The project Hope Springs Haven runs youth/children’s centre in Wakiso district of Uganda. With limited staff, resources and facilities, they are struggling to provide care, love and support to all children and youth benefitting from the services offered at the centre.
Being hugely understaffed, they have few learning or extra-curricular activities. Go Volunteer Africa through its domestic and international volunteers is able to provide Hope Springs Haven with support and help. These could be in the form of improving the existing facilities, assisting the staff, teaching and helping with the general running and administration of the youth/children’s centre.
Volunteers at Hope Springs Haven usually help in refurbishing existing buildings, improving facilities, teaching Basic English, drawing, drama, conducting games etc.
At this youth and children’s centre you are typically greeted with big hugs, toothless smiles and children curious to touch and get your attention. These youth and children are here due to poverty, disabilities, and homelessness and also as the only way to attend school.
Through Go Volunteer Africa programs you can make a lasting difference in these young lives. You can care for children in many ways. Often no special skills are required, as volunteers are needed to spend time playing, reading, exercising and share time with the children and youth. Since the host project is short-staffed and the volunteers’ attention gives the children and youth the extra love and attention they need.
The need is expansive and long-term, so your opportunity to make a significant difference through service is likewise immeasurable. You can help expand and maintain residential training and daycare facilities or help host staff conduct recreational activities, teach classes and serve meals.
If you have first-hand experience working with children with disabilities, professionally or personally, your expertise can be especially useful in this project. You can also provide direct services to deaf or mentally challenged children. No matter what your age, background, gender or ability, you can be a valuable resource to demonstrate the universal language of love, compassion and make a difference to the children’s’ lives!
Placement duration is a minimum of 4-8 weeks.
Placement Location: Wakiso, Uganda