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Come spend your time with kids and learn more about African culture in Mbale, Uganda

  • Uganda
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  • Last activity: 27 Mar 2023



 Min stay requested: 1 week or less



  • Description


    In Uganda, 50,000 children are growing up in orphanages. Nearly all have family.

    Orphanages make orphans out of children. We help set up community hub centers that provide services that PREVENT family separation in the first place.

    Every day, families in crisis or poverty are forced to give up their children in the hope of a better life. Decades of research prove what we know in our hearts: a family is the best place for a child to grow up.

    The Foundation helps reunite children with their own families where possible and finds loving, Ugandan adoptive or foster families where the child’s own family cannot be found or is unsafe. We help set up community hub centers that provide services that prevent family separation in the first place.

    We also got some kids we care for and as for that reason we encourage volunteers to come through and give a hand to help a child's Life. Any support is highly appreciated, for example, Teaching, Gardening, and many others that can encourage these kids to have a better future.

    On top of that we fight hard to manage the illiterate adults, both mothers, fathers and grands.

    However feels this at heart, your a warmly invited to experience a life with us in return for accommodation, touring, learning different traditions, language and many others.

    The purpose of the Foundation is to reduce the suffering of the vulnerable children, build their capacity through giving them skills empowerment, love, care, education and simple activities to do so that they become productive in the society in the near future.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Elderly Companionship
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Charity Work
    Language practice
    Art Projects
    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

    Travelers will benefit through many experiences like friendship, knowing different cultures and the norms plus tradition, visiting various tours for adventure, like mount elgon, sipi falls, mount wanale, caves, rocks for example nyero rock. and many others

    In all volunteers will have a good time to know more about Africa and Uganda in particular.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    Income Generating Projects
    Agricultural activities include:
    _Horticulture, vegetable gardens, poultry and bee keeping
    Skilling projects include:
    _ catering knowledge, plumbing, tiling, brick laying, carpentry electrical knowledge and pasturing

    Physical well-being
    • Lack of access to health care (Medicine, immunization)
    • Vulnerable to disease, especially HIV/AIDS and malaria

    Family and social well-being
    • Lack of one or both parents
    • Being forced to live on the street because parents cannot support all/any of children
    • Family breakdown
    • Polygamous family
    • Households with many children and with no use of family planning
    • Inability to enroll in school or to pursue education on an ongoing basis as a result of school costs, uniform, books, pens, etc.
    • Lack of protection from abuse, exploitation.

    Financial and material well-being
    • Lack of money, clothing, food, accommodation, material goods such as bicycles, books, bedding, cooking
    • Lack of land
    • Lack of skills
    • Lack of opportunities and sources of income
    • Child labor exploitation
    • Lack of access to transport and Communication facilities.

    Political well-being
    • Lack of freedom of speech
    • Lack of security

    Environmental well-being
    • Living in an area susceptible to land Slides, floods and drought
    • Lack of clean and safe water
    • Lack good hygiene and sanitation

    Child Caring
    Communication & Marketing
    Arts & Crafts

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent

    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


    Guest Room, Self contained plus a mosquito net,
    Meals available at all times

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Singing on stages, Visiting the communities chiefs and also partying around if possibles and anything to make our volunteer cheer.

  • 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 have enough room for those a couple and family, we have wifi and everything is okay .. Thanks

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    The space can keep on vehicle please and we have enough room for families.. feel free to join us .. blessings

  • 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: 919279278185


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