JOIN US AND HELP WITH OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY PROJECTS IN BUDAKA AND PALLISA.
We are an organization dealing with projects in poverty alleviation, schools and academics, health, community empowerment, agriculture, supporting the less fortunate children and and their families.
IT IS A TRUSTED PLACE, FRIENDLY WITH MEANINGFUL VOLUNTEERING AND FREE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL VOLUNTEERS AND STUDENTS.
We are looking for volunteers, organizations, foundations, donors and well wishers to work with us. Do give us an email to partner with us on local grassroots community projects in Budaka and Pallisa.
We do enjoy meeting people from all around the world, sharing our experiences and good times with them, I will respond to most of your messages since I have internet access.
We kindly request volunteers to feel free with us, ask any questions of their interest on getting around Budaka and Pallisa learning local language like lugwere, luganda and experiencing the culture of the local communities.
We happen to be leading a registered Community Based Organization (C.B.O) founded with an objective of alleviating poverty, illiteracy, counseling and guidance among the communities of Budaka and Pallisa plus the neighboring areas restoring hopes and dreams to the less fortunate children and their families.
As an organization, we strive to provide good quality education, health care, farming equipment and empowering the disadvantaged children and their families to have success in their homes.
We are blessed with a lovely, loyal, intelligent and welcoming family. A family with good integrity and hospitality to all volunteers and locals visiting around from different corners of the globe.
Normally in our culture, families gather around during evening times after their duties and share their experiences, stories of long ago, read novels, have laughs and eat together.
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Eco Projects
Help with Computers/ Internet
HOW VOLUNTEERS WILL BENEFIT FROM THE CULTURAL EXCHANGE.
1). Volunteers working with us will have freedom to do any manual work according to their own wish.
2). Volunteers can organize and visit some waterfalls around the neighboring districts and game parks.
2)volunteers can spend their free time in local parks, clubs, watching live matches at the stadium, watching movies, international matches but this will be up to the volunteer's wallet as it involves travel costs.
3). Volunteers will acquire cultural styles of living in our local community.
4). Volunteers will acquire cultural experience in ways of greeting like in the local community, we greet for about two minutes.
Volunteers will also be trained to speak local languages like Lugwere commonly spoken in the community.
5). Volunteers will learn about the many cultures and tribes around the communities, of which tribe is so reactive when pissed off.
6). Volunteers will learn how to graze animals in Uganda compared to their home countries.
7). Volunteers will learn that poverty is endemic here, most people are subsistence farmers, how gentle Ugandans are and the big love for everyone who joins them.
8). Volunteers will also learn how to bargain in the markets and learn ways of avoiding hiked prices.
9). Volunteers will also see how cheap food is in Uganda.
10). Volunteers will also learn how to whistle while stopping a boda boda for transportation, boda boda ia a s local word that means a motorcycle used for transport.
11). Eating local foods which is very different from from anything you will get at home.
12). Enjoying great music of the drums played by Ugandans and volunteers can be also given to try if interested.
13). Photographer's enthusiasm, plenty of smiling villagers exceptionally the beautiful children.
Volunteers will participate in projects of their interest that serves the local community. Activities range from:
1). Helping to improve computer literacy to community members and the children.
2). Teaching in our primary schools and secondary schools affiliated to our organization.
3). Carrying out physical education with the kindergarten classes.
4). Playing soccer matches with the children, community youth members and other locals around.
5). Training and Carrying out agricultural skills and activities with the local communities.
6). Creating a compelling raising video for us, this in case we have a specific project to attend to and funds are un available. We shall be to provide the information and content but an expert in putting it together in a good story.
7). Review and ammend for us grant proposals, putting it in proper English language.
8). Writing funding proposals, need volunteers to help us in granting writing to help us prepare and write professional grant proposals to relevant funding foundations.
9). Organizing crowd fundraising in your home country or residential country, to help local projects improve on their standards.
Luganda, Ganda: Fluent
Guests will be staying with our family or guest house upon volunteer's wish. Our family has reserved two bedrooms to accommodate couple or single volunteers.. Three meals will be provided a day e.g breakfast before going to work, lunch at 12 pm and dinner after work. local meals like rice, matooke, banana, yams and many others to mention but a few are provided and volunteers can contribute to their dietary specifications if they want. Visitors are free to cook and prepare meals to their standard choices and can be given assistance in case of need and that's if they want too. The community has no running water but we made sure we make plumbing available in the host house and guest house thus we use buckets full of water to flush the toilets after use, and bathing is by use of a basin and a water scooper from the basin to wash one's body.
LIGHTING IN THE HOUSE.
We use solar light systems for charging and lighting the house, and electricity has been extended to our villages and we are in a process of installation.
We have water delivered to the house everyday in jerrycans.
With our visitors, we enjoy sharing and exchanging cultures and sometimes partying out or eating.
We hope all our visitors will know and understand more when they visit around the community, Micheal Jackson quoted that "(If you wanna make the world a better place take a look yourself then make change.")
WiFi can be obtained at the nearby town in Mbale, where we have cafes and banks available with good ATMS machine.
During your stay, your linens will be washed twice a week on arrangements and your bedroom be cleaned daily. We have separate bedrooms for our guests.
Ground Transportation is by use of motor bikes (boda bodas) which carry about 2-3 passengers, taxi's and the fares are relatively good.
AIRPORT PICK UP
In case a volunteer needs assistance with airport pickups, this can be arranged according to the volunteer's wish and he/she meets the costs upon agreement.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week