Help families and teenage mothers in need and live with a local family in Masaka

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Uganda

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello future workawayers!

    We are Fredie and Stella, a married couple with 3 small children. We stay in Masaka, about ten minutes away from the town center in a quiet and safe area. We work with families in need, young couples and teenage mothers.

    In Uganda, teenage pregnancies are a big problem due to sexual abuse and little knowledge about pregnancies and the risks that come with it such as diseases, abortions and because of that, loss of lives. Often, young teenage mothers are seen as a shame for the family and therefore chased away or treated in a bad way. That is where we take action.

    We encourage the teenagers to discover their inner worth and teach them skills such as making crafts, candles and books and doing bakery (see the pictures) in order for them to become self sustainable. During the day we help to baby sit their children as they learn skills and also do home visits in families.
    We teach the families and talk to the parents so they understand the situation their daughter is in and can accept her pregnancy.
    We also prepare young couples for their marriages and help them in their faith.

    Right now, we are in the process of building a home for teenage mothers that have been chased away and are homeless.
    We also do some gardening around the area and plant ginger.

    For more information, you can check out our website !

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Babysitting / child care
    Cooking / shopping
    Other
    Help in the house
    Charity work
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You can learn and experience the hospitality of the region, visit the lake shores, learn how to plant and harvest crops like maize and beans, coffee and banana plantains (a special type of bananas).
    You will get involved in family activities, attend with us social events such as birthdays, weddings ect. Learn from different couples when we meet twice a month and be part of our family.
    If you like, you can also visit the local wild life in the game parks. This will be on your own cost though.

  • Help

    Help

    We require people who love to play with children, are good at encouraging or bringing a smile on someone's face. Any practical skills which can be easily taught are a bonus, in areas such as music, cooking, computer, arts and health.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Luganda, English, a little Swahili

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You will be staying with our family at our home. Food will be provided in the house, we share what we have. You will have your own room and we will provide you with a mosquito net. We also have a guitar at our house so if you like playing it, you are welcome to do so.
    Note that the restrooms are shared, we have a pit latrine but we are working on having running water inside the house as well. Hot showers are possible though :)

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    In our faith, we find our motivation to help others in need. If you want, you can attend the catholic masses with us every week.
    The workawayers can visit some of our friends and family in the free time. They can be taken to lake shores, the beach, go for sports and music shows.
    Transportation will be by family car.

  • 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

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week



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