BUWEDDA

Economic Empowerment trainers

Jinja, Uganda show on map

Non-profit | BUWEDDA

To train women and girls with disabilities in income generating activities and business management skills. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
Wheel Chairs

BUWEDDA is not a ‘gap year’ organization; it is a Non-Governmental, grass roots development Association. It is run solely by volunteers who commit their time and sometimes financial resources to ensuring that rural women, girls and children with disabilities can be empowered economically and socially so that they can provide for themselves and their families and protect themselves against sexual exploitation and HIV/AIDS.

This makes volunteering for BUWEDDA Uganda an exciting ‘volunteer experience’ as you contribute towards the life transformation and create hope among the women,girls and children with disabilities.

The volunteering cost is much cheaper, it covers your stay in Uganda and a small contribution towards the organization’s activities. It does not pay the wages of staff and all money goes directly into the projects. BUWEDDA offers hands on grass roots development experience that will make a real impact on the lives of women and children with disabilities in Jinja, Uganda.

 BUWEDDA greatly appreciates and values the Volunteers contributions in terms of skills, efforts and time offered to help run its projects. There is always space for new thinking and innovative ideas that can benefit the projects. In most cases our volunteers are part of the BUWEDDA staff and are encouraged to freely share their ideas geared at empowering and transforming the lives of rural women and girls with disabilities and the children. Our volunteer program is also flexible giving the volunteer an opportunity to choose which program or project they feel more comfortable to participate in either going to the field or working at the office. You can also volunteer from home/ Online. 

 

 

 

 

 

Free-time activities

Our volunteers are given time off for themselves. They can attend concerts, go for swimming or Kayaking/ white water rafting which is done in Jinja on River Nile. We also make arrangements for them to visit various tourism site in Uganda. Like National Game parks, waterfalls, Mountain Gorillas tracking, mountain climbing, etc.

Water Sports
Swimming
Concert/Music
Climbing
Safari/Zoo
Museum/Opera
Sports
Riding
Yoga/Meditation

Program Requirements

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (fluently)
Education Requirements
Humanities, Health, Administration, management,Marketing, Advocacy,etc. at College/ University level
Required Documents
Detailed Resume, Academic transcript for health workers only and Contacts for any one who could be contacted in case of emergencies.
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Interpersonal, Communication, Special needs, Vocational, Administration and Management, Teaching/Training, Fundraising, Information Technology,Counselling,Marketing, Sports,Event planning,etc
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 09:00 - 16:30

Included Services

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All program fees are charged directly by BUWEDDA.

Before your journey

Profound consulting and ongoing support (free)
BUWEDDA (your host organization) provides consulting and is keen to answer all your questions. Once you reserved your spot, you will receive the contact details of your volunteer project.
Online preparation course (optional, from $49)
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On-site services

Services by BUWEDDA

Airport Pick - $.70
Accommodation and food Per month - $.300
Project Contribution/donation - $.250

Airport Pickup at Entebbe International Airport

We pick up the volunteer from Entebbe International Airport on arrival. We expect the volunteer to provide us with the travel details and the exact time of arrival at the airport.

Accommodation

We provide both Host families and Hostels/ Guest house accommodation. The fees stated above is within the Families, the volunteer is placed in a family of one of the BUWEDDA Board members or staff or with the community members who have offered their homes to accommodate our volunteers. BUWEDDA pays the host family. All these are located within the project area near Jinja Town.
If a volunteer needs to stay in a hostel or guest house we make arrangements for them but fees are a bit higher.

Guest Family
Food & Beverages

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included in the volunteer fees

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Entebbe International Airport (EBB) in Entebbe. We assist you to find cheap flights to Uganda.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Uganda provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Uganda you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Uganda.
Costs: Prices in USD
3 weeks (min. stay)
$ 620
4 weeks
$ 675
5 weeks
$ 729
6 weeks
$ 784
8 weeks
$ 893
10 weeks
$ 1,002
14 weeks (max. stay)
$ 1,220
Average fees
$ 147 /week

You can volunteer at the project site in Jinja/Uganda between 3 weeks and 14 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. BUWEDDA will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Crowdfunding Service
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Uganda.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with BUWEDDA during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.
  Africa Eastern Africa Uganda  Jinja, Ibanda/ Stadium Road, Behind Bugembe Stadium

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