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The community Based Organisation was founded by Toris,Tour operator and a guide,
Organisation was founded in 2019,its is based in Kibale Forest,just 10 mins from UWA office of chimpanzee permits and consists of
Educates children from families who can't afford to pay tuition fees and other school requirements. Currently it involves 3 Teachers, 1 cook and 2 staff members, around 60childten in the kindergarten.
Most residents in villages around Kibale Forest are farmers without regular income. Many of them know how to make crafts for every day life from different materials like papyrus,banana leaves,Eucalyptus trees .Currently we have 15 women and 6men to see their hand made items. We are planning to start anew project for example reusable sanitary pads for young girls and women who are not able to afford them will be beneficiaries and we plan on teaching them how to make them.
We recently we gave away pigs to 15 different families in different villages in 2 year time and we shall continue to expand the project to different families we started with.
We started with pigs,families take care of them,when they produce,the pass the off spring to another family. The aim is to provide a pig for every family which will help them to pay for children school education.
Involve 15 locals,who practice traditional dance we help them connect with tourist resorts ,to earn some money by performing for foreigner guests.
By teaching local people about HIV/AIDS,Hygiene ,sanitation ,family planning, environmental conservation, we try to create a better future for local communities.
We try to benefit the local community from tourism by providing Tour and travel services, home stays (camp site and guest home)for foreigner guests and connecting them with activities run by locals.
8.Women and Community Empowerment
We work with girls ,local women and indeed all members via empowerment through education skills,Tailoring, Jewelry making, basking waving,mat making,vegetable growing,,crop growing and so much more.
The Aims of the Organization is to to give a hand of support to local community Development, through Health care,Education, job creation connecting local people in cultural activities, and tradition such as to contribute to the lives of less privileged children,orphans, farmers and un employed people that live around Kibale Forest Near Bigondi.
REQUEST TO OUR FRIENDS.
IF INTERESTED PLEASE ASK OUR "WISH LIST"of things you can bring to aid in our education programs(such as learning toys,used laptops and sewing materials etc).
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If its your first time in Uganda, know that Uganda is the most popular African country,with high spirit of hospitality, and so friendly.
Visitors are welcomed by local people and they feel good and proud to communicate with foreigners.
HOW TO REACH TO OUR ORGANIZATION.
We recommend you to book your flight from your country directly to Entebbe international air port which is near to Kampala capital city.The organization will organise
Transport from the air port to volunteer's house on the cost of the volunteer.The time from the air port to the house is 5-6 hours of drive,depending on traffic.
Before visiting Uganda, we recommend you to consult your doctor to test diseases like Covid 19,,typhoid, hepatitis B and A as well.
Types of help and learning opportunitiesCharity WorkArt ProjectsLanguage practiceHelp with Eco ProjectsElderly CompanionshipTeachingGardeningDIY and building projectsFarmstay helpCreating/ Cooking family mealsHelp around the houseHospitality/TourismHelp with Computers/ Internet
UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve
Cultural exchange and learning opportunities
The travelers can enjoy hiking local hills,can go to canoes trekking, visit some crate lakes,swamps,Toroo botanical gardens,Volunteer can go to safari,kibale national park ,semuliki national park,for GorillaTrekking,chimpanzee Trekking,chimpanzee habituation,
Attending local community walk,organised music dance and drama prepared by locals,
Watching Foot ball
Schools,we are ready and willing to organise for you a safari to East Africa.
A quick Google (maps) search will show that Fort portal is the tourism City.
A beautiful gift will be given to a volunteer as a sign of appreciation.
At the end of your volunteering session ,we shall offer you a certificate of merit which will help build your career as an up coming social worker.
Projects involving children
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
We are on the following issues
1.TEACHERS FOR TEACHING.
We need who can teach English, music, art drawing, painting, accounting, sports and theatre and craft making and fashion designing to our women and youth.
2.HELP WITH SOCIAL MEDIA ,WEB DESIGN AND GRAPHIC DESIGN.
