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Butakoola Village Association for Development

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  • Kampala, Uganda
Organization Description
Butakoola Village Association for Development (BUVAD) is an indigenous founded and registered not for profit organization
(Reg No S. 5914/8930) operating in Kayunga District of Uganda East Africa.

Our mission is to promote human values for the people of Kayunga so that they may realize their full potential towards development for a sustainable living.

Butakoola Village Association for Development (BUVAD) started its work as a CBO way back in 2000, got registered as CBO with the District Gender
Office in 2006 and got registered as an NGO by the NGO board of Uganda in May 2011. BUVAD is implementing the following projects in Kayunga

- Orphaned Vulnerable Children Care and Support project
- Rural Safe Water Supply Project
- Climate change issues and awareness rising project (Bottle Brick Water Harvesting Tanks and Houses Construction)
- Sunflower growing for income generation.

We are currently focusing at sustainable management and integration of our programs to ably step up our project implementation capacity for effective impact on the overwhelming project beneficiary needs within our focal area of Kayunga District.

BUVAD is focusing on acquiring an own research and innovations promotion center for local/indigenous developed climate change resilience - innovations.

Our main objective in this circumstance will be to empower the locals in building their own local research capacity towards self sustainably overcoming the primary challenges of poverty, food scarcity, water scarcity and their associated challenges, within a would be agro-based economy, while promoting indigenous Climate Change Issues resilience innovations in addressing the climate change issues challenge, as solutions to boost Agriculture, Fisheries and the related resources productivity, bridging the research gap between the elite and the illiterate that remains a big oversight in the fight against the climate change issues challenge.

We hope to do this by starting with a promotion of our own developed environmental upgrading innovation of re-using waste plastic bottles as bricks to construct all the required structures at this centre including rain water harvesting tanks while creating a labor intensive approach to empower the locals with income generating skills in bottle brick making and construction technology.

BUVAD is a volunteer run organization and welcomes volunteers to enthusiastically help towards realization of the above project.
Environment, Women, Building / Construction
Skills Needed
Hard working, Fundraising, mobilizer, Photography, Video
Accommodation Provided - Minimum Stay: 1 week
Average Cost per Week ($USD)
$140 per week
Estimate only - contact this Organization for actual costs to Volunteer
  • Pre-Departure Orientation
  • 3 Meals per Day
  • Airport Pickup and Drop Off
  • Internet

Costs do not include Flights, Visas, Vaccinations, Insurance, Spending Money, 2-Meals-per-Day, 1-Meal-per-Day, Volunteer-Hostel, Homestay, Local-Transport
Stephen Ssemutumba
Butakoola Village Association for Development Average Ratings
People on BUVAD was very kind and attractive. They have been making effort to improve the circumstances surrounding them; constructing dwells, producing new business and more. Though I couldn't contribute much when I attended volunteering, it was one of my most important experiences.
Kayunga is in an region of Uganda that receives little to no attention. Stephen is selfless and fully dedicated to his cause, undertaking development projects in Kayunga. Stephen is deserving of your efforts as a volunteer. He is thoughtful and a good communicator. He is open to ideas and new directions in a project. Stephen is trustworthy and after 5 years in Uganda, this is not a term I use lightly or easily. If you are interested in a true grass roots experience, BUVAD is worth considering. Your time and efforts will be rewarding.