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Gift Women Link Foundation

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Gift Women Link Foundation needs a fundraising supporter who could help in financing and fundraising for Vulnerable Children Digital Centre project 2017.

In these era of Information and communication advancement ICT has become a  major tool in fostering development in the all sector across the globe access to fast and reliable source of information is vital for socio-economic development of the nation, it fasten the delivery and access of information and decision can be made faster e.g. providing training and capacity building, in trade and industry processing orders, submitting report in the management information systems, managing health delivery services  and offering an online and software based training to learners.

Access to reliable source of information is major problem not only in Kasese but also other areas of Uganda and the world, digital divide is very wide in least developed country like Uganda and thus Kasese becomes most affected because of its isolation and is also characterized by game reserves and forested areas, its vastness and positioning makes it inaccessible with service delivery though its an entry point to most popular Queen Elizabeth national park and Rwenzori parks in Uganda, yet it’s having very few facilities and not even one of the type ICT in all the sub regions of Rwenzori Districts.

GIFT WOMEN LINK FOUNDATION thought it would be wise to envision a Regional ICT training and information space where people can obtain instant access entry point to the world using Wimax or wireless internet connection, knowledge and information Centre where young school children, Women, OVC, grandaunt, groups and stakeholders can come and share, discuss, dialogue train and learn many ideas on ICT and its applications.

This transformation brings with it an unprecedented opportunities to boost dynamic and sustainable power base that fully maximized the Municipal unique assets that centers around the new emerging Information Communication Technology (ICTs) so as to properly position the Region and its people within the Local, National, Regional and International Information Society processes thereby becoming a recognized New Millennium Municipality, where great things are shaped with commitment.  

In today’s Global economy, where knowledge and innovation are keys to competitive success, we are delighted to say that with a digital center in the city, Kasese is uniquely placed to provide necessary services and impetus on ICT to a growing population and to conform to international competitiveness and standards. If its capacity are integrated into the information and telecommunication Network of the world and its resources tapped and released through the Center much would have put in place to serve the underserved vulnerable children, Youths, gender, and Stakeholders needs on ICTs

PROJECT NEEDS

The Project is contained in the Uganda Economic Empowerment Development Strategy (UEEDS) document that articulated “Making available the benefits of the new Information and Communication Technology” (ICT). 

  • To bridge the Digital divide and open doors to many underserved vulnerable groups, youths of the Municipality and beyond.
  • Attaining height in the standard of education for Technology and the creation of new job opportunities and market oriented values using ICTs.
  • Improving quality of life and creating new opportunities for others who otherwise may not have had the opportunity.Development of a virtual library that provides information and answers urgent questions that meets real economic benefits, impact and social and gender inclusion.

PROJECT OBJECTIVES

  • Improve on education standards, research systems
  • Create jobs for the youths
  • Empower the youths especially female to objectively discuss, advocate, dialogue and claim for visibility and influence in the decision affecting their lives politically social and physically.
  • To facilitate increased access to information and knowledge sharing through partnership networking and collaboration.
  • Facilitating easy access to information delivery through internet based services; messaging, MMS services, video conferencing and online learning centre.
  • Improving the quality of life of urban and rural youths through sharing experience, software application and online learning, social networking.

TARGET POPULATION

  • The underserved vulnerable children, youths and women across the district and beyond.
  • 14-60 children, OVC, Women, Graduate and under graduate youths between the ages of 23-42 years shall be the direct beneficiaries and other beneficiary shall be the farmer, business groups seeking new opportunities for their products and indirect beneficiaries shall be the district officials NGOs and any other person seeking knowledge and information sharing.

 

PROJECT FACILITIES

The complex which will be referred to as “The Digital Village” shall have facilities such as:

  • Computers and Printers for Training and Internet Access.
  • Source of alternative Power supply (Solar).
  • Manpower Operators.
  • 24 Hours Access and opens at 8:00am.

