Womens Empowerment

Making a Difference in Uganda
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High­lights

Learn from incredible women
Empower women to start their own businesses
See innovative creation in action
Help the wider community to thrive
Meet a community of strong vibrant women
We partner with Change African Child International (CACI). Volunteers get involved with counseling young women, adult literacy, vocational skills training and more. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Leeftijd 18+
Alleenstaanden
Koppels
Families
Groepen
50+

** All Volunteers are required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19**

MDU Women's Empowerment program is partnered with Change African Child International (CACI). CACI’s programs aim to improve girls and women employability prospects by preparing them for quality jobs and helping others succeed as entrepreneurs. Education and decent employment opportunities are the key to helping people get the chance to work themselves out of poverty. The women (young and mature) are taught sustainable income generating skills. CACI provides hands on vocational skills in hairdressing, tailoring, garment cutting, fashion design, knitting, cobbling and shoe production, leather works, hand crafts making and computer training. These skills empower young people to believe in their dreams and to enable acquisition of income so that they can support their household and families. Each training course is complemented with a certificate upon completion.

Once a week, the female volunteers, along with our MDU social worker, council a group of young women on many topics such as: hygiene, women's health, relationships and much more.  

Dagelijkse activiteiten

Medical Outreach (Tuesdays & Thursday): During our medical outreach programs, we test patients for HIV, hCG and Malaria. We also treat many illnesses and infections, such as: URIs, UTIs, and STIs, GI infections, skin infections and wounds. We provide families with mosquito nets to help prevent future malaria infections and hand out mama kits to expectant mothers. In most health facilities, the supplies needed during delivery are not provided and pregnant women could be turned away if they do not bring them, risking the lives of the mother and baby. Each mama kit we hand out contains everything needed for a safe delivery.  We also hand out reusable sanitary pads to girls and young women, increasing their chances to complete school, work and live successful lives. Every child at our outreaches receives deworming tablets and vitamin A. Both are necessary for healthy growth and development. All treatment, including the medication and supplies, are provided free of charge. Our medical team includes: MDU doctors, nurses, lab manager, support staff, people from the local villages and our volunteers from all over the world. Every outreach is a unique and rewarding experience. 

Women’s Empowerment (Wednesday morning):  Volunteers will participate in a local Woman’s Empowerment Program. MDU partners with Change African Child International (CACI). At CACI, women are taught sustainable income generating skills. For example: tailoring, hairdressing, cooking, adult literacy and gardening. Once a week, the female volunteers, along with our MDU social worker, council a group of young women on many topics such as: hygiene, women's health, relationships and much more.  

Kisenyi Program (Monday, all day & Wednesday afternoon): MDU works with the street connected kids in Kisenyi, the largest slum in Kampala. According to government estimates, as many as 15,000 children, ages 7-17, mostly boys, live on the streets in Kampala. Twice a week, the MDU staff and volunteers gather a group of street-connected boys and bring them to the program site. There, the boys get counseling, play fun games and receive a nutritious meal. Due to the poor conditions on the streets, the boys often come to the program with wounds, illnesses and infections. The MDU staff and volunteers treat the children during program and arrange for follow-up care at the nearby clinic if necessary. The goal of our program is resettlement. When possible, MDU re-connects the kids with their families or finds other options to keep them safe. MDU also has a sponsorship program making it possible for kids to go to school and get an education. 

School visits, Clinic visits, Home visits, Excursions (Friday) 

Free time & Excursions (Saturday & Sunday)

Vrijetijdsactiviteiten

In your free time, there are 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. 

Watersport
Zwemmen
Concert/
Muziek
Bezienswaardigheden
Shoppen/
Souvenirs
Safari/
Zoo
Wandelen
Museum/
Opera
Sport
Yoga/
Meditatie

Voor­waarden

Om deel te nemen aan het programma dien je tenminste 18 jaar oud te zijn op de startdatum van het programma. Er kunnen uitzonderingen gemaakt worden indien je een bewijs van toestemming kan aantonen van uw wettelijke voogd(en) of samen met je ouders deelneemt.
Taalkennis
Je dient over volgende taalkennis te beschikken Engels (gemiddeld niveau)
Bewijs van goed gedrag en zeden
verplicht
Vereiste documenten
2 References will be required
Nationaliteitsbeperkingen
Geen beperkingen. Helpende handen van over de hele wereld zijn welkom.
Andere vaardigheden
Experience working with women is great but there is no skills required. Just an open mind.
Tijdsinzet
Uw helpende hand wordt verwacht op maandag, dinsdag, woensdag, donderdag en vrijdag van 10:00 - 15:00

Diensten ingesloten

Diensten door Making a Difference in Uganda
Fees includes accommodation in our beautiful volunteer House, full day orientation, 24/7 in country support, specific site orientation, program fees and 3 local meals at the MDU House. 

