NGO help supporting children and women in Fort Portal, Uganda

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Uganda

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  • Description

    Description

    COME AND SUPPORT OUR CHARITY ORGANISATION,ASSIST WOMEN,CHILDREN,VULNERABLE AND YOUTH.
    "THE SKY IS NO LONGER THE LIMIT"
    JUST 35km From Fortportal Town and 25 from Kamwenge Town Kamwenge District.

    Kamwenge District is part of Tooro kingdom, Toroo sub region, found in western Uganda,the natural beauty of flora and fauna of kibale National Park has made it a tourist destination, which hosts an estimated 12,455 tourists annually.
    It's situated in the middle of with kibale forest National park and Queen Elizabeth National Park .
    There numerous went lands, tropical forests,glass lands ,wood lands in kibale national park.it has many tourist attractions and
    Bigodi Sanctuary is one of them, and it's source of income is trade and tourism.

    WHO ARE WE?
    We are registered charity organization as anon profit. The organization focuses on women's Empowerment through entrepreneurship skill training and health education, the protecting of children's rights through education and enhancing health education to youth, especially girl child education and menstruation issues.
    The head office is located at Byabasiita cell,Kahunge Town Council, Kamwenge District,Kampala Uganda,please Check on the Google map.
    T he Organization has THREE full time workers and FOUR part timers workers.

    OUR VISION:
    "To create a community in which children ,women and youth attain their rights and protection"

    OUR MISSION
    1.Protecting children's rights through providing education and basic needs to disadvantaged children.
    2.Enhancing women's empowerment through teaching them skills and health education.
    3.Enhancing health Ed for youth including one prevent diseases and menstrual issues.

    OUR VALUES
    .1.Transparency
    2.Community Participation
    3.Accountability
    4.Honesty.

    OUR CURRENT PROGRAMS:

    1.PROVISION OF EDUCATION TO THE CHILDREN.

    The organization has established a small centre which will help the community in large,the centre provides education to children aged from 2 to 10 .Most of the Children are coming from poor families and they cannot afford to pay and meet scholastic materials. Let us join hands together and support and help these little angels to fulfil their dreams. (Friends together we can stand and make a different positive impact.)

    In completion of our objects of helping the needy children, these are some of services we offer in our centre.

    a) Teaching English both oral and written.
    b) writing numbers and counting .
    C) Teaching agriculture and hygiene and sanitation.
    d)singing and dancing.
    e) playing and teaching football and other games.
    f) provision of meals, snacks,books,bags, pencils, school uniform, clothes, shoes and so much more.

    2.HOME VISITING PROGRAM:

    We started this program with aim of observing and knowing the living situations and conditions of both parents/guardians who have their children in our centre. In this program we give
    a chance to parents/guardians to understand the aims of the organization towards helping their children in our centre and even to help the organization discovered the difficulties faced by both children and guardians.
    This program is not only applicable for the children in our centre but also for women we are helping . you can prepare the questions which will allow you to know exactly what they are going through.

    3.FUNDRAISING FOR COMPLETING /MAINTAINING OUR CURRENT CLASS ROOMS.
    The children centre we have now is a rental ,we don't own the land ,although we are not owning the land but still we are using it ,so dear friends you are not limited to come and we join hands to help and finish classes for little Angels to have a better education and good place for learning as we work hard to buy our own land for constructing our school for children .
    Through fundraising we can able to maintain the current environment,establishing /putting playing equipments, increase some deals,and chairs ,proving uniforms ,providing books,teaching and learning materials as well as painting the clause rooms.

    4.WOMEN EMPOWERMENT PROGRAM:
    We are helping women with various social and economic aspects to make sure that they can have the ability to be financial independent and self sufficient,there by gaining respect in community .we teach them skills to attain this.We teach them about health ,education and various life skills to also aide them for their future. We trained them in innovation agriculture and craft making and are now warning some little money.

    5.EDUCATION TO YOUTH.
    We are teaching them international language and other business skills which will help them to be self employed and create more jobs.
    We are also providing health education in the avoidance of early pregnancy ,STDS,diseases like HIV/AIDS and menstrual issues. We are arranging seminars and various events in order to provide entrepreneurship skills.

    6.VULNERABLE GROUP.
    We support them by offering counseling on how to fight stigma in community,education but this has been a challenge since some need a special education materials,they Need special chairs which we have been unable to give,we teach them how to make hand crafts and many others.


    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).

    IS IT THE FIRST TO VISIT UGANDA? GET TO KNOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    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.
    OUR HEALTH

    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 opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Elderly Companionship
    Teaching
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Hospitality/Tourism
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • 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

    I like language exchange and culture exchange, teaching my language to gusts and more so learning new language from them.

    A volunteer will also enjoy the nature and tourism around Uganda, visiting happening places, like play grounds to watch football, schools and so much more.
    A quick Google (maps) search will show that kamwenge is located in an area of with many touristic attraction a.
    Example of the activities that you can fill your free time with are visiting National parks(elephants,lions hippos etc.
    Hiking and trekking in Ruwenzori mountains primate tours,(chimpanzees gorillas,) relaxing in natural hot springs or visiting the crater lakes.
    We will happily provide you with information and help you organize your trips to discover this interesting region of the peal of Africa.

    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

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    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.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent

    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.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    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.

    Food.
    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.

    Water
    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.

    Electricity.
    The place is equipped with electricity,this means that you can charge your phone,laptop, tablet, power bank but not at the same time.
    Internet.

    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, buy there are also possibilities in Kamwenge
    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 Kamwenge 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.

    Transport
    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
    transport.

    Abodaboda is a motorcycle 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 ...

    What else ...

    Being a non profit organization, we don't offer stipends for our volunteers but a certificate e of merit and a beautiful gift shall be give to a volunteer at the time of departure.
    During your stay our team,will also teach you how to prepare Ugandan/African dishes
    Volunteers should embrace themselves for hospitable reception .Ugandans are very hospitable and outgoing people.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    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 camper vans

    Space for parking for any type of the vehicle

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

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    Hours expected

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


Host ref number: 629553365527