We are a registered Non-Government Organisation working with the marginalized and vulnerable youths in Jinja District to alleviate poverty by providing ICT skills and helping organisations adopt the use of Information Communication Technology (ICT) in their day to day operations to better provide services to the communities they serve.
We are an ambitious, dedicated and focused organisation with a result based approach to solving problems. We work with those who are most affected, most vulnerable and those below the poverty line, including the youths, girls, disabled, children etc.
Our offices are located at Wairaka, 10 kms from Jinja town. We have training centres in Buwenda and Tubalera Vocational Training Centre. Both are a stone-throw from Jinja town centre.
We have transformed lives, inspired youths to achieve their dreams, ignite and spark children to aim to study computer science and its related disciplines, help others start their own enterprises, help NGO's and communities perform better.
Our programs are life changing and result oriented. People who had never touched a computer or ever heard of the word laptop, then in a short period of time they become web developers or computer programmers.
We provide free computer training to the marginalized rural communities in Jinja district, we are interested in ICT trainers and Business management teachers. In computers we teach web design and computer programming skills. In Business, we do accounting, marketing and digital marketing.
We are based in Jinja district, this is the 2nd capital city in Uganda, its a tourist hotspot, if need be we can pick you from the airport, you will live within the community you will work in. The people are warm, friendly and full of fun!!
We will plan the teaching schedule to fit your program. For accommodation and meals we do not provide, We will link you with a host family but if you prefer to live on your own we can arrange as well and on both, the cost are really minimal.
Your time with us will benefit the organisation, the learners and the community at large.
Our visitors will live within the community, they will immerse, learn the culture and traditions of the people they live with. They will help to transform youths from a non IT based to IT engaging youths. The visitors will have time to meet, link and exchange with different communities like going to local wedding ceremonies, meeting tribal leaders, going to attend culture functions etc.
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
Business/ Entrepreneurship trainers; Accounting, Marketing or Digital Marketing.
You will run, administer and manage , teach/train a class in any of the above subjects.
Accommodation varies depending on the visitors need. We do not have accommodation at this stage but we will link you with a host family or if you want to live on your own - on average it might cost you about £30.00 a month, this will go to the host family for accommodation or as payment for the rent.
There are lots of activities you can do in around Jinja during your time off, we will guide you along...Jinja being a tourist magnet you will have a wide selection of activities to do. We will introduce you to different culture activities and ensure you have the best time and bring back great memories.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
In developing countries (Where most hosts are involved in charity work or community development) some of our hosts may ask for a small donation to help the host family or charity (often less then 5 dollars per day) Workaway will allow this listing when the donation goes directly to the family or charity and is just to cover the cost of the volunteer‘s stay. (This will be clearly marked on the host listing).
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