Education and eco projects to create positive change in one's life - Mbale Uganda



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    Our project which is a community organisation was set up to holistically address issues that affect the community more so widows, vulnerable women and children and the elderly groups.
    Hence our core goal is to build a society where empowered widows, vulnerable women and children and other marginalised groups can communicate their ideas, exhibit their potential and take action to change their lives, their communities and country at large.
    In order to embrace the above the organisation takes on a number of activities;
     Widows/women empowerment program and support through saving scheme initiatives.
     Poverty eradication programs.
     Girl child education campaign.
     Health education
     Elderly support program
     Climate change campaigns. Etc
    This is possible as the organisation coordinates with a well organised groups of widows, youth, elders and community leaders who are part of creating a community driven approach to develop sustainable programs necessary for a self sufficient and health community.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Elderly Companionship
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Charity Work
    Language practice
    Art Projects
    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

    Our volunteers will be always introduced to;
    • Beautiful Ugandan culture
    • Language exchange
    • Delicious local dishes.
    • Amazing African nature.
    • African art and music,
    An experience worthy remembering and sharing forever is what our volunteers should expect to learn and be part of it while volunteering with us.

  • Help


    Basketry.this is weaving of baskets this project is spearheaded by the women and we welcome any one who has more hand on skills to train and impact on our community women as far as women empowerment is concerned.
    Health care and Education: Volunteers can help provide treatment and health care if qualified in that field,then also educate the kids and communities on general health aspects,public health, STDs,and others.
    Teaching: we have our own small kindergarten as a project but however our Volunteers also can teach at local schools in our communities a signed to by the hosting project, where English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies and Creative Arts are taught. Volunteers may also train children in sports activities like football, netball and other outdoor activities.
    Building:currently we are on the process of building a permanent class block for our school, our school Tobin nursery school currently holds a temporary wooden class structure and we trying our level best to ensure that we establish a permanent class for our little ones and we welcome any form of support towards our objective.
    Training local farmers on modern agricultural methods: Because of the change in weather patterns, many of the local crops, which provide income for the families, have been dying or not growing well. Volunteers are asked to plant trees and other crops such as maize and beans, etc

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Luganda, Ganda: Fluent
    Swahili (Kiswahili): Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Our volunteers always are accommodated in the villages with they sleep with our families of the project members, but however they are distributed depending on the numbers,

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is no doubt Uganda is home to beautiful features and sceneries, Being close to Mt Elgon and Elgon national game park, Sipi falls, River Nile, and a unique culture for exploring during weekends, will always provide our volunteers with a unique and rare experience in their life time.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 3 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 886937421756