Women and Girls Empowerment

Abel Robert
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Coordinator | Abel Robert
Coordinator | Abel Robert
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High­lights

You will gain insight into the impact of reduced access to education, healthcare, work opportunities and rights for women and girls in remote rural areas especially in Isolated Island of Buyiga..
It is a fabulous chance for volunteers studying or dealing with women’s empowerment, community work and social work to gain front line experience in Rural Uganda.
Learn about approaches to empowering disadvantaged females, which you will surely find use for at home as well.
You will be involved in a variety of interesting activities to help the women and girls in the community.
Experience the enjoyable African way of life
Women are developing sewing skills and girls are participating in an after-school. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

The local community is very excited about this program and, even though it was only launched in early 2020, it is already proving to be a success. Women are developing sewing skills and girls are participating in an after-school programs. Additionally. The hope is that once sessions for women and girls are more established, activities for boys and men can be added as well.

Why choose this Girl and Women Empowerment Volunteering programme in Uganda?

You will gain insight into the impact of reduced access to education, healthcare, work opportunities and rights for women and girls around the world. You will learn about approaches to empowering disadvantaged females, which you will surely find use for at home as well. It is a fabulous chance for students studying women’s empowerment, community work and social work to gain front line experience.

Role of the Community volunteer

You will be involved in a variety of interesting activities to help the women and girls in the community. These include:

  1. running girl’s awareness and reflection workshops on subjects such as: menstruation Hygiene Management, early pregnancy, safety, girl’s rights and sexual health
  2. running women’s awareness and reflection sessions on subjects such as: women’s rights, safety, self-esteem and making a living
  3. farming activities with girls and women
  4. sports activities with girls.
  5. teaching adult literacy for beginner and advanced students
  6. Volunteer(s) will be working with children, youths and single mother who are living in extremely poor home and communities.
  7. Setting up some small scale businesses under that foundation that help bring more income to the foundation as we also receive donation from well-wishers.

Typical day

Volunteer(s) work Monday-Friday from 09:00am-4:00pm.

Volunteer(s) start work at 09:00am, Break time at 10:00am-10:30am, lunch break 1:00pm-02:00pm.


Free-time activities

In your free time there is many options for activities! A lot of our volunteers like to take extended weekends to do safari, gorilla trekking or adventure water sports. All of these are at the volunteers own cost, but are organized through our local partners to ensure the best price and experience. Our close proximity to Kampala means there is plenty of opportunity to explore the craft markets, eat local food and go to local events including soccer games. We encourage volunteers to travel on their weekends and will help arrange trips or activities. And we are always very flexible with our volunteers and making sure we give them the best experience we can in our means. 

Sightseeing
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Safari/
Zoo
Hiking
Museum/
Opera
Sports

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)
Required Documents
CV and recommendation letters
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 09:00 - 16:30

What's Included

Services by Saint Ann Foundation
  • Airport pick-up,
  • Pre-Departure Information,
  • Accommodation,  
  • Orientation,
  • 24 hrs Assistance and support from Staff,
  • Certification of completion.
Airport Pickup at Entebbe International Airport

Once the volunteer(s) apply to volunteer with Saint Ann Foundation, It’s the responsibility of us to pick up the volunteer from for Airport, we shall pick put him / her from the Airport (Entebbe International Airport) upon arrival and taken to the Foundation residence.

What we need from the volunteer is the travel details and when He/she will arrive in Uganda.

 


Accommodation

We provided a home stay program at the Saint Ann Foundation kindergarten.

We provide a shared room for single sex volunteers, private room for couples.

We have both an indoor and outdoor bathroom and bathroom.

Our accommodation rooms are 10 x 12 feets.

Volunteer(s) are advised to come with personal tents and mosquito repellents for Camping.

Dorm Room Guest Family Bungalow Camping
Internet Access
Limited access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees. Food, snacks or beverages are at extra costs.
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

Once the volunteer(s) apply to volunteer with Saint Ann Foundation, It’s the responsibility of us to pick up the volunteer from for Airport, we shall pick put him / her from the Airport (Entebbe International Airport) upon arrival and taken to the Foundation residence.

 

Volunteer(s) are welcomed at any time of the year and any day of the week.

The first day the volunteer(s) arrive at the home stay orientation take place where they are briefed on what to do any when to do it and the third day the volunteer(s) are taken to foundations to start work.

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
1 - 8 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
1 week (min. stay)
$125
2 weeks
$246
3 weeks
$371
4 weeks
$497
5 weeks
$623
6 weeks
$749
8 weeks (max. stay)
$1,000
Average fees
$125 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. Saint Ann Foundation 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 Saint Ann Foundation during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Women and Girls Empowerment

Women are developing sewing skills and girls are participating in an after-school.

$125/week

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