Come and help at our community school in Rubanda district, Uganda. Experience areas nearby!

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Uganda

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    23/08/2019

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  • Description

    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 students unable to attend secondary school with high-quality vocational skills by delivering an affordable learning environment with training from caring, experienced instructors.

    Goals of this Project:
    • To increase capacity beyond 30 students per semester
    • To incorporate a sweater business targeted at producing uniforms for local schools
    • To become completely self-sustained
    • To expand curriculum into areas including: agribusiness, husbandry (poultry, piggery), hotel management

    Volunteers provide much-needed support and assistance to our COMMUNITY VOCATIONAL TRAINING SCHOOL, a non-profit making organization dedicated to providing technical skills to students unable to continue their education into secondary school. Its aim is to promote girls’ education and take away poverty making 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).

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Building
    Charity work
    Language practice
    Teaching

  • 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

  • Help

    Help

    Volunteers provide much-needed support and assistance to our COMMUNITY VOCATIONAL TRAINING SCHOOL, a non-profit making organization dedicated to providing technical skills to students unable to continue their education into secondary school. Its aim is to promote girls’ education and take away poverty making a sustainable impact in the community.

    Practical training is provided in knitting, sewing, agriculture, business management and other skills to aid self-sustainability. 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 children, 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

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

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English

  • Accommodation

    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. Y 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

  • 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


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