We are still not good with social media, web website design and graphic design
Thus why we need a volunteers who
Are able to help in the areas.
3.PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEO ASSISTANCE.
We currently need a volunteers who will help us with photography and videoing our various classes and events.
Conducted by organization.
4.GRANT AND PROPOSAL WRITER
We need of professional
grant and proposal writer Volunteers able to find the niches in our projects qualified for one- time big funding.
5.HELPING TO PAINT AND DECORATE THE CLASSES.
We desire to paint our class rooms,make them happy place and conducive for learning.
6.HELP US WITH FUNDRAISING
We are a non profit organization, we are in need of volunteers who can organise fundraising opportunities both locally and internationally so that we can facilitate the necessary projects to help the development of the community in general.
This host offers a language exchange
I like language exchange and culture exchange, teaching my language to gusts and more so learning new language from them.
Currently we provide free accommodation for workawayers in a shared house with different private rooms.
You will not probably not enjoy the luxury of your home country.
Rain showers are not common here, instead ,you will learn to clean your self with a bucket of water and soap (it's not difficult, and will even enjoy and become more cleaner afterwards.
Likewise ,clothes and bedsheets are hand washed and ironed.
Workawayers will enjoy their meals in the dinning room, often with family members.
Simple dishes are prepared by a maid.
These are dishes include sweet potatoes, beans,matooke (savory banana)porridge, rice,chapti,posho,(cornmeal porridge, cassava ,maize,some veggies and sometimes fish or meat.
We are charity organization,with small budget and voluntary donations of food are not un welcome. If you desire special meals it's up to you to purchase food in town and prepare the food.
Tap water is used for washing and cooking. Drinking water is boiled but you might want to buy bottled water which is available and clean too.
The place is secure and safe,no trace passes.
The place is equipped with electricity,this means that you can charge your phone,laptop, tablet, power bank but not at the same time.
Currently there is no Wi-Fi at the place. Workawayers are advised to purchase a Ugandan Sim cards with Internet bundles.
There are different providers of Sim cards with Internet bundles and minutes but Mtn and airtel are most common.
You can purchase a sim card upon arrival in Entebbe or Kampala, but there are also possibilities in Fort portal
Sim card including registration free will cost you around 20000UGX,(5,44USD,4,480EUR).the Ugandan mobile system works with mobile money that you put on your phone as it were mobile wallet.
Mobile money can be used to buy internet bundles, to call or to send messages and it's also possible to withdraw or transfer money through your phone.
In general,monthly 10G internet bundles will cost you 50000UGX(13,59USD,12EUR).
In order to use social media, in Uganda, you need to pay taxes to Ugandan government. Monthly social media tax is 6000UGX(1,63USD,1,44EUR)
In Fort portal there are many Internet cafes to be found ,or if you want to relax while browsing, you can order a coffee in a hotel with Wi-Fi zone.
There are different ways of traveling from one place to another in Uganda.
Within cities (such as Kampala) uber and bodaboda are used,in towns people rely on bodaboda motorcycles between towns buses and matatus are used for
Aboda boda is a motorcycle(motor bike) that functions as a taxi ,carrying up to 3 people.
It's often a pleasant ride with a possibility of observing environment with a cooling breeze in your hair.To avoid ulgy discussions after the ride, the price for a bodaboda is needs to be established before mounting the bike. With time ,you will understand the pricing and comfortable bargain with your bodaboda driver.
What else ...
We shall give a certificate of appreciation after your duration . our organization does not have enough money to support all the needy group,so in case you have second hand clothes,laptops,any thing you bring us is highly welcome Looking forward to welcome You.
A little more information
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Can host digital nomads
We welcome online volunteers as well as those who want to come and volunteer with us physically in Uganda now that airports have been reopened volunteers can come and work with us physically. On line volunteers can volunteer with us by designing ,organising webinars,organising fundraising on line,agriculture innovativation on our behalf and a lots more exciting opportunities just in touch
Space for parking camper vans
Space for parking for any type of the vehicle
Can possibly accept pets
How many Workawayers can stay?
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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