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Community Based Organization

Organization Location: 
Kampala
Uganda
Environmental Conservation & Enhancement

Average Rating

  • Kampala, Uganda
Languages:
English
Organization Description
Environmental Conservation and Agricultural Enhancement Uganda (Eco-Agric Uganda) is a Ugandan None Governmental Organisation founded 11th January 2007 to provide qualitative and quantitative technical services to rural poor vulnerable communities in Uganda. It operates in central and western Uganda working with children women, youth, the elderly and disabled.

The organization currently has grants from international donors like USAID, the Quaker Services Australia, The Vibrant Village Foundation and many others. It also gets funds from membership fee and annual subscription fees; selling tree and coffee seedlings from its tree nurseries.

The organisation has the volunteer wing and the program implementation wings that are interlinked. Volunteers come and support the organisations programs targeting women, children youth elderly and the disabled. The organization also supports internships for students where they learn practically. Since its inception, the organization has hosted 80 local and seven international volunteers.

The seven international volunteers made the following contributions to the organisation.
One came from the United States of America and was a Peace coorps volunteer. He stayed with us for two years and organised school gardening, farming and sanitation program in communities
Three volunteers came from Spain with one working with youth and schools. He started the very first girls foot ball team in Hoima. He used sports to encourage and surpported five youths groups (75 youths) to do vegetable growing. He gave two schools sports wear got from Spain.
Two volunteers from Spain made videos and took pictures about the organisations work and promoted it internationally
One volunteer from Isreal constructed one natural house for volunteers at the organisations volunteers residence and trained six youth to build natural houses. These are now building natural houses and are paid
Another volunteer from Kosovo conducted a poetry day and a show in two schools where other volunteers previously worked. He made a documentary about HIV positive children and is fund raising for them.
Currently, the organisation has two volunteers that are supporting in organisation management. One is from the Netherlands and another from Canada. One is managing a project in two districts while another is managing the whole project.
Once volunteers contact us and show commitment, we give them an invitation letter. On arrival we engage the volunteer to se what he wants and how best he can contribute to the organisations goals, after which an appointment letters detailing the different activities to be done and the particular projects is given. At the end of the service, a certificate of appreciation and completion is issued.

Organisation Vision statement: A healthy and empowered population living in a sustainable environment

Organisation Mission statement: To improve community livelihoods through rights empowerment, sustainable agricultural production, environmental conservation, health education and promotion, economic empowerment and nutrition; skills development and educational support

Organisations Goal: To contribute to improved livelihoods of communities and health outcomes

Causes
Childcare / Children, Education, Sports
Skills Needed
A listener, Patient innovative and creative, Ability to adjust to basic living conditions (flexibility), Ability to work with people different from you
Accommodation
Accommodation Provided - Minimum Stay: 1 week
Average Cost per Week ($USD)
$49 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
Nakakande Josephine
Location
Environmental Conservation & Enhancement Average Ratings
2/15/17
5
I have had the pleasure of working with Environmental Conservation and Agricultural Enhancement Uganda (Eco-Agric Uganda) as a Peace Corps Volunteer since June 2015 and for over a year and a half they have supported me in my endeavors. I have worked with their lively staff based out of their Hoima field office to help conduct projects in several different sectors. For example, I have trained rural farmers on sustainable permagardening methods, developed programs for rural communities to adapt to climate change, worked with vulnerable youth to develop life skills, and helped organize savings groups among other things. Eco-Agric Uganda is a dedicated and growing organization always looking for new opportunities to host volunteers. I would strongly recommend working with this organization if...