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Community Based Organization

Organization Location: 
Kampala
Uganda
Surviving to Striving Uganda
  • Kampala, Uganda
Languages:
French, English
Organization Description
Surviving to Striving Project (STS) is a community based organization which operates in Yumbe, The Northern region of Uganda.

We are an outreach project to end surviving mode and help communities to strive for a better life.

Through mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually supporting communities that struggle with poverty. The STS consists of a variety of passionate people who strive to help the rural people to lead a better life in Uganda and most especially in Yumbe.

Our team consists of passionate people from various backgrounds who strive to help the rural people to lead a better life in Uganda and most especially in Yumbe.

We focus on Youth aid, sustainability, agro, business, education, mental health, and health partnership with donors.

Our Mission

An outreach project to end surviving mode and help communities to strive for a better life. Through mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually supporting communities that struggle with poverty
Vision

Bring programs to the community and psychology support.

Our Focus

We focus on Sustainable livelihood through Agricultural Business and SME’s

Programs include:

Children Care Development

Children Care Development (CCD) is one of one of the programmes with a vision of training children into a responsible Christian adult to transform the community.

Child Survival Program
Focuses on children under four (4) years of age who are vulnerable to preventable diseases like malaria, pneumonia, water born diseases, etc. It is designed to help children survive in their critical development years. Under this we intend to mother child units with an overall goal of rescuing, nurturing, and disciplining mothers and their babies.

Child Sponsorship Program
It’s the most far reaching of the programs beginning with children under 3 and 9 years of age and work with them until maximum age of 22 years of age. A concerted effort is made to build a meaningful relationship between the child and the sponsor who is able to encourage and support the child in his or her long term development. The long term nature of the program creates an opportunity to more deeply address the holistic needs of the child. We now 10 children under their program with major goal of developing, disciplining, and equipping them for life.

Leadership Development Program
This will provides opportunity for a university education and intensive Religious leadership training for most gifted and service oriented graduates .


Economic Development Programs

The aim is to help individual families or cooperative groups to start, or to expand, an agricultural or commercial enterprise and so give a boost to the economy of the area.

Community Loans
The aim is to help individual families or cooperative groups to start, or to expand, an agricultural or commercial enterprise and so give a boost to the economy of the area. The loans are paid back regularly, bit by bit, to the Children’s Home.

Chicken Projects
S.T.S Uganda runs one chicken projects to help with this:
“Yibba Youth Poultry Keeping Group” has 22 members. They are either elderly or very poor or both and many are looking after children. In 2014 2 hens were given to each family. And the they organized themselves into 11 groups, around their villages and neighbours.
Sewing Group

Members of the Yibba and members of the Mijale Women’s Group have formed a class which runs twice weekly. They are learning how to make clothes for their children and themselves.This has brought on board school drop outs due to early pregnancy, drug abuse and lack of school fees.
There is a plan to Market the products to the tourist centres in kampala and create Craft centre for the member in Arua town.


Adult Education

The inclusion of so many women is important. Women in this area traditionally have an inferior social role (for example girls kneel when speaking to an older woman or a man.

he inclusion of so many women is important. Women in this area traditionally have an inferior social role (for example girls kneel when speaking to an older woman or a man. An adult woman kneels when speaking to a man in authority).

Any women in the village are however very active in trying to improve their lives and that of their community. Women hold positions of authority in the local councils and there is Yibba Women’s Group. Their aims are to:
Unite as women of Yibba, to work together and to get to know each other.
Start projects which will generate an income for our families and for our villages.
Get advice from one another on how to raise school fees for our children.
Acquire skills and techniques which will develop our families.

Many of the women from this group are also in the Adult education. The project is run in collaboration with the District Community Development Office, which provides the books and we have teachers who have volunteered.

These groups are proving to be a motor for change in the area and are looking outwards for inspiration and ideas. They have netball and football teams that play on weekends.

They have also set up a microcredit system, which is recognised by the District authorities and is used by the members of the group to hire a space in the market to sell excess produce or to buy chickens, pigs or better quality seeds.


Youth Initiatives

STS Uganda successfully engaged many Youth by providing various programs such as Community Empowering Youth Program and Youth Workforce Program.

STS Uganda successfully engaged many Youth by providing various programs such as Community Empowering Youth Program and Youth Workforce Program.

Also, Youth summits are held for the youth to experience new perspectives on their personal life and broaden their views of professional career world and community service areas.

The youth have been encouraged to join groups for productive activities such as commercial farming, Football clubs, Poultry and music and Drama groups to keep them busy and productive.

ICT Training is on-going to improve their knowledge in computer use since most of the youth within the area of primary drop outs. Plans to set up Business centre for them to do type setting, photocopying, Scanning and training the new entrants.
Causes
Childcare / Children, Education, Women
Skills Needed
computer skills, Child care, Agiculture, Sports, Grant writting, Teaching, Craft
Accommodation
Accommodation Provided - Minimum Stay: 2 weeks
Average Cost per Week ($USD)
$70 per week
Estimate only - contact this Organization for actual costs to Volunteer
  • Pre-Departure Orientation
  • 3 Meals per Day
  • Volunteer Hostel
  • Homestay
  • Local Transport
  • Airport Pickup and Drop Off
  • Internet

Costs do not include Flights, Visas, Vaccinations, Insurance, Spending Money, 2-Meals-per-Day, 1-Meal-per-Day
Manager
Achikule Lawrence
Location
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