Help empower youth entrepreneurs with technology skills in Mbarara, Uganda

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Uganda

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  • Description

    Description

    Our company is a Centre for Optimum Use of Internet, and Digital & data Technology located in Nyamitanga Division, Mbarara City in South Western Uganda. Our main objective is to enable and transform Youth Entrepreneurs and MSMEs (Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises) in Mbarara Region, Uganda, Africa and Globally. The company started in 2012 and currently it has the main offices at Ahuriire Shalom Centre and aggregates 122 DFCU Agency Banking Agents for Mcash Universal Payment Platform which have been approved and regulated by Bank of Uganda.
    The company is projecting a steady high growth with gradual introduction of 4 Products and Services which are: TunzaTunda e-Commerce Platform; Agritungo MIS a TechAgric platform for profiling smallholder farmers, with special focus on digitizing the Dairy Value Chain; iRembo Finance Gateway a Management Information System (MIS) software for Micro-Finance Institutions & Non-profits; and Nabiitu Social Network Service.
    The Company is under the governance of a 5-member passionate team of Advisory Board with expertise and specialized backgrounds. This team of strategic mentors, together with 15 youthful competent Management staff, led by the Chief Executive Officer; is dedicated to working hard so that our business to incubate, develop, grow, scale and accelerate.

    The Company employs 15 locally paid staff on a full time basis.

    Our vision: To enable and transform Youth Entrepreneurs and MSMEs (Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises) through optimum use of Internet, Digital and Data technology in the next 30 years.

    Mission: We inspire and implement inclusive innovation solutions, by supporting our Customers to operate at scale, and become relevant to the developing World Markets.

    Our goal: To provide efficient customer service and excellent employee capacity building, through digital & data technology inclusive innovations; so as to capture a bigger market share and increase our profit margin; aiming on social economic impact, and keeping in mind our Corporate Social Responsibility (Ahuriire Ug. School for All, House of Love Africa Children's Home).

    Our Values
    • Customer Paramount
    • Integrity
    • Love (People building)
    • Teamwork
    • Passion
    • Excellency
    • Innovation

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Teaching
    Hospitality/Tourism
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We have a youthful and enthusiastic team of employees so volunteering with us is great fun!

    Uganda is referred to as “The Pearl of Africa”; we give our volunteers an opportunity to travel and experience most interesting parts of Uganda by creating affordable budgets and guides depending on which locations they wish to visit to enable them visit the wonders of our country without the hassle and stress of being alone in the unknown.

    Local people and especially children in Uganda are very happy to spend their time with “Muzungu” (white person). Anywhere you go they greet you “Muzungu, how are you?”. On the weekends and other days-off it’s a good time for touring and exploring Uganda – the pearl of Africa. We have plenty of wonderful touring opportunities in and around Mbarara city, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Lake Bunyonyi, Bwindi Gorilla and many others.

    We attend church on Sundays. Anyone who wants to join us is welcome and can experience an all-dancing, all-singing African mass.

    We can also offer volunteers a chance for language exchange and can teach Runyankore/Rukiga, Runyoro/Rutoro among other languages.

  • Help

    Help

    Our priority for help required: We would like volunteers who are well skilled in web and mobile app development. These include; back end developers, front end developers and graphic designers; website developers, online marketing specialist, and fundraising for investment. Mostly to train and empower youth entrepreneurs.

    Secondly; Teachers who are skilled in Computer and internet and would like to help teach primary school children and children living in a children’s home.

    Thirdly, Uganda is gifted with national parks and crater lakes, we would like to have volunteers skilled in Agritourism. Specifically someone who will work with youth to innovate agritourism ventures especially making websites that will attract tourists from Africa and other continents.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Italian: Intermediate
    Swahili (Kiswahili): Intermediate
    Hindi: Beginner

    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

    We give an opportunity for our volunteers to be a part of our community by providing for them an accommodation in comfortable and self contained rooms. Workawayers will be served with indigenous delicious meals in time and will be given a chance to prepare their own meals in case they want to.

    Workawayers will be offered laundry cleaning services and will be given an opportunity to learn how to wash their own clothes with hands.
    For the good of their health during their period of stay with us, they should have COVID-19 test certificate, and medical insurance and can easily access a medical doctor.

    We have a Christian background, therefore we prefer Workawayers who are Christians. Workawayers are not allowed to bring alcohol or smoke in accommodation premises. In all our accommodation premises, gates strictly close at 10:00pm and open at 6:00am.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    As our location is in the southwestern region of Uganda, there is much to explore in this area by Visiting cultural and community centers in Mbarara city, rural villages and farmland, trek for primates and a vast variety of birds and other creatures in one or more of Uganda's national parks, take a safari in Queen Elizabeth or Mburo National Park. Shop, attend cultural activities/events. We will be able to assist in organizing/advising on transportation or other needs as they arise.

    Vehicles can be hired for self driving for Workawayers with an International Driving License.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We have a descent Wi-Fi connection. We would like volunteers who are well skilled in web and mobile app development. These include; back end developers, front end developers and graphic designers; website developers, online marketing specialist, and fundraising for investment. Mostly to train and empower youth entrepreneurs.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • 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: 313371584783