Help wanted for a community development project in Mbale, Uganda

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Uganda

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  • Description

    Description

    Thanks so much for taking your time and reading through our profile. We would love to hear from you.

    If community work and desire to share knowledge is what you want to do, then you can be effective in making a lasting difference to someone's life. Come and experience a volunteering experience that will be a reward, gift and make memories to last a life time.

    We are a community development project which envisions in bringing socio-economic transformation by educating children and their mothers.

    Our passion is to connect with people allover the world to empower children and mothers to learn new skills, ways of thinking and cultural exchange. We are legally registered with the local government here in Uganda.

    We are undertaking a number of activities that include:-
    1. Teaching at our school handling children of ages 3 -14 years.
    2. Home based care for children.
    3. Adult tailoring and crafts classes.
    4. Girl child education support.
    5. Organic farming.
    6. General maintenance and physical construction.

    At the project, we have an ever increasing number of children and mothers we serve. They are innocent, curious, they have the energy and are willing to learn.

    We have internet signal at the project and access in the nearest town. We offer home stay, with a bed, mosquito nets, portable chairs, electricity and water. The available pets are a dog and two rabbits in the compound, with a garden with good nature.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Babysitting / child care
    Elderly Companion
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Charity work
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    While with us, volunteers will benefit in the following ways:-
    Enjoying nature
    Hiking
    Water falls viewing
    Learning the local language
    Making new friends
    Learning to prepare local dishes
    Enjoying the local culture
    Enjoying local tourism

    And also teach the locals your culture, way of life and language.

  • Help

    Help

    Our work day is very flexible, starting at eight in the morning, tea break at around 10:30 and ending at lunch time. Volunteers can also be asked to help with the evening chores and the preparation of supper.

    Because of the diversity of our project, there is a large range of activities to do at all times throughout the year. As a working project, the time of the year will determine your activities including:-

    School Assistance.
    -Assisting the teachers with music, sports, art and craft and curriculum subjects.
    -Help in cooking porridge and food, serving both the kids and the staff, and washing utensils.
    -Training children and mothers in tailoring, crafts and counseling.
    -Searching for partnership opportunities with other projects.

    Organic farming.
    The project has an organic garden for growing vegetables and crops which are are used for our feeding program. That activities here include weeding, planting and harvesting, tree nursery and transplanting.

    You can also take on animal graizing in the fields and milking, chicken feeding.

    Project Management.
    We are looking for opportunities to further develop and improve the project.
    -If you you have experience and skills in these areas,
    The other areas which require attention include computer training, art and craft, fundraising and promoting the works of our organization for more partnerships. We welcome you.

    Your involvement will increase on our efficiency and sustainability.

    Videography:
    Creation of a YouTube channel that captures and markets project activities like climate change, story telling, daily routine and girls children issues.

    For those interested in videography, we do not have any equipment here. So, you can help and come along with yours.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Luganda, Lumasaba

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We offer home stay, volunteers will share a house with the host but provided with a separate private bedroom with a bed, mosquito net, volunteers if they wish they can carry there own towels and sleeping bags.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    While here, you will have an opportunity to interact with the local community and the beautiful environment. The community is a home of free range tamed animals including cows, goats, dogs, rabbits and the like.

    The project will keep you busy during the week days but there are many fascinating places to visit during your free time in the evenings and the weekends.

    You will have memorable times at the caves, falls and plantations on mountain Elgon, wanale. Sipi falls and local languages and the culture.

  • 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

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week





Host ref number: 521517523334

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