Giving Back: Palo Alto University Alumna Launches Non-Profit to Provide Volunteering Opportunities in Uganda

Palo Alto University Business Psychology Alumna opens Non-profit Organization and providing great volunteer opportunities in Uganda for PAU students/alumni. 

The Business Psychology Bachelor’s degree program at Palo Alto University (PAU) has been producing successful business people since its inception. Recent graduate, Grancia Faith Nansembe, has used her education and her passion to help others to create a non-profit children’s center in Uganda.

PAU Business Psychology Alumna opens Non-profit Organization and providing great volunteer opportunities in Ugand

Faith was born in Uganda and raised in Sweden. After completing high school in Sweden, she came to the U.S. to pursue her bachelor’s degree in Business Psychology with Palo Alto University. It was during her time at PAU that Faith and a few members of her family saw a pressing need for children’s services in Uganda. They decided to take matters into their own hands and offer a solution to the problem: John and Faith Children’s Resource Center.

The John and Faith Children’s Resource Center (JFCRC) has exciting volunteer opportunities available to qualified candidates. Selected volunteers will live in Uganda to work with the children and help with the Center’s day to day activities for 3 months. The non-profit will provide housing and food for the entire trip at no cost. Volunteers are only responsible for their plane ticket and any extra expenses at their discretion.

JFCRC is a safe haven for the young children of Uganda. Instead of roaming the streets and getting into trouble, the two acre Center gives these children a place to play, eat, learn, and receive medical attention. They give the children food, clothing, toys, shelter, access to a medical doctor once a month, and a loving environment where they can learn and grow. They believe that by supporting these children, they can help them reach their full potential and keep them from falling back into patterns of crime and poverty.

Faith’s education at PAU’s Business Psychology program has played an important role in her ability to open the Center. She credits her management and social psychology classes, as well as the focus on emotional intelligence, with helping her understand how to manage different people and processes. She also comments that her personality assessment class has really helped her when working with people from different countries, nationalities, and cultural backgrounds.

Palo Alto University is extremely proud of Faith’s use of her education to help those in need. To learn more about JFCRC and their volunteer opportunities, please email Faith To learn more about PAU’s Business Psychology bachelor’s degree program, visit

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