Help our community school Empowered Girls Project and explore the area in Rubanda district, Uganda



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  • Description


    Vision & Mission:
    To end the cycle of poverty in the local region – specifically those who grow up and subsequently fall into the rock quarry industry.

    To provide older girls unable to attend secondary school with high-quality vocational skills through an affordable learning environment with training from caring, experienced instructors.

    To provide nursery care and education to younger girls unable to receive same through an affordable learning environment with teaching from caring, experienced instructors.

    Goals of this Project:
    • To accommodate every girl's educational and vocational needs
    • To incorporate a sweater business targeted at producing uniforms for local schools
    • To become completely self-sustained
    • To expand vocational curriculum into areas including: agribusiness, husbandry (poultry, piggery), hotel management
    • To expand educational curriculum into areas such as self-mastery, interpersonal communications and women's empowerment
    • To be environmentally friendly

    Volunteers provide much-needed support and assistance to the COMMUNITY VOCATIONAL TRAINING SCHOOL and the SCHOOL FOR EMPOWERED GIRLS both non-profit making organizations dedicated to providing technical skills and education to girls. Its aim is to reduce poverty and make a sustainable impact in the community.

    We are located in Kengoma village, Bubaare sub-county, Rubanda district, 15 km from Kabale in the mountains surrounding Lake Bunyonyi (South-West Uganda).

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance
    Charity Work
    Language practice

  • 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

    Participate in ccultural activities
    The opportunity to work for, on behalf of, and with a receptive and welcoming community
    The opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of young women
    Confirmation of Volunteer Service
    Guiding to nearby attractions like Lake Bunyoni, pygmy village
    Canoeing, trekking

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    The Vocational School currently provides practical training in knitting, sewing, agriculture, business management and other skills to aid self-sustainability. The School for Empowered Girls currently provides nursery care and education Science, Social Studies, Math, and English. The project is severely understaffed and underfunded, which is why we are in urgent need of volunteers. For volunteers who truly want to make a difference to the lives of vulnerable girls, this program serves to protect and care for those who need it most.

    Type of teaching help needed:
    - english
    - drawing
    - moral behaviors
    - computer literacy
    - agriculture, crop growing
    - environmental sustainability

    Type of administrative help needed:
    - networking for donations and sponsorship
    - promotion of the school and opportunities for tourism, homestays, camping, overlanders

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Free place to camp, or stay with a local family. The location of the local family is in Bufuka village, Kitumba sub-county, Kabale district opposite a safari resort

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided. Meals are local food.
    Private room with mosquito netting for bed.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The School welcomes all volunteers 18 years and over who wish to assist in the support and development of some of Uganda’s most marginalized children and young adults. While this highly rewarding project does not require participants to have a background in the field of schooling, as there are many ways you can assist, volunteers with suitable education, qualifications or experience are highly sought after. Regardless, a volunteer’s individual role can often be tailored to suit their particular skills and interests. Volunteers on this project will need an understanding of English in order to communicate effectively with the local staff members. All applicants must of course display a genuine willingness to help, show drive, initiative and compassion, and bring a positive 'can-do' attitude. If this sounds like you, we want you on the team!

  • 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: 366349752784