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Sprout Care Foundation
  • Kampala, Uganda
Organization Description
The Sprout Care Foundation is a christian community based and child focused organization, which works with hundreds of children that hurl from different parts of Rakai District.

Our Focus
We focus of orphans and vulnerable children, their households and women.

These are children below 18 years of age who have lost a mother, a father or both parents to any cause.

Vulnerable Children
• These are Children whose parents are chronically ill; these children are often even more vulnerable than orphans because they are coping with the psychosocial burden of watching a parent wither and the economic burdens of reduced household productivity and income and increased care expenses.
• Children living with households that have taken in orphans either from extended family members or community. When a household absorbs orphans existing household resources must be spent more thinly among all children in the household.
• Abandoned, parents known to be alive or assumed alive but cannot be located.
• Not going to school.
• Children living with disability.
• Children identified by community as most vulnerable, using criteria developed by community. One of the critical criteria will be poverty, inadequate food (one meal or less), inadequate clothing, poor shelter, lack/irregular education and regular cash income less than US $1.00 per day. At the community level, defining OVC is complex and should not be dictated by others.

What we do

Education is a fundamental right of every child and leads to greater opportunities in the future in terms of productivity and improved social economic status. We therefore invest in the improved education of orphans and other vulnerable children at a standard of quality that is acceptable by the government through our school.

Health care and Nutrition
Through this project, we ensure improved health and psychosocial well being of orphans, vulnerable children and their caregivers. We focus on the health of the vulnerable child particularly their nutrition status requires that food security and nutritional status of the household be maintained.

Child Protection
Sprout Care Foundation address issues of child abuse, neglect and other forms of violence against children which include domestic violence, child labour, trafficking, child marriage, harmful traditional practices, and violence between children.

Income Generating Project
We aim at improving the social economic security of households in which orphans and other vulnerable children lives.

I am looking for people that can help in any of the following.

- Teaching our children especially English,Mathematics, science and Social studies
- Help in our project work for example monitoring project interventions.
- Create partnership with individual and other organizations to work with Sprout Care Foundation.
- Fundraising for project work, our desire to acquire more funds to address the overwhelming needs of children and their communities.
- Help youth to improve their art and craft project
- Developing learning materials for children
- Design architectural plans for the school to be constructed.
- Child sponsorship marketing, this involves searching for individuals and organizations that can sponsor our children's education and community development.
- Conduct individual child health screening( Doctors are needed)
- Training Sunday school teachers and conducting Sunday school classes.
- Life skills training for children, this involves equipping children with skills of protecting themselves and others from abuse, career development and making good judgment.
- Developing reading materials with children. Writing story books with children to improve their reading and writing skills.
- Spiritual nurture for children
- Child protection campaigns and life skills training for children to acquire skills of protecting themselves and others from abuse.
- Gender awareness
- Help communities understand disaster and develop their disaster preparedness plan.
- Help women groups market their products which include crafts and agricultural products.
- Teach English to children of 4-5 year
- Facilitate after school programs for children during holidays
- Build capacity of staff in design,monitoring and evaluation.
- Facilitate functional adult literacy classes.
- Planning and resource mobilization
- Web design and hosting
- Conduct community awareness meetings on disaster preparedness.
- HIV/AIDS awareness campaigns.

If you have any special skill that you feel will be of a great value to the well being of children, community and staffs please don't hesitate to let contact us. We believe we can work together, share experiences to achieve our vision. Come and work with us, your contribution in changing lives will greatly be appreciated.
Please note we also host intern students. We can on host four interns at a time.

Entering a new country is exciting and worry-free if you come prepared with the following:

It is advisable that you process a Tourist Visa
You may purchase your visa at the airport upon arrival, or in advance through the Ugandan Embassy. Here are details for each process:
Purchasing visa upon arrival at Entebbe airport.
1. Once you have disembarked the aircraft, and entered the terminal, join the immigration line
2. Present your passport along with $100.00 (US) or £60. Your passport will be stamped with a three-month visa. For more than three month seek details from Ugandan embassy.
3. Proceed directly to baggage collection.

Purchasing Visa in Advance
You can purchase a visa in advance - contact your nearest embassy for details.
Passport: You must have a valid passport with at least 1 year before it expires.

It is important that you bring money in the right form for your personal plan i.e safari. Here is some information to help you make the right choices (please read carefully):
Cash can be exchanged at the airport and different banks. It is advisable to bring US dollars or UK Pounds ONLY. If you have US Dollars then only accept large denomination notes of $50 or $100 all the small notes get a lower rate of exchange, and they must be printed after 2007.

The people of Uganda generally take great pride in their appearance. You will probably feel under dressed if you bring only old, casual clothing. However this depends on the where you are.
Here are some hints:
Female visitors will likely feel more comfortable in skirts and dresses, making sure that the knees and shoulders are covered.
Male visitors should plan to bring trousers and button-up shirts.

Other thing to bring
Mosquito repellent
Sunscreen (Especially if using Doxycycline as an anti-malarial)
And others according to what you need

It is important that you prepare yourself physically for the change in environment. We advise that you visit your doctor before traveling to ensure that your vaccinations are up to date.
Anti-Malarial Medication (strongly recommended)
There are many options here. (See your doctor to find out which is best for you.)

International Vaccination Record
This is a yellow card obtained from the medical professional providing you with the vaccine. It serves as proof that you have actually received the vaccination. You may be asked to present this at immigration.
Childcare / Children, Education, Law / Human Rights
Skills Needed
Fundraising, Web Design, Health education , Social Work, Childcare, Agri business skills to empower the community, Computer Skills, Baking, Adapt well to any environment, Can teach basic English
Accommodation Provided - Minimum Stay: 1 week
Average Cost per Week ($USD)
$70 per week
Estimate only - contact this Organization for actual costs to Volunteer
  • 3 Meals per Day
  • Homestay
  • Airport Pickup and Drop Off

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, Internet
Godfrey Sseremba
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