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Organization Location: 
Jinja
Uganda
Bugembe Initiative for Development
  • Jinja, Uganda
Languages:
English, Swahili
Organization Description
Bugembe Initiative for Development (BID) is an action oriented community based organization dedicated to empowering women, youth and vulnerable persons through a holistic, socio-economic approach.
The organization was founded in 2012 with its base in Bugembe, Jinja District and legally registered under The Directorate of Gender, Labour and community Services, Bugembe Town Council: Registration Number: BTC/CD/048
Our Mission:
To restore and instill hope in the people living in the communities by facilitating them to realize their social, physical, economic and spiritual needs.
Activities
1. Saving & Credit Scheme
2. Agriculture
3. Community sensitization & Advocacy
4. Capacity Building
5. Child welfare and educational support
6. Community Volunteerism
The initiative operates a saving and Credit scheme that allows members to borrow and save, Agricultural project which equip member with farming skills and generate income on top of other projects like soap making, Handcrafts etc.
Our Vision:
A transformed community with people living healthy productive and developed lives



BID Uganda is an action oriented community based organization dedicated to empowering women, youth and vulnerable persons through a holistic, socio-economic approach.

Our organization was born out of the need to reach out to these neglected, forgotten, HIV/AIDS sufferers, orphans, abandoned street children, homeless, and those in extreme poverty within the communities and our society who are hurting in life.

We look to improve the community around us through child welfare and educational support, community volunteering, capacity building, farming, and providing micro-loans to community members to enable them to support themselves and improve their conditions with small businesses.

Our ultimate aim is to have a fully self sustainable organization, and welcome volunteers to help us achieve this goal, and help improve the community around us along the way.Our volunteers will be involved in all aspects of our organization, as we seek to provide them with a thorough understanding of our organization, the challenges we face within the community, and the impact that our projects have within the community.
What our volunteers can expect
Our volunteers will be involved in all aspects of our organization, as we seek to provide them with a thorough understanding of our organization, the challenges we face within the community, and the impact that our projects have within the community
This can range from preparing and delivering lessons and classes to vulnerable members of our community, through to lending a hand in our project training bricklayers and everything in between. We welcome people from all backgrounds, as we find everybody has unique experience which can be helpful to us.

What we provide

We are able to provide comfortable and safe accommodation, and healthy and delicious local food through home stays. This allows you to become immersed in the community and get an authentic taste of real Ugandan life.


Cost

As we are a volunteer non profit organization we do ask for a small contribution to cover the cost of accommodation, food, and transportation, however we are happy to cater to people of all situations wherever possible.








Causes
Childcare / Children, Education, Women
Skills Needed
Social Work, Education/Teacher, Healthcare, Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment, Ability to adjust to basic living conditions, Ability to work with people different from you, A fundraising volunteer, Basic construction & carpentry
Accommodation
Accommodation Provided - Minimum Stay: 1 week
Average Cost per Week ($USD)
$100 per week
Estimate only - contact this Organization for actual costs to Volunteer
  • 3 Meals per Day
  • Homestay

Costs do not include Flights, Visas, Vaccinations, Insurance, Spending Money, Pre-Departure-Orientation, 2-Meals-per-Day, 1-Meal-per-Day, Volunteer-Hostel, Local-Transport, Airport-Pickup-and-Drop-Off, Internet
Manager
Ivan Wandera
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