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My name is Peter,a Ugandan aged 35 years.I was abandoned by my mother( 15 years old)at two months and brought up single handedly by my grandmother up to the age of five years,as the search for the whereabouts of my mother was going on and who my father was since my mother had not disclosed it to anyone.
Two years later,my grandmother found out that my father's family was a few kilometers from her home and without hesitation took me and directed me to a home where she told me that i belonged but without her reaching there.
While at the new home,I was badly mistreated and also survived being poisoned by my stepmother whom i found in this family.
I was left with no option but to go to the street and started living there. One day a church worker found me and picked me.He later resettled me to my uncle.
Having been raised without parents but good Samaritans is a reason for starting up to support and Care for vulnerable children and young mothers.
I am married with with three children.
We are community based organization working to empower vulnerable children with education and young mothers from the age of 15-25 years through self-help skills to be responsible, sustainable and become self reliant.
We work to spread a message of hope and compassion. We believe that a single action can make a difference in the community and that collective action can greatly impact the world. Your care for the vulnerable makes them realize their potential for a sustainable life.
Faith, Trust, transparency and commitment.
Education support program
We have 91 vulnerable children at the school project.
our Children are orphans, others come from needy families affected by poverty whose school had become not a forth coming dream. They are supported with fees, scholastic material like books, pencils, among others, uniforms clothes and sports equipment.
our children need support and counsel towards having a positive attitude towards education and exposure of different education services,co-curricular activities
GIFTED HANDS PROJECT
Young mothers between the ages 15 – 25 years are vulnerable to dangerous traditions and cultural practices that expose them to dangers of child labor, heavy domestic work, sexual abuse, teenage pregnancies, forced marriages, early marriages and the like.
We empower them through self-help skills to to increase on their house hold income for self reliance. We started non formal skills development training in craft shoe making, craft bag and we are planning to start a tailoring skills straining once we get sewing machines.
We need more skills for value addition.
We are located in lower Nabuti, central division, Mukono Municipality,Mukono District, Uganda.
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
Help with Computers / internet
As a volunteer at our organisation does not mean only your time working on projects but also the time spent experiencing the beauty of the pearl of Africa and recently re-branded as country gifted by nature.
You can take a safari and visit the source of the Nile the longest river in the world, since the organisation is closer.
See beautiful falls of sezibwa in mukono and sipi falls found in eastern part of the country, and other natural tourist sites .
Discovering the different cultural dressing code, visiting the cultural, museum, learning the a few words from the different languages, getting new friends, and learn how to prepare local dishes.
Knowing how welcoming and hospitable the people of Uganda are its always possible to find someone willing to talk you about their history and background and about where you come from for Ugandans are welcoming a and friendly and they like sharing.
We are looking for volunteers from abroad who can help in Mukono district central Uganda. We would like to have volunteers that are friendly,outgoing, patient and flexible. It is a bonus to have knowledge in social, community work and education.
The organization is currently implementing projects of empowering vulnerable children through education and young mothers with self help-skills. so every volunteer is sure to have something to do that they like. We are particularly interested in volunteers who want to work in:
a) Help young mothers at the Gifted hands Project.
Young mothers between the ages of 15 – 25 years are vulnerable to dangerous traditions and cultural practices that expose them to dangers of child labor, heavy domestic work, sexual abuse, teenage pregnancies, forced marriages and the like.
Here we concentrate on social issues faced by the vulnerable young mothers from our communities, empowering them to acquire self help skills for self sustainability and self reliance hence increasing house hold Income . we currently have crafts making where we need support in teaching new unique, designs of shoes, bags, necklaces, earrings among others
and more new skills will be welcome.
b) We need people who will counsel encourage the young mothers to have a positive attitude toward life
We established a school project in order to be able to support and care for the beneficiaries.The School has got classes from Baby to primary one and still upgrading to primary seven.
You will join the teaching staff at the organisation to help in teaching children in areas of
- Rhymes to the children
-music, Dance and drama
-Poetry among others.
Most importantly, you can also give your own ideas about what kind of activities would be enjoyable for the children. Then we will support and help you to make your ideas come true and help the children.
d) Field visits.
we need workawayers to help us carry out the following;
-visit homes of the supported
children to check on their welfare.
-Update the child status data files.
- Visit the school where other supported children attend classes which we do not have at the project.
e) Give a hand project
continuous support to our beneficiaries is our desire to enable them maximize their potential,we have been able to reach this far because of our friends who share the same passion for the underprivileged.
We seek for volunteers who can help in fundraising for the project both locally and internationally. If you are there,please come and be apart of this and make life meaningful to someone.
Englsh and Luganda,
workawayers Will stay with the director at his residence located four kilometers from the organisation.
We have a family house enclosed in wall fence , where we have two single rooms available for workawayers accommodation.
-They are not self contained.
-Bedding and Mosquito nets are provided.
-In house single bathroom.
-latrine is outside the house.
- a very hospitable neighborhood.
- a shared seating room with a television set viewing both local and international channels .
- there will be three meals provided per day
- volunteers have access to the kitchen.
-workawayers will enjoy local food like matooke, kalo ,cassava ,sweet potatoes and other foods like rice and spaghetti
-we are not vegetarians.
-There is access to mobile internet we can access it at place of residence by buying data on mobile phones.
- workawayers can be able to access internet cafes just 2 kilometers from the place of residence
we are a christian family, open minded , usually have evening altar prayers at home.
we have three children, one son and two daughters, the first born is 6 years attending a day school and the second one not yet started school and the last one is three months .
-Visit schools where our other sponsored children attain their education in classes we do not have.
-Can go swimming at a near by Hotel
-Visit a cultural center
-Visiting a national museum
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 3 hours a day, 5 days a week