Help with fundraising, gardening and eco-projects, and support vulnerable and marginalized people in Kampala, Uganda

  • Uganda
  • Favorito 6 vezes
  • Última atividade: 29 nov. 2023



 Hospedagem min. solicitada: mínimo 2 semanas



  • Descrição


    I am a Ugandan male, married with two children, a passionate activist and change maker who envisions a world where the most marginalized and vulnerable people have a transformed livelihood and a safe environment by closely working with those affected to discuss what affects them and what works well to address their challenges while aiming at achieving the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) through conservation & climate change mitigation; sustainable agriculture & food security; traditional forced marriage mitigation; addressing contagious life-threatening diseases ( Like HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, tuberculosis, smallpox, malaria, rift valley fever, monkey-pox, etc); promoting education & skill development. I am the Executive Director of NGO that operates in Kampala- Uganda. I have a set of values that I stand for: Accountability, Transparency, Respect, Integrity and Kindness. In my view, the best of humanity is in our exercise of empathy and compassion. I believe we all ought to walk in the shoes of someone whose pain or plight might seem so different than yours that it’s almost incomprehensible because where there is no human connection, there is no compassion. Without compassion, then the community, commitment, loving-kindness, human understanding, and peace all shrivel. Individuals become isolated, the isolated lose hope and become sad.

    I grew up from a very remote and hard to reach area in the currently Ntoroko District in Uganda where access to resources, basic needs and services like good schools, good hospitals, safe water sources, clothings, a nice diet, a safe environment free from abuse, etc was a challenge because of unavailability, lack of knowledge and financial constraints as a result of lack of a reliable source of income as my father was not educated and my mother had died when I was 1 year old so we depended on subsistence farming for a living which exposed me and my family to an inequality in accessing the basic needs of life and therefore I grew up with an ambition to change the status quo and transform the lives of the marginalized and vulnerable people so that the next generation does not go through what I went through. This is the reason I need help from people with diverse knowledge, experience and skills on how to:

    1-Fundraise for our programs (conservation & climate change mitigation; sustainable agriculture & food security; traditional forced marriage mitigation; addressing contagious life-threatening diseases ( Like HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, tuberculosis, smallpox, malaria, rift valley fever, monkey-pox, etc); promote education & skill development)).

    2-Offer capacity building training for our staff regarding organization development and sustainability, resource mobilization, building and maintaining donor relationship, team building, report writing and accountability, proposal writing and identifying reliable donor partners.

    3-Improve organization publicity through media updates, blog and newsletter writing, video pitch and social media updates.

    4-Work in our areas of operation and have physical interaction with the people we serve to discuss challenges being faced and offer reliable solutions regarding what works well to address their issues.

    This will enable us build success together.

    Currently we have no locally paid staff. We have seven (7) volunteer staff members of which four (Phiona, Immaculate, Moris and Stephen) are full time volunteers and three (Christine, Jimmy, and Uriah) are part time volunteers. Their names and roles are:
    1.Phiona – Welfare Officer.
    2.Christine - Finance Officer.
    3.Immaculate - General Secretary.
    4.Stephen – Executive Director.
    5. Jimmy – Driver.
    6. Moris - Programs Director.
    7. Uriah - Advocacy Officer.

  • Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Trabalho beneficente
    Ajuda em projetos ambientais
    Construção/faça você mesmo
    Ajuda com computadores/internet
  • Objetivos de sustentabilidade da ONU que este anfitrião quer atingir

    Objetivos de sustentabilidade da ONU que este anfitrião quer atingir

    Objetivos da ONU
    Erradicar a pobreza
    Erradicar a fome
    Saúde de qualidade
    Educação de qualidade
    Igualdade de género
    Água potável e saneamento
    Energias renováveis e acessíveis
    Trabalho digno e crescimento económico
    Indústria, inovação e infraestruturas
    Reduzir as desigualdades
    Cidades e comunidades sustentáveis
    Produção e consumo sustentáveis
    Ação climática
    Proteger a vida marinha
    Proteger a vida terrestre
    Paz, justiça et instituições eficazes
    Parcerias para a implementação dos objetivos
  • Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    Volunteers will be able to:
    -Receive accommodation at no cost in a two bedroom house (One shared king-size bed in one room and a small bed in another room, this can be used by one volunteer.
    -Locally grown and prepared foods at no cost. In case of any food allergy or special diets, kindly communicate in time and we it will be catered for.
    -Experience the local culture, traditional norms and beliefs.
    -Interact with vulnerable and marginalized people.
    -Network and make friends from the local community.
    -Learn about challenges and how they are locally addressed.
    -Learn about how life feels in a developing country.
    -Experience how services are accessed.
    -Learn about the available natural and man made resources and the entire nature of the environment.

  • Ajuda


    You will be required to:

    1. Volunteer 4-5 days in a week except public holidays.

    2. Volunteer at least 4 hours per day.

    3. Interact with community people doing skilling projects (Tailoring, Waste Management, Craft making, weaving, hair dressing, re-usable sanitary pads making, nursery bed, baking, crotchet).

