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Community Based Organization

Organization Location: 
Wakiso
Uganda
Saint Ann Foundation
  • Wakiso, Uganda
Languages:
English
Organization Description
Saint Ann Foundation (SAF) was founded in 2012 in Uganda as a Community Based Organisation (CBO), to support and empower poor, underserved or marginalised groups in the community. We operate in the Wakiso and Kampala districts. We envision a community where poverty and hunger no longer exist, where every child, woman and youth, has equal rights and access to resources and opportunities. To achieve this, we work towards ensuring that the poorest and most vulnerable groups have access to the fundamental rights of life, through socio-economic participation, art and culture, community outreach and volunteer development, environmental protection and nature conservation programs.

Volunteering with Saint Ann Foundation Mission is a fantastic way of making a real difference in your community. Few organisations can offer you the opportunity to participate in such a broad variety of programs, events and activities.We’ll match your skills and experience with areas of interest to you. You’ll meet like-minded people, have a lot of fun and know you’ll be making a lasting difference.

Come and join Saint Ann Foundation team, and get directly involved in helping bring poverty to an end. Share your skills to help empower Ugandan children, youth and women in need to transform their lives through;Education,Support hard to reach and discriminated children, Micro-loans and Economic development, Art and Culture, Sport and recreation, Community Service and Environmental protection and nature conservation.

Volunteers are the backbone of Saint Ann foundation, without them, much of the work we do would not be possible. Each year, members of the community, our corporate partners generously give their time, kills and energy to support our work with thousands of disadvantaged children, youth, women and their families. Our volunteer mentors support young people who are making the challenging transition from school to work or further studies.

Why volunteer with us?
• Explore the rich and diverse natural habitats of Uganda.
• Get the opportunity to interact with the natives to learn about their traditions.
• Experience a typical Ugandan hospitality it is famous for.
• Visit the equator spot in Masaka.
• Enjoy the thrill of witnessing the mountain gorillas during forest expeditions and source of the Rive nile.
• Volunteer work for the development and welfare of disadvantaged children in the society.
• Try out the famous delicacies of the region; especially, Rolex!
• Get a chance to trek the tallest mountain range in Africa.

And by volunteering with Saint Ann Foundation, you will be doing your bit, helping us to assist people who are struggling to lead an independent life. In sharing your time, skills, knowledge and networks you can make a positive change, helping the people we support to overcome disadvantage and empowering them to build better futures for themselves.

Since inception, we have relied on the help of generous people who volunteer their time. We believe that everyone has something to offer, whether you have a specialised skill, qualification, are interested in corporate volunteering or you just want to make a difference, we will do our best to match your interests with our activities, aiming to make your experience as a volunteer a satisfying one.

Who can volunteer?

Anyone over 18 can volunteer with us. We have a formal process in place for those who wish to volunteer with us. Simply get in touch and we’ll discuss with you what opportunities may be available and the procedures for doing so.

Help break the cycle of disadvantage and poverty.

Very many Ugandan children are living in jobless and helpless families today. These young Ugandans and women need your support to participate fully in their education and break the cycle of disadvantage/poverty.You don’t have to live in one of the communities we work in to show you care.Apart from volunteering in one of our communities to holding your own fundraising event or running the famous marathons, dinner parties to raise money for us, there are lots of ways to get involved.Join the thousands of caring people who are passionate about helping disadvantaged young people and women create a better future for themselves through education.You can help disadvantaged Ugandan children get the most out of their education and create a better future for themselves. Join our community of volunteers and help us to provide the support these children, youth and women need.

Come and join Saint Ann Foundation team, and get directly involved in helping bring poverty to an end. Share your skills to help empower Ugandan children, youth and women in need to transform their lives through;Education,Support hard to reach and discriminated children, Micro-loans and Economic development, Art and Culture, Sport and recreation, Community Service and Environmental protection and nature conservation.

