Volunteer to make a difference at our community school in Jinja.

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Uganda

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  2020 

 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    It is without a doubt that “education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world” and after the realization of this fact, it was inevitable not to start up a project that could try and give support and hope to the less privileged children in Uganda. The less privileged children who happen to be the beneficiaries of our project (s) are in this context the children in need, those that have lost their dear ones, those from poverty-stricken homes for which this (poverty) is attributed to polygamy, drug abuse, domestic violence among a series of these.

    Besides the challenges and successes met on our journey of service, our 10 plus years of trying to achieve our goal of providing a basic primary education has been reached after nearly a decade. From a small community school made of merely wood in 2009, our school has gone an extra mile to be one of the best academically sound institutions ranking 8th in Jinja District and 1032nd in the whole of Uganda in the 2019 National Examinations according to the National Leading Newspaper, The New Vision.

    Like any other organization around the world, we have been bound to a number of challenges especially with the sporadic inflow of income which comes in majorly in form of donations, gifts, and grants but we are taking mitigation measures so as we have a proper sustainability plan. Given that most of our beneficiaries are not from well to do families (financially), the basic education we have provided hasn’t just been enough for most of them that are not performing at a very high academic level since they are denied a chance to attend secondary/tertiary institutions education due to the high tuition involved.

    It’s at this point that we feel we need to do a lot more than just providing the basic primary education and seeking scholarships for only the very academically brilliant pupils to attend their secondary school education leaving other pupils at a disadvantage of dropping out of school and consequently suffering child labor and abuse, early child pregnancies, drug abuse among others.

    We hope to establish a facility that will help us keep our daughters and sons that haven’t got an opportunity to continue with secondary education get equipped with life skills of tailoring, agriculture, catering, hairdressing, welding, carpentry, bricklaying among others that can give these youngsters a lifeline in future.

    Lastly, we can not underlook or forget to thank those that have been behind for our progress and success, the incredible workawayers, donors, friends & families, wellwishers of this cause that have continuously supported us financially, socially, and emotionally to see that we reach such important milestones during our ten years of operation, we thank you and we look forward to even doing more projects that will have a lifelong effect on the underprivileged young people of this country. We thank you once more and be blessed.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    There is a lot to share and learn with the pupils like African traditional music, dance and drama that the pupils present to the volunteers, local games using local materials, they also carry out the art and craft, and a few modern games like table tennis and piano lessons, the debates, quiz's, athletics among many more activities!

    Oh! one more thing before i forget, our volunteers always have a taste of a diverse number of the African foods at no cost!

  • Help

    Help

    The travellers have lots to offer to our big family, both professional and non-professional support like teaching, charity work, art projects, games and sports, music, dance and drama, holding guidance and counselling lectures among other activities but most importantly bringing about a cultural exchange and something new to our community is much more welcome as we are also fond of sharing our culture with our visitors so that we all have a mutual benefit and appreciation of each other and how wonderfully we are.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Our home for volunteers is a 4 room house that is not self contained but comfortable to live. It's having electricity and tapped water connected to it. Its comfortable and safe to live in!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You are humbly welcome!!!

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    2 days - no more than 25 hours per week

Founders of the foundation & school
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