitution, or wind up the charity, the must call a General Meeting so that the membership can make the decision. Trustees must also call a General meeting if they receive a written request from the majority of members. All members must be given 14 days notice and told the reason for the meeting. All decision require a two thirds majority. Minutes must be kept.
  • Change to the constitution: – Can be made at the AGMs or General meetings. No change can be made that would make the organization no longer a charity.
  • Winding up: – Any money or property remaining after payment of debts must be given to a charity of similar purposes to this one.
  • General meeting: – Called on written request from a majority of members.
  • Trustees may also call a General meeting to consult the membership.

Setting up the charity

This constitution was adopted on the 15th of November, 2020 by the people whose signatures appear below. They are the first member of the charity and will be the trustees until the AGM, which must be held within one year of this date.