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Help us around the Centre for the Needy and Vulnerable Children and learn our local Culture in Mbale, Uganda

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  • Activité récente: 14 juil. 2024



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  • Description


    My Name is Mukhwana David. The director and founder of the Children's Centre. I am passionate about children, living with disability, needy and vulnerable. We are currently creating awareness in the community, doing community visits where the needy and vulnerable children are so as to help them enjoy their right to education, medical and social wellbeing.

    Our daughter Esther (third born) is born with Down syndrome and we discovered it at three months. It was long after she was born. This condition was not detected at birth and the news caused a lot fear in us, we wondered how the relatives and the community will look at us. However through research, counseling from friends and prayers we managed to over come the fear and trauma.

    Many parents here believe that this disability is caused by bad luck or witchcraft. It’s also true that children with downs syndrome are sometimes hidden, abandoned or neglected by their parents and encounter discrimination in the community because of the above mis-conception. As a result, these children find it hard to integrate with fellow children in school, places of worship and other community activities due to fear of shame from the public.

    This is a voice of hope to parents of children with disabilities and going through the same fear and challenges like we did. We are here to encourage children with Down syndrome that they are like other normal children. They need love; care and patience because they have the potential to achieve great milestones in every aspect of life.

    Our areas of intervention include;

     1, Create societal awareness and sensitization about the children with Down syndrome.
     2. Education support and Vocation skills the needy and vulnerable children.
     3. Empower the teenage mothers and care takers through income generating activities (projects) to fight poverty
     4. We also train the community groups (women, men and youth) with micro-finance entrepreneurship skills.

    We have three locally paid staff.

    1) The Social worker. This one does the community visits and sensitization and teaching entrepreurship skills and other social human needs as may arise from time to time and also does counseling.
    2) The Nurse. This one attends to the children's general health needs and makes referrals to where necessary.
    3) The Teacher. This teaches the reading and writing skills and also sounds/verbal training for the children with down syndrome. we have plans of hiring another teacher to help the needy and orphans also with reading, writing skills, singing and playing with them

    This team doesn't work alone but along side other local volunteers to achieve our goals.

    We need support to;
    *Build a special needs school for children with Down syndrome.
    *To see Down syndrome, orphans and needy children acquire education
    *Establish a skills Centre/vocational school for the teen mums, Down syndrome, orphans and needy children.
    *Have a children’s community Centre.
    *Acquire demonstration farm for farming skills.
    * Create Income Generating Activities to raise support for children’s needs.
    *Website builders/developers for the organization
    *Volunteers with Knowledge in JIMDO applications
    *Computer and Camera for information and data management.
    *Education support, and other basic necessities for the needy and vulnerable children.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Projets artistiques
    Pratique d’une langue
    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Compagnie pour pers. âgée
    Bricolage et construction
    Baby-sitting et jeux créatifs
    Aide informatique/internet
  • Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de l’ONU
    Pas de pauvreté
    Faim «zéro»
    Bonne santé et bien-être
    Éducation de qualité
    Égalité entre les sexes
    Eau propre et assainissement
    Énergie propre et d'un coût abordable
    Travail décent et croissance économique
    Industrie, innovation et infrastructure
    Inégalités réduites
    Villes et communautés durables
    Consommation et production responsables
    Mesures relatives à la lutte contre les changements climatiques
    Vie aquatique
    Vie terrestre
    Paix, justice et institutions efficaces
    Partenariats pour la réalisation des objectifs
  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Appreciate our tradition cultural practices of circumcision of youth passage to adulthood called "imbalu".
    Learn how we carry out marriage ceremonies in African tradition
    Learning our local languages dialect
    Visit famous historical sites
    Visit Water falls from mount Elgon Slopes
    Do Mount climbing and site seeing
    Experience use of motor-cycle transport called "Boda boda"
    Learn how to prepare different delicious local meals like, "matooke, malewa"
    Learn Typical African home setting and parenting style.
    Learn about the different African beliefs and traditions.

  • Projets impliquant des enfants

    Projets impliquant des enfants

    Ce projet peut impliquer des enfants. Pour en savoir plus, consultez nos directives et conseils ici.

  • Aide


    We would like support in the following areas ;
    Creating community awareness about down syndrome, Counseling the children with disability and their parents.
    Teaching language and reading skills to children
    Teaching Vocational skills to the youths.
    Training Women and men in Village saving groups( Micro-finance skills)
    Entrepreneurship/ business skills, to improve on group/ individual income.
    Special needs teacher for children with disability and needy/Vulnerable Children.
    Teach Art and Craft to children.
    Help set-up a functional web site.
    Help to set up a social media page for the project activities.

  • Langues

    Langues parlées
    Anglais: Courant

    Cet hôte propose un échange linguistique
    Kiswahili Luganda Lumasaba German French Italian

  • Hébergement


    we have one spacious visitors room in our house for accommodation (visitors)

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    Visit our local churches
    visiting our local markets
    Mount climbing on mount Elgon Slopes
    Visiting Water falls from mount elgon sipi falls.
    Learn Lumasaba local dialect.
    Playing with children.
    We have plenty of local food stuff that helpers can learn to prepare. eg Matooke, Malewa, millet bread. etc.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?


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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    Maximum 3 hours a day, 5 days a week.

N° de référence hôte : 199151659241



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