The Uganda women development volunteer support program offers a unique experience for volunteering to positively affect the lives of young women and girls in Uganda. Volunteers contributing to the women development volunteer support program spend their days teaching women business skills and vocational skills. We empower the Ugandan woman with earning power in local markets, and connect them to cooperatives, and village associations.
Volunteering in Uganda on a women development project is a great way to see the world, experience new cultures and contribute to a sustainable project, which will yield long-term results for the individual and the community as a whole. The goal of the project is provide a steady foundation for the woman on her road to stability.
As a Women’s empowerment volunteer, your duties include teaching basic language, computer skills, adult literacy classes and vocational skills, mentoring women to build their confidence, conducting women’s health care workshops and guidance on income generating resources. Based on your skill , you can also provide informal training in creative skills like beauty therapy, computing, sewing, embroidery and knitting.
- You can participate in Adult education (English, Reading & Writing)
- You can train computer literacy to girls
- You can carry out Skills training and health workshops
- You can enable women to form their own businesses
- You can help women become financially independent
Our women development volunteer support program is focused on skill building, women’s education and confidence building. Through the skills they learn, women will develop confidence, a new identity, ability to get jobs or earn higher income, and secure a better future for themselves.
In many communities in Uganda, women and girls still lack sufficient access to education, employment opportunities, and proper healthcare. Our program offers women with economic empowerment and skills training programs that creates sustainable solutions to their problems, giving women the resources they need to gain social and economic independence.
If you are passionate about empowering women from disadvantaged communities in Africa, this is the best volunteering opportunity for you. Volunteers gain hands-on practical skills whilst making a difference, immersing yourself in the local language, culture, and contributing towards economic independence of poor women.
Health awareness is another huge factor, and we coach them to maintain their health , including reproductive health, and provide access to reliable health facilities. They learn the importance of civic participation, and are motivated to pass on the message, creating an empowered sisterhood.
You will be involved in a variety of interesting activities to help the women and girls in the community. If you have areas of specialty, you may be asked to run focused sessions during your time at the project site. You will find the experience extremely rewarding as you build trust and spend time sharing your own experiences with the women and girls, and listening to their own stories.
You don’t need specific experience working with women’s groups but if you have training, teaching, counseling or business skills they will be most useful. A willingness to help where needed, a genuine interest in supporting women in need and being sensitive are some of the attributes you should have as a women’s empowerment volunteer.
You might like to develop business plans and small grant proposals and help to design and successfully market handmade products. Whatever your background you can be sure that the guidance, knowledge and enthusiasm you bring to this project will benefit the women for years to come.
|Availability:||Project open all year round|
|Duration:||Minimum two weeks commitment|
|Age Limits:||Minimum 18yrs or older for solo travelers.|
|Dates:||2nd or 16th of the month|
|Arrival dates:||1st or 15th of the month|
|Airport Arrival:||Airport pickup, meet and greet by GVA partner representative|
|Working Days:||Monday – Friday – 5 days a week, 3-5 hours in a day|
|Weekends:||Travel / Sightseeing NOT included in program cost|
|Accommodation:||Host Families or volunteer house|
|Meals:||Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily|
|Support:||Pre-departure guide, In-country staff available 24/7|
|Location:||Mukono (Around Uganda)|
|7 weeks||$ 760|
|9 weeks||$ 960|
|Extra week||+ $100|
PLACEMENT BOOKING FEE:
After application process and acceptance into the program, you will be required to pay a placement booking and confirmation administration fee of USD$260. This is charged above the program fee quoted which is paid in cash upon arrival to your host country.
The fee covers: Administration Costs, Placement Booking & Confirmation, Pre-departure support & documentation, 24-hour international HQ back-up