NGO for herbal medicine, childhood education and women's empowerment in Uganda



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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

  • Description


    My name is Hellen and I am the creator and owner of the Project. We are an NGO in Uganda founded in 2002. Our mission is to support vulnerable people in our communities, helping to improve their lives through affordable herbal medicine, education, and skills training.

    We have five main programs focused on: Herbal Medicine, early childhood education, skills training (ex: cosmetics, herbal remedies and natural foods), organic farming and women’s empowerment.

    Volunteers will be attached to at least one of our teams running those five programs.

    Proficiency in and/or passion for any of the following areas would be most useful:
    1) Web and social media communications
    2) Gardening and agriculture
    3) Teaching - elementary education and skills training
    4) Herbal therapies, acupuncture, and massage
    5) Charity fundraising

    While here with us, volunteers will get to share experiences with a vibrant team of local volunteers and communities. All won't be just work! There'll be a fair balance of sightseeing and exploration.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Charity Work
    Language practice
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Volunteers will learn about traditional medicine and exchange information with our team on community transformation.

    We regularly conduct out reach initiatives to some of the most rural parts of the country. During these visits, patients with a variety of ailments do endeavour to attend. Seeing how our herbal treatment makes the difference to these communities is a moment so unique and life changing.

    We believe that such and many more of the like would equally inspire and mutually enrich any volunteer that'll be up for it.

  • Help


    We need volunteers to help improve our website and communications, to help in our agricultural demonstration garden, and teachers for skills training, including group dynamics. We would also like people with some interest and knowledge in herbal therapies, acupuncture, and massage. We would also like a volunteer who knows about charity fundraising.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Luganda, Ganda: Fluent
    Swahili (Kiswahili): Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Volunteers will stay in a local home, and share meal times with the family.

  • 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?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 213474118516