Building strong circles of support around children at Risk in Mbale, Uganda

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Uganda

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  • Description

    Description

    The Peri-urbun slums of Namakwekwe lies on the Northern Fridge of Mbale city with 80% of impoverished residents living in a substandard housing with minimal access of Quality education, Clean Water, Sanitation and Waste Management. Many families have been displaced and others perished from the neighboring rural district of Bududa due to landslides and floods.

    The community’s only model school “Parental Childcare” improving access to affordable quality Early Childhood Education to curb down different categories of children including Orphans, vulnerable and street kids cases, Led by a committed Board and trained volunteers. Due to Covid - 19, our Project front line intervention is crucial to the education, healthcare and safety of the vulnerable children.

    Social challenges include domestic violence, family breakout, child abandonment, high numbers of orphaned are at-risk and a high teenage pregnancy rate among the young girls. Namakwekkwe is in a dangerous environment for children and youth; disturbingly, incidents of family abuse, abduction, murder, rape, ritual mutilation, forced prostitution and trafficking are common.

    Jeremiah, a Rotarian and along with others Initiated these Community Project as caretakers to treat the children of this Communities with respect and love. Located in Eastern part of Uganda, near the slopes of Mt. Elgon, you'll find the Parental Childcare Nursery and Primary School, Registered as a Community Based Organization (CBO)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Elderly Companionship
    Teaching
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Hospitality/Tourism
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cross-cultural Skills in a Globalized World, Work in New Environments, Continued Connections to different places In a local community by practicing local agricultural farming in gardens, ploughing using Oxen, Irrigation of coffee seedlings, grazing animals (caws, goats) and staying with elderly people, taking care of them and exchanging the local and traditional culture, Make New Friends.

    We do not have any fees to charge the Volunteers, unless if the volunteer feels like supporting the project or sponsoring children who are needy or orphans in the school/community.

    While in the host country, one typically has the chance to thoroughly experience the culture of their host country. This occurs through direct application as a result of living with a family native to the region, going to learn as well as teaching with true residents (children) of the country, and through various other means. This finds themselves completely immersed within a different culture once they have arrived in their host countries, due to differences in the cuisine, architecture, familial tradition, and even the ways in which people carry out conversation! After having spent a significant amount of time within the host country.

    This excellent learning opportunity of culture, visiting circumcision sites, to different types and tribal dances, Languages, and typically leaves Volunteers with better understanding for people of all sorts.

    In addition to learning of the culture of the host country, many exchange volunteers become familiar with the ways of life of people all around the world through meeting other exchange volunteers. This is guaranteed to be amusing, and very interesting!

    Meet new friends from all around the world: By being a volunteer, you will meet friends from all around the world. Your program will have meetings and trips for you where you get to meet other volunteers. It is so much fun when they get together because you have so much in common.

    They will also meet tons of native friends in your host country that you will have a close relationship with for the rest of your life.

    Children will be very much exited to meet Volunteers, have fun, and other children will have to touch and feel whether the white skin is the same like there's or its different.

    Our culture is quite different and there are some things that we have to put into consideration, and we fill this has to be respected as we stay with families who are not familiar with drinking alcohol, smoking and drugs. Smoking cigarettes in public not allow in Uganda. Ladies should avoid wearing clothes that are transparent.

    We have a community which is so much welcoming, I don't think whether any Volunteer will leave without not being citified and happy. Volunteers from USA, Canada and German, we have friends whom we can link you to and have some inquiries.

  • Help

    Help

    The help we are seeking is to get Volunteers who are willing to learn/teach children English, Mathematics, Drawing, Shading and learn different cultures and languages, sharing with Kids, playing, singing and dancing (piano, Git-ta and any kind of instrument can be brought by you), Toys, clothes, equipment's can be also be carried. Children also desire to explore the current Technology and digital migration, come along with laptops, ipads and more to share the knowledge with them.

    Health center.
    we are in partnership with the a community health center were children receive treatment from. Malaria prevention campaigns through house sprays, destroying of breading zones, keeping the compound clean and proper use of mosquito nets. Management and prevention of diarrhea/Cholera by putting in place hand washing facilities, plate stands, keeping flies way.

    This center offers immunization services to Mothers and children, health promotion by educating children about keeping them self healthy in an environment they leave in either at home or school for example Hand washing, safe drinking water, having protective gears extra.

    Parental childcare Empowers women through the use of microfinance to enhance income generation and job opportunities to poor families as a popular tool of raising standards of living in slum areas by Providing the very poor families with small loans to invest in their micro enterprises, increase their incomes, and increase their families' well-being. As women are more likely to spend the majority of their personal incomes on improving the family situation, this economic empowerment greatly benefits their children, who are generally more likely to attend school and have better nutrition.

    HIV/AIDS Testing and medication/awareness to the community, children, teachers and parents. Antenatal services by examining of pregnant Mothers, maternal services by conducting deliveries and caring for the new born babies, Counseling and family planning services are also offered at the center. Most of our children at school are born from this health center. Doctors, Nurses and the rest of Volunteers can come and render there Volunteer work both at school and at the health center.

    For those who may be interested to support a child or else support the school through Networking and Fundraising and also Improving on the income generating projects, Cafe and printing machines that have been a cornerstone (Mother/bread winner) to the school.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Luganda, Ganda: Intermediate
    Swahili (Kiswahili): Intermediate

    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 have self contained Rooms (4) to accommodate the volunteers with good environment, a veranda where they can seat and view the slopes of Mt Elgon and the Town. security available, the House is fenced all around with concrete wall, we have Dogs of the Neighbor that helps us and notify whoever comes at the Gate. they can enjoy with us the P.A. Coffee, local and natural delicious foods, Posho, Matooke (Bananas), Greens, Beans, Rice, and so many varieties of different foods, But not all the time because it will affect our school Budget due to the economic situation in the country.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Once you land at Entebbe airport, board to Kampala in the bus park by public means, then you will board a bus YY Coaches to Mbale Bus Park where I will pick you up. We can arrange for private means if needed.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 2 hours a day, 5 days a week

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