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Community Development Associate ACO Africa

ACO Africa

Kampala, Uganda by ACO Africa
4 - 8 weeks

Community Social Work

Our volunteers work with vulnerable children, women and elderly caretakers to meet the practical physical and emotional needs of these target groups.

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Kampala, Uganda by ACO Africa
1 - 42 weeks

Community Human Rights

Our volunteers work with prisoners including juveniles and inmates in prisons

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Project Details

Project works with vulnerable children, elderly, women and others. Through outreaches we support and care to meet the physical and psychosocial needs.

Abaana Community Outreach (ACO) Africa aims to serve the most vulnerable groups in society. We believe in giving selflessly of time, care and resources. ACO Africa is a non-discriminatory, non-profit organization committed to providing support for the most vulnerable groups in society. We place an emphasis on education, health, psychosocial issues, economic empowerment, and nutrition, human and environmental rights.

ACO Africa was founded in 2009 as a community based organisation (CBO) in Masaka-Lwengo District and later renovated into an international and non-profit organisation, committed to breaking the cycle of poverty by providing loving support and care to vulnerable individuals; laying an emphasis on education, health, psychosocial care, economic empowerment, nutrition, human and environmental rights to the poorest and most vulnerable people.

We at ACO Africa have the mission to create sustainable socioeconomic changes capable of generating lasting impacts on communities affected by deprivation. Important key target groups of ACO Africa are children and women. The large majority of households supported by ACO Africa are either headed by young orphans, single mothers or elderly widowers. Our goals are

  • care and support for groups affected by deprivation
  • mitigating social and economic effects of rights abuse and HIV/AIDS among communities
ACO Africa aims to serve the most vulnerable groups in society. We believe in giving selflessly of time, care and resources. We hope you will be inspired by our work; and join us to make a difference. We endeavor to ensure that children and other vulnerable people are made aware of their rights and are able to reach their full potential.

Our vision is to care for children and other vulnerable groups. ACO Africa supports and empowers communities, focusing on HIV-positive children, orphans and other vulnerable groups. Our aim is that all children should receive primary education, health and other kinds of basic care. We also advocate for women rights. Our purpose is to provide women with the opportunity to become productive members of their own community, assume leadership roles, and have a positive impact on society

The main focus of the project is on
NPO Status
Yes, registered non-profit organisation
Foundation Year
Contact Person
John Bosco Ssenyondo
Spoken Languages

Social Impact

We have restored hope for number of vulnerable children & women in deprived communities through care and support laying emphasis on education, psychosocial care, economic empowerment, nutrition and child rights. 

Volunteers enjoy a broad learning experience including many of the practical, social, and technical skills required to become effective leaders, engaged citizens, productive members of society. They gain skills that are vital for real success in future employment and in adult life.

What we do: 

Abaana Community Outreach Africa (ACO-Africa) lays an emphasis on education, health, psychosocial care, economic empowerment, nutrition, human and environmental rights to the poorest and most vulnerable people— especially children and women.

  1. Supporting of school related expenses for orphans and other vulnerable children to have education (scholastics materials, fees, etc)
  2. Conduct home and school based visits to meet the practical as well as psychological needs and social support for orphans, elderly caretakers, HIV-positive children and women.
  3. Capacity building and empowerment to poor especially HIV positive women, orphans and vulnerable care givers with income generating activities-IGAs and trainings (IGAs like; chicken, goats, start up fund to earn household income)
  4. Supporting vulnerable households with modern seeds for growing various foods like cereals and vegetables to improve on their livelihoods and food security.
  5. Raising awareness on community development issues like Rights of children, HIV, positive people, women and disabled, nutrition education, sanitation and hygiene, environmental issues, HIV/AIDS, sex reproductive education for young people
  6. Supporting prisoners with counseling sessions in spiritual, psychological and legal education which includes; raising awareness about the laws of the country, advocating for rights of prisoners human rights specifically right to bail and its legal procedures, as well as supporting inmates with session on life in and after prison (release).

Pursued Sustainable Development Goals