Volunteers are the backbone of Saint Ann foundation, without them, much of the work we do would not be possible. Each year, members of the community, our corporate partners generously give their time, kills and energy to support our work with thousands of disadvantaged children, youth, women and their families. Our volunteer mentors support young people who are making the challenging transition from school to work or further studies.

Volunteer programmes

Education-Teaching projects:
The importance of education is self-explanatory and that is exactly what the volunteers on their gap year travel to Uganda will be doing under the teaching project in pre and urban areas of Wakiso and Kampala.

The children from poverty stricken families deserve equal opportunity to get proper education and prove their metal in society; once grown up. Overseas volunteers who come from teaching profession or are interested in the field of education must opt to volunteer work under this programme.

During 4 to 5 hours of working schedule from Monday to Friday, volunteers assist the in-house teaching staff in taking classes and understand how to handle the children.

Volunteers can also help the teachers to improve upon their english language.

Medical-Health Care projects:
This is a tailor made programme for medical interns, students and professionals providing an in-depth analysis and view of healthcare facilities in Uganda. This is an opportunity to volunteer work in health clinics and hospitals to help the patients and get hands on work experience. Interns are placed at healthcare center that has over 140 beds, where they can choose from wide variety of working departments; such as Radiology, Dental, Pediatric, Surgery, Maternity, OPD and other departments.
These healthcare clinics and hospitals often face qualified staff crunch and thus medical students a practitioners on their gap year can join this project to provide a resourceful support. A typical schedule involves 4-5 working hours, which may extend during emergencies. Volunteers get to be a part of the team of doctors who organize awareness camps and make visits to nearby villages.

Child Care Projects
The childcare volunteer project offered in the Wakiso District is a great channel to get close with the underprivileged kids of the Ugandan society. These are the children who come from poverty stricken families or are orphaned at a tender age due to the HIV-AIDS menace. Childcare volunteer work in Uganda is a huge platform to help make a difference.

Volunteers under this programme provide their valuable time at the childcare centres and provide utmost care and affection to these children. The childcare centres are often short of manpower to manage day to day schedule, and that is where gap year volunteers provide their invaluable support.

Volunteering in the music project
Volunteers willing to provide and set-up their own free music school for children and youth in Wakiso district. When we set it up, we purchased instruments, found the most eager students, and begin to provide them with free, volunteer-led music teaching; in short, we set-up the school from scratch, providing an opportunity to many youngsters who have otherwise lacked many chances.

Music volunteers must be competent at their instrument and confident about making music. You'll also need a good understanding of musical theory, which will be essential for teaching, and some score knowledge would also be very useful. As with all our teaching programmes, no teaching experience is necessary (though it will be valued highly!) - as long as you are enthusiastic and willing to learn as well as teach, you'll be fine.

Your students will be of all abilities but extremely enthusiastic to learn.

As a music volunteer you will be responsible for taking music lessons with students from the local community aged under 20. Your students will be of all abilities but extremely enthusiastic to learn, seeing music as their big hope for the future.
Causes
Childcare / Children, Education, Women
Skills Needed
Child care and orphanage skills, Teaching /education skills, project design, Grant proposal writing and fundraising skill, Art and culture children & youth band and choir skills, Community development skills, Designing children`s, women and youth programs skills, Health and medical care skills, Women empowerment , Agriculture/ micro-gardening, Music, Dance, Drama and Art and Culture
Accommodation
Accommodation Provided - Minimum Stay: 1 week
Average Cost per Week ($USD)
$150 per week
Estimate only - contact this Organization for actual costs to Volunteer
  • Pre-Departure Orientation
  • 3 Meals per Day
  • Volunteer Hostel
  • Homestay
  • Airport Pickup and Drop Off

Costs do not include Flights, Visas, Vaccinations, Insurance, Spending Money, 2-Meals-per-Day, 1-Meal-per-Day, Local-Transport, Internet
Manager
Mr Abel Robert Ssekayombya
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