    4. Visit the site where we will establish our community resource centre.

    5. Give your opinion regarding fundraising for our projects, organization development and sustainability.

    6. Share your life experience wherever you have been, how you solve problems, grown and what keeps you moving.

    You will be off/free on weekends, after the 4 hours of work, public holidays in Uganda and in your country so you can use this time for touring to have a view of the most beautiful tourist attraction centres around Kampala like: craft village, Lake Victoria, falls, Uganda martyrs shrine- Namugongo, Uganda museum, Entebbe zoo, Port bell, move around different places for shopping, etc as you want.

    I will be happy to host you.

  • Idiomas

    Inglês: Fluente

    Este anfitrião oferece intercâmbio de idiomas
    I need to learn German, Swedish and other International languages.

  • Acomodação


    The accommodation is found in a quiet environment inside a well fenced house in Mutungo-Kampala. The accommodation is a two bed room house where all the two bedrooms are self contained with each bedroom having its own flash seat toilet and a bathroom (shower + A tap), only the master bedroom has a wardrobe, there’s a seating room with sofa set (furniture), a kitchen has a fridge, gas cooker, and household utensils, there’s Wi-Fi, accessing the accommodation is through passing two strong metallic gates and it has the outer metallic strong door (can be closed using padlocks) that takes you inside the house and each bedroom has a strong wooden doors closed using mortise locks, the accommodation is well ventilated and has windows both in bathrooms, bedrooms, sitting rooms, the accommodation has a balcony outside and enough outside space where a person can put seats and enjoy fresh air from outside, the accommodation is well roofed with galvanized iron sheets and has an ordinary ceiling that is water proof (does not leak), the floor has tiles, the accommodation has electricity with replaceable bulbs and has enough sockets in both rooms, the master bedroom has a 6 inch 6 by 6 strong nice bed and the other bedroom has a 6 inch 4 by 6 mattress laid on the floor with enough beddings.

    Local food will be provided on time at no cost (Breakfast, lunch and supper). There are available shops, groceries, supermarkets, drug shops near the accommodation.

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    Volunteers can have a view of the most beautiful tourist attraction centres around Kampala like: Lake Victoria, Uganda martyrs shrine- Namugongo, Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary, Kabakas Lake, River Nile, Bujagali Falls, Sezibwa Falls, Kasubi royal tombs, Bahai temple, Uganda measeum, Entebbe zoo, Port bell, , Victoria mall, Entebbe Botanic Gardens, Namugongo Shrine, gold course, Entebbe Equator Sign, Aero Beach, etc; go for jogging, move around different places for shopping or to view the areas around and what economic activities are being carried out and how they are carried out. The available transport is a public transport vehicles moving 24/7 in the city, Public motorcycles locally called Boda-Bodas and we also have a saloon 5 seater car that can be used if hired at a cost by the volunteer if they need to use it for their personal movements and a driver will be provided.


    Uganda is known for its friendly and welcoming culture, making it a popular destination for tourists and expatriates alike. The people of Uganda, commonly referred to as Ugandans, are known for their warmth, hospitality, and genuine interest in interacting with others. Here are some key aspects of Uganda's friendly culture:

    1-Warm Greetings: Ugandans are known for their warm and enthusiastic greetings. Handshakes are common, and it's customary to exchange pleasantries and inquire about each other's well-being.

    2-Respect for Elders: Respect for elders is an essential aspect of Ugandan culture. Younger individuals often show deference and seek guidance from older members of the community.

    3-Strong Sense of Community: Ugandans value community and often participate in communal activities and celebrations. Festivals, weddings, and other gatherings provide opportunities for people to come together and celebrate.

    4-Hospitality: Ugandans take great pride in hospitality and are known for their generosity towards guests. Visitors are typically welcomed with open arms and offered food and refreshments.

    5-Cultural Diversity: Uganda is a culturally diverse country with over 50 ethnic groups. Each group has its own traditions, customs, and languages, contributing to the richness of the country's cultural landscape.

    6-Music and Dance: Music and dance play a significant role in Ugandan culture. Traditional dance performances and music are often part of ceremonies and celebrations, showcasing the country's vibrant cultural heritage.

    7-Sense of Humor: Ugandans have a lively sense of humor and enjoy sharing jokes and laughter with others. Humor is often used as a means of breaking the ice and building connections.

    8-Community Spirit: In times of joy or hardship, Ugandans come together to support one another. This strong sense of community spirit is evident in their willingness to help those in need.

    9-Religious Tolerance: Uganda is home to people of various religious backgrounds, including Christianity, Islam, and traditional African religions. The country generally practices religious tolerance, and people from different faiths coexist harmoniously.

    10-Appreciation of Nature: With its stunning landscapes and abundant wildlife, Ugandans often have a deep appreciation for nature. Conservation efforts and eco-tourism are becoming increasingly important in the country.

    As with any culture, it's essential to approach interactions with respect and an open mind. Learning a few words of the local languages, understanding cultural norms, and showing appreciation for Ugandan traditions can go a long way in fostering positive and meaningful connections with the friendly people of Uganda.

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    Horas previstas

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week.

Nº de ref. de anfitrião: 594722996526



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