Work with an organization that supports vulnerable children, youth and women with several programs in Fort Portal, Uganda but also have fun exploring the most beautiful area of the pearl of Africa.


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    I am Hashim, a young Ugandan social entrepreneur. I am currently running my own businesses in smart energy and tourism. Besides that I always tend to be engaged in the support of a number of other projects including this local NGO where I volunteer regularly.

    I like to do sports and play Ultimate Frisbee 2 times a week with a mixed group of local and international friends in Boma, Fort Portal. I enjoy discovering new places and making hikes in nature, as well as having a good talk or a soccer game.

    I have been volunteering with this project over the last 4 years whenever they need help. We support youth and women, child lead households and vulnerable communities through empowerment and life skills training.

    Our projects include; hands on vocational training (Foot wear, Belts, handbag, jewelry and shoe making design and manufacture course, Mobile Communications and Phone repair course, computer skills training, baking course, salon and hairdressing), provides psycho social, medical, nutritional, educational and basic needs support to vulnerable communities.

    Our work has been recognized and over the last 4 years awarded grants from the US Government's program, International Labor Organization, Water Charity, Peace Corps, and a host of individual friends and supporters from across the world from US, UK, Ireland, Germany, Belgium, Canada and many other countries. (Please feel free to ask for more information or ask for our website, visit our Facebook Page to learn more about us).

    We are happy to host you at our project in this scenic area of Uganda, Fort Portal. I'm also happy to talk to you about other projects that we are partners or just help you have a great fulfilling visit to Uganda.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Animal care
    Charity work
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Help


    Working with vulnerable children, a nursery school, rural families and students in areas of life skills training, art and crafts, sports, teaching, water and sanitation projects and tourism activities related work, among others.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Englsh, Swahili, Rutooro, Luganda, Lugishu, Lusoga

  • Accommodation


    Shared accommodation at the project housing which are 2 attached non self-contained rooms.

    Usually volunteers are served three meals a day. Meals include rice, eggs, bread, bananas, Irish potatoes, sweet potatoes and other local foods and fruits.

    If the volunteer is uncomfortable with Ugandan meals they can arrange their own food.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Fort Portal is a tourism hub of Uganda and the most beautiful place you will see so with your time off, you can visit the many tourist attractions in the area ranging from crater lakes, rift valley, Rwenzori Mountains, National parks, water falls, and much more. The organization is just 20 minutes' away from the center of Fort Portal town on a tarmac road.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    3 hours

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