Volunteers have access to a full kitchen to stock food and drink of their choice, at their own expense.. Volunteers can also eat of at any one of the many restaurants available at their own expense.

In country transport provided with gas assistance from volunteers for MDU van or taxi at volunteer’s expense.
Afhaal aan de luchthaven op Entebbe International Airport

Our house staff will pick you up from the airport.

Accomodatie

You will be accommodated in a lovely house with 24 hour security. The house has beautiful dorm rooms and are shared with volunteers  of the same sex.  Each dorm room has its own full western style bathroom with hot water. The house also has a large common area with a TV,  quiet reading areas, a full kitchen, wifi and beautiful grounds overlooking Lake Victoria.

Eten & Drank

The MDU house mother will cook 3 local meals a day. There are also plenty of restaurants locally that you can eat out at. Local food on the street is a couple of dollars for a meal, buying food to cook at the supermarket can vary depending on what you cook. There is a full kitchen available to volunteers. Most meals at a restaurant are about $10 USD.

Internet toegang
Makkelijke toegang op de project site
Wat is er NIET inbegrepen?
Visum, vluchten, reisverzekering en vaccinaties zijn NIET inbegrepen in de programmakosten.
Vlucht tickets
De dichtste luchthaven is Entebbe International Airport (EBB) in Entebbe. We assisteren u met het vinden van goedkope vluchten naar Oeganda.
Reisverzekering
Naar het buitenland reizen is een avontuur en het is best om goed voorbereid te zijn. Plots ziek worden of gewond raken, annulaties of diefstal - een reisverzekering voor Oeganda biedt zekerheid en is een meerwaarde.
Vaccinaties
Als je de intentie hebt om als vrijwilliger aan de slag te gaan in Oeganda dien je eerst medisch advies in te winnen alvorens je eropuit trekt. Kijk de benodigde vaccinaties na voor Oeganda.

Data & Kosten

GEEN CREDITCARDKOSTEN

Gegevens over jouw aankomst

 This program can be done anytime of the year. We will conduct a full day orientation when you arrive, usually on a Monday.

Beschikbaarheid
jan. feb. mrt. apr. mei jun. jul. aug. sep. okt. nov. dec.
Duurtijd
1 - 50 weken

Programmakosten

Kosten: Prijs in USD
1 week (min. verblijf)
$196
2 weken
$392
3 weken
$588
4 weken
$784
8 weken
$1.568
16 weken
$3.136
50 weken (max. verblijf)
$9.800
Gemiddelde kosten
$196 /week

Houd er rekening mee dat de hierboven getoonde kosten worden geschat. Making a Difference in Uganda zal je op de hoogte houden over de finale kostprijs gedurende uw aanmeldprocedure.
Waarborg (15%)
De waarborg dient om je plek als vrijwilliger te verzekeren. Betalingen worden door PayPal behandeld, onze betrouwbare betalingsprovider. Indien je niet over een PayPal account beschikt, kan je ook met een credit kaart betalen.
Finale betaling (85%)
Uw finale betaling zal worden goedgekeurd door Making a Difference in Uganda gedurende de aanmeld procedure. Veel voorkomende oplossingen zijn een banktransfer of contante betaling op de projectsite.

Waarom Volunteer World

Bijkomende zekerheid geboden door Volunteer World
Volunteer World is 's werelds leidende vergelijkingsplatform voor internationale vrijwilligerswerk projecten. Wij begeleiden jou door een betrouwbare aanmeldingsprocedure - inclusief de nodige betalingen. Plan jouw zinvolle reis met Volunteer World en krijg gratis toegang tot:
Kwaliteitsgarantie
Hoge ethische standaarden & transparantie in de sociale impact
Flex-optie
Wijzig jouw reservatie zonder extra meerkost
Garantie op terugbetaling
We betalen je kosten terug als Making a Difference in Uganda jouw reis annuleert
Ondersteuning & tussenkomst
Wij steunen je, wat er ook gebeurt, je kan altijd contact opnemen met ons
Onze diensten zijn gratis!
Alle programmakosten worden rechtstreeks gefactureerd door Making a Difference in Uganda

Wat vertellen de mensen over Volunteer World?

Womens Empowerment

We partner with Change African Child International (CACI). Volunteers get involved with counseling young women, adult literacy, vocational skills training and more.

$196/week

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