WHO WE ARE
Mmanze Centre for Rural Development & Training (MACERUDET) is a local NGO
located in Uganda. It is a community-based organization mainly developing
and managing self-help community projects in all the welfare works related
fields. MACERUDET has more than 30 years of experience in the field of welfare works implementing community based programs and activities.
takes its name from Mmanze community, which is located 22 miles north
the capital city of Kampala along Matugga -Ssemuto road.. The area is typical of rural area’s in Uganda with
families largely getting by on subsistence farming. It lies within the former
famous Luwero Triangle, where the 1981 to 1986 bush war was centred resulting
in many fatalities and virtually destroying all the social infra structures in
the region. It was in this environment in 1987 that Macerudet (Mmanze Centre
For Rural Development And Training ) was founded, with survivors organizing
themselves on a self help basis to create this community based organization.
The main aim of Macrudet was, and more than thirty years later still is, to
contribute towards the rehabilitation, reconstruction and development of the
area through self help initiatives. During the past thirty years Macerudet has
worked with the local community to found and develop projects that promote
education, health care and economic development.
Community members face daily problems caused by poverty, low-grade water supply
& sanitation facilities, insufficient funds for education, meagure
nutrition & scant health care services, among a variety of other
no established paid staff and implements priority programs and activities
utilizing the services of both local and international volunteers through an
integrated holistic development approach with a high community spirit and a lot
WHAT WE DO :
Programs include : Sustainable Agriculture & Income Generation;
Community-Based Health Care; Functional Adult Literacy; Training &
Education; Environmental Protection; Infrastructure Development; Rural Savings
& Credit Scheme; Community Capacity Building; Rights Promotion & Protection;
& Lobbying & Advocacy.We also recruit and host volunteers from the local and international community.
WHERE WE WORK :
We work with the rural based communities in the typical rural areas in Mmanze community,Masulita subcounty in Wakiso district.
. Life is fairly laid back in the area and time is soon spent
chatting with people in passing and visiting friends. The area has
an extremely low crime rate and volunteers are given the chance and
encouraged to explore the area alone or in groups with our team.
OUR HISTORY :
As already mentioned ,we have an experience of more than thirty years working with the rural based communities.Secondly ,we have the same experience working with both local and international volunteers from different countries from different cultural back grounds.
OUR MISSION :
work with rural communities to alleviate poverty, ignorance, disease &
illiteracy through implementing sustainable community based development
WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR :
We are looking for flexible, caring volunteers who have the drive to not only help but to familiarize
themselves with the local culture and characters. We advise longer
placements as it gives us and yourself a greater chance to get stuck
into a program however we understand that short terms are sometimes
preferred especially when visiting Africa or volunteering for the first