Help with our youth community projects in Jinja, Uganda

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Uganda

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    22/04/2021

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a youth initiative community based organization based in Jinja,Eastern Uganda, that was established in 2019 to support poor vulnerable communities including rural farmers, Orphaned children, youths, people living with HIV/AIDS and the disabled. After a series of issues affecting the rural communities in Uganda for example illiteracy, poor menstrual hygiene and poverty. The organisation is not for profit and provides education, health, skills to the youth, women and children that are in need of help through community outreach.

    Our mission is to empower the underprivileged Youth, needy children, and women to fight poverty in Uganda rural communities through education support and sustainable development opportunities.
    This is done through joining efforts with other stake holders to empower the marginalized communities and reintegrate them into a sustainable society in order to gain access to livelihood enhancements.

    Access to good quality education will give these children the chance of a better future for themselves, their families and their communities.
    We have three members on board, The chairperson who over sees and undertakes duties. He also monitors the activities of the organization. Secondly the vice chairperson who takes over duties in the absence of the chairperson. The third person is the general secretary who keeps the organization’s documents. The offices of the organization situated in Jinja district Eastern Uganda.

    Since our establishment, we have made and implemented a number of projects.
    In future we hope to establish a school to help the underprivileged children so that they can be able to attain good quality education. And for the youth to teach them practical skills because Learning practical skills will not only help them live alone but also give them renewed confidence and independence. A skilling center will be established to equip the youth with practical skills in Brick laying, Tailoring, Hairdressing, Modern Agriculture methods, Carpentry and Joinery, ICT skills and many others.

    In fact our area is a sub urban town, very calm and at the outskirts of jinja city with good communication network and good transportation means. It’s a very calm place with very friendly and social people.
    We shall be eagerly waiting to learn from your experiences as we share a lot both professional skills and non professional.
    And still we always do outreaches to other areas which could help the volunteers to pay visit and tour the different areas with in Jinja district and beyond it.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Teaching
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    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

    The travelers will learn a number of traditional cultural practices, games, different tribes of people in Uganda and there respective culture, the different types of foods of most of the cultural groups.
    They will also have a language exchange and will learn some native African language in the due course of the stay.
    They will get chance to work with youths and share their amazing life stories while working on the wonderful projects. And still they will enjoy the warm and friendly working environment.

  • Help

    Help

    We expect travelers to help us in teaching and handling art projects for the kids, making of reusable pads for the girl child, Health education and carrier guidance.
    And we eagerly wait for any suggestion brought on board by the volunteer on how to enhance our activities in order to achieve our goal.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Luganda, Ganda: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Our home for volunteers is a 2 room house. It’s not self contained but comfortable.
    It’s having both electricity and tapped water connected to it.
    We are still doing some finishing on the outside of the house that we are soon finishing up. And the house is comfortable and safe to live in.
    We shall be giving free food to our volunteers. And they will enjoy our local African dishes of all kinds.
    We don’t ask for any payments from the volunteers

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    They will do some adventure in the near by tourist attractions of Jinja

  • 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

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


Host ref number: 273469777852