Help at an NGO to support rural communities in Kampala area, Uganda

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  • Description

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    We are a Ugandan None Governmental Organisation that was established in 2007 to support rural poor vulnerable communities sustainbly improve their livelihoods through sustainable farming. It was established to ensure that rural poor communities have healthy improved livelihoods in a healthy environment. This is done through sustainable agriculture production and health improvement. The organisation is duly registered with the Government of Uganda and works with orphans, vulnerable children, women, youth people Living with HIV/Aids and the disabled.

    The organisation has well established offices in central and western Uganda especially in the districts of Hoima, Kibaale and Wakiso districts. Its supreme organ is the general Assembly, but it has a Board of Directors which formulates policies and over sees the organisations management. It is managed by the Executive director and since its inception, it has benefited over 64590 people

    Organisations mission Statement: To improve community livelihoods through rights empowerment, sustainable agricultural production, environmental conservation, health education and promotion, economic empowerment and nutrition; skills development and educational support

    While delivering its mandate, our staff and volunteers foster professionalism in delivery of its services; have empathy, cherish team work emphasizes accountability to all our internal and external stakeholders; provide services in an inclusive manner while taking into account the social, cultural, political, religious and other demographic diversities of the population it serves. they also emphasizes equality for all and equity through delivering according to needs.

    All organisation activities aim at “contributing to improved livelihoods of communities and health outcomes”

    We provide volunteer and internship opportunities. Since its inception in 2007, the organisation has hosted 80 volunteers from Uganda and one American Peace corp volunteer, plus over 120 Uganda intern students.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    General Maintenance
    Farming
    Help with Eco project
    Charity work
    Help with Computers / internet
    Teaching

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for volunteers from outside Africa who can help in Kibaale district or Hoima districts of western Uganda plus Wakiso district in central Uganda. The projects are about economic empowerment of children, youth and women in western and central Uganda.

    We would like to get volunteers that are patient, flexible, friendly out going, have knowledge in community work, organic farming, permaculture and sustainable farming. They Must not smoke, ready to learn our culture and has empathy. They will do the following:-

    1. Helping the organisation to set up standard agriculture demonstration sites at the Hoima office. The organization has demonstration sites at its Hoima office that are used during training. These are used to train about and promote small scale irrigation farming, organic farming, agro-forestry and permaculture. On the demonstration site, we are particularly interested in setting up small scale irrigation plus silage and hey demonstration sites. This can be done over a period of 3-6 months.

    2. Taking part in promoting the most clean home stead campaign. Here a village or parish is selected where volunteers and staff go to home steads and work with family members to demonstrate sustainable farming, cleaning the home, making racks, setting up kitchen garden, tippy-taps and improving home hygiene. This is done to child headed households and critically vulnerable households. In most cases, this is a campaign and a competition to the community members. There are always rewards for the ten cleanest households, taking into consideration, food security plus nutrition. A volunteer can take part in this campaign for one week, one month two months up to six months. The activity lasts six months. Volunteers always move on motorcycles from the office to the field and spend there the whole day.

    3. In Hoima, Wakiso and Kibaale districts, the organisation has projects working with women organised in groups. We are looking for volunteers to promote permaculture, organic farming and agro-forestry among the women and youth groups.

    A volunteer can choose to either go to Wakiso, Kibaale or Hoima district.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Runyoro and Luganda

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    The organisation will provide accommodation plus meals for the volunteer. Accommodation will be in form of a dormitory of single room depending on what one wants. The dormitory has two double dackers of single beds. We have one room for a couple. There is electricity however, toilets are not in the room while for the single room the toilet is in the room. Accommodation is spacious and good to make one confortable.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    They will also help support establishment of the organisations demonstration sites, local schools in the area. Lake Albert, Bogoma forest and Murchison national park are with in the vicinity and can be visited.

    A volunteer can choose to either go to Wakiso, Kibaale or Hoima district.

  • A little more information

    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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    They will get technical skills in economic empowerment of vulnerable communities especially women, orphans and the youth. They will learn different sustainable farming methods

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    Volunteering hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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