Empower Women and Youths Through Skills

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founded in 2011
Trust Future Uganda (TFU)
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Coordinator | Jeslor
Coordinator | Jeslor
This project was established to equip unemployed youths and disadvantaged women with skill and knowledge so that they may earn a living. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

Almost all women in this project are single mothers and widows who are having a very hard time providing for their children. Their husbands passed on, left the family, are drug addicted, or simply show no interest in caring for their wives and children. Most of these women are facing different problems, suffering from patriarchal stereotypes like women being weaker or less intelligent than men, which can make it harder for them to find a job. On average, a woman has five children and providing for them hard enough. To combine these two parts of working to have an income and taking care of their children, Trust Future Uganda steps in and helps these women to believe in themselves and their abilities by equipping them with skills in tailoring and craft making so that thy may startup their own small businesses.

 On the other hand, many of the youths in under this projects are school dropouts who never finished school  and some of them ended up getting pregnant at an early stage.
There is a variety of empowerment programs which we have set up to help empower these two groups of people like hair dressing for the youths, Tailoring for both the women and youths, computer training and craft works. By the end of 2017, sixteen(16) youths graduated and today they work with different fabric companies and Saloons and three (3) are already working as secretaries at different small scale firms.


The Location

This project is located in the outskirts of Kampala with in the great wakiso region 6 kilometers from the city center. The place is still developing with several markets, a few private schools and an average population with 60% children, 30% youths and 10% adults. The area has a few hills and an average population.


Climate

The area has a tropical climate with an average annual temperature is 21.8 °C, you can carry sun cream and some light clothes but not too short on you provided it gets warmer and also you will need a rain jacket or rain jacket just in case it rains. The two months it rains most are April and November.

Volunteer work and Contribution

  • As a volunteer in this program of Trust Future Uganda, you are expected to train the unemployed youths and women in our community different skills in either craft making, tailoring and hairdressing. We also welcome new ideas and form of empowerment skills from the volunteer which can help uplift the standards of this group of people.
  • The volunteer will also help with finding market of the finished craft work and tailoring products made by the youths and the women.

What you can bring

You are not expected to carry any special equipment or materials as they are all available here but incase of a new empowerment you can carry some materials or equipment to be used when training it.

Typical day

Like everywhere there is no typical day and your work mainly depends on your area of interest and what you are able to do.
The volunteer is expected to reach the project site from his or her host family at 9am local time and then start up his or her normal work on guidance and supervision of the project manager.

Free-time activities

Most of the mentioned activities are done near the organization's operation area apart from Safari/zoo and climbing as all our National Parks/game reserves and mountains are situated far away from the city center. Preferably, moving to such place needs to be done during week ends.

Water Sports
Swimming
Concert/
Music
Climbing
Museum/
Opera

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 (basic level)
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
You do not have to be a professional, as long as you have any skill in tailoring, knitting, hair styling, craft design and development.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 09:00 - 15:00

What's Included

Services by Trust Future Uganda (TFU)
The money will only cater for 3 meals per day, volunteer hostel or host family facilitation, air port pick up and drop off, internet, orientation/training, water, electricity/gas/charcoal, admin/communication.
Airport Pickup at Entebbe International Airport
A volunteer is picked up from the Airport on arrival by two or more of our staffs. It is an hour drive from the airport to the project and this service is available no matter the time of arrival at the airport.
Accommodation
At a host family a 10x10 room is provided. The bathroom can either be inside the house or outside depending on each host family. And cooking is done using charcoal on a charcoal stove. In all our host families there is a water supply and that is the tap system however when there is a problem with the main government water supply system water is gotten from the well.
Guest Family
Food & Beverages

We serve breakfast that is tea or porridge and eats Lunch which is always local foods that is rice, Matooke, Posho, sweet potatoes, Cassava, Yams which is served with Meat, groundnuts, beans and vegetables as sauce. For supper the volunteer will choose either to eat with the host family or still have the meal here at Trust Future Uganda.

Boiling drinking water is always available.

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.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

Under this project, someone can volunteer at any time or season of the year.

On Arrival, the volunteer will have two to three days of Orientation that is introduction to the staffs and working team at Trust Future Uganda, our community and the different groups of people we are empowering.
There after, we will do a town tour in Kampala city, explained to how to use the buses, where to find ATMs and exchange money and much more.

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
2 - 50 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
2 weeks (min. stay)
$ 210
3 weeks
$ 279
4 weeks
$ 348
5 weeks
$ 417
9 weeks
$ 693
17 weeks
$ 1,245
50 weeks (max. stay)
$ 3,522
Average fees
$ 88 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Trust Future Uganda (TFU) will let you know about the final price during your application process.
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 Trust Future Uganda (TFU) during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or cash at arrival at the project site.

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Empower Women and Youths Through Skills

This project was established to equip unemployed youths and disadvantaged women with skill and knowledge so that they may earn a living.

$88/week

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