Elders and children empowerment in sironko eastern uganda



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    We are a community-based organization located in the rural Sironko District in Eastern Uganda. We support vulnerable children and the wider community around them by transforming the children's lives through education, rehabilitation and talent development. With the support of family members and volunteers, We are currently supporting 30 children under the age of 13 years, hoping to be able to help more children as the organization develops. Moreover, the organization supports elderly people and is engaged in different ecological projects and education about sustainability/environment.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Elderly Companionship
    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance

  • 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

    "Let's Smile Together"

    Volunteering in this project will definitely change your life in a way that you experience living in an African community, and feel the positive change and movement that is possibly when everybody starts doing a little bit.
    Besides this life changing experience, Uganda and its people really ARE one of the friendliest and most welcoming people in the world. It is thus easy to get in touch with people and their life stories. Furthermore, you will get experiences in working for a growing nonprofit organization, mostly in a practical way but also in a theoretical managerial perspective.

    Lastly, volunteers MUST explore the beauty of Uganda, and Sironko District is a great starting point for this in the Eastern Region of Uganda. Sironko is mountainous, has a river and sisi water falls. Moreover, it is close to the famous Sipi Falls and to Mt. Elgon. Moreover, volunteers can experience safari tours with close-by safari operators or the big city life in Kampala or Jinja with its various sites. We are also happy to do tours together with you, and of course, we provide transport from the airport and back to make your arrival most convenient for you.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    Volunteering with us could be your next opportunity for experiencing life in Uganda, Africa, and for making a difference in the lives of these children, young and elderly people - So, join us! :)

    We welcome all people with various skills or ideas that support the children, elderly, and the community as a whole. These skills might include teaching skills such as in the area of art, ecology, sustainability, sports, dance, yoga and many more, skills in engineering, construction, gardening as well as general maintenance. Moreover, fun being around children and/or elderly people is very important! :)

    Please choose your own period of time to stay - the longer you stay, the happier we are but sometimes a short stay is a worthwhile experience, too! So, let's talk about it...

    Our currents projects in an overview:

    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ Art and Craft Project for Children and Young People
    We teach children various craft skills for example making hand bags, hats, mats, etc.Art and craft lessons are scheduled every Saturday after their boarding school studies.We market the products and support the organization.

    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ Hygiene and Sanitation Project Children and Young People
    We sensitize children about having access to facilities for the safe disposal of human waste (feces and urine), as well as having the ability to maintain hygienic conditions, through services such as garbage collection, industrial/hazardous waste management, and wastewater treatment and disposal.

    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ Ecology Project
    We sensitize people how people and nature depend on one another through planting trees and visiting beautiful nature. It's our major concern to understand ways human activities affect earth over time.

    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ Elderly Care Project
    There a lot of abandoned elders in our community ,some have lost families or didn't have children ,others have been affected by tribal wars and they really can't work to satisfy their needs.
    Our Elderly care project is majorly to support all elders through family based care and medical treatment.
    We currently support 4 elders..
    we would like to have fan with our elders learn more from each other and strengthen our relationship with them,
    usually we visit them and cook some food,help them in general hygiene and its really fan when it comes to sharing a variety of fruits with them.
    our goal is to build an elder care resource center and support everyone,
    The older you get,the more you tell it like it used to be.

  • Languages

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


    There are two different options for staying - and you can choose the option you prefer; either in a room of the family's house, or a single house nearby with more space (and a toilet/latrine outside).

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You will spend your free time touring and traveling around depending on how you like !

  • 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

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 524344783486