CORE PROGRAMME ACTIVITIES

The Vulnerable children digital centre project will  provide:

Ø     Training and equipping it’s our target groups /participant with necessary and basic skills in Information Communication Technology applications through aiding them to understand trends behind the information society today.       

  • Research and Education for Development
  • Professional Service and Practical applications
  • Skills development programmes and work force initiatives
  • Better academic acceleration programmes through the engagement of our academic community in the District, Regional, National and International. 

Ø     The Vulnerable children digital centre project is intended to provide a  dynamic environment for genius generation, global focus on knowledge economy  driving competition and enhancement of partnership development.


PROJECT SUSTAINABILITY 

  • The well to do community individuals, business fraternity, Donors, Churches and other charitable organizations will be invited to participate in the projects growth and sustainability.
  • Farming and initiation of income generating activities will be promoted to ensure that the project sustains itself
  • A percentage of the savings and benefits will be ploughed back into the project.
  • Guardians being indirect beneficiaries will be advised and encourage to defray the project costs through cost-sharing.

Expected project outputs and benefits to the Kasese population in future:


1.    Promotion of scholarship system. Participation in international society by improving children’s scholastic level as a result of protection of their rights to receive education.

2.    Reduction of widespread phenomenon of abused children who are a burden to social or economic field of the country’s growth.

3.    Promotion of gender development and growth.

4.    Promotion of IT skills

5.    Enhancement of community resource identification, mobilization or marshalling of the same through community based Programme.

6.    Eradication of poverty

7.    Encouragement of rich individuals and organizations in the distribution of their wealth hence breaking the wall of social stratification.

8.    Advocacy and awareness creation on social issues and challenges.

9.    Promotion of inter-agency collaboration in professional ideas and experience sharing.


PROJECT FUTURE PLANS

1.    Sponsorship of many children to primary schools and subsequently to colleges and universities level ex. scholarship system.

2.    Construct Training Centre

3.    Integrated farming

4.    Innovation of computer and IT skills.

5.    Hire professional Personnel

6.    Short income generating projects and production units to boost the centers income

The volunteers has the rights to decide whether to volunteer from home or to come to the Organisation.
The foundation is in dire hard for Capable and potential volunteers anytime from now beacuse the foundation has contributed locally USD 600. But we need volunteer help in either funding, Resource mobilising to enable us successfully transform Kasese Vulnerable population in 2017.

The project is the first Project in Kasese to bear the inscription of Excellency. It shall then be a Model for other New Millennium ICTs project. It shall enhance the way people and organizations work, communicate, exchange knowledge and access information. The centre shall facilitate the development of : -

  • Entrepreneurship and youth leadership development.
  • A unifying focus for all tribes, race without discrimination.
  • A centre that provide a world class and unique socio-economic and Technological development.

The foundation has created afavourable working environment for volunteers.
More information can be emailed to the Donor, Volunteer, Companies anytime.

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Families
Groups

Typical day

The volunteer will work with Mr Bwambale Rwamanyonyi towards 

1. Fundraising
2. Mobilising more resources,
3.Training of staff and beneficiaries towards project success during the volunteering period.
4. Project Monitoring and Evaluation
5. Networking the organisation and project

Program Requirements

In order to join the program you need to be at least 20 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s). Of course, there is an exception for children that are accompanied by their parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level) and English ( level)
Required Documents
CV and Referees
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Fundraising
Social media
Community Development
Entreprenuership
Microfinancing
Resource Mobilisation
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 08:00 - 03:00

Any questions? Just ask. We at Gift Women Link Foundation are happy to help you.

Contact Project Coordinator

Free-time activities

Volunteer can climb over Rwenzori Mountains National Park,

Watch Animals in Queen Elizabeth National Park,

Have atrip in Mining centres in Kasese,

Enjoy sports activities like netball, football, volleyball etc.

Concert/Music
Climbing
Safari/Zoo
Sports
Contact & Reservation
$91
/week
$91
/week
8 - 24
weeks
8 - 24
weeks
20+
age
20+
age
Airport Pickup
Housing
Food
Internet
Jan
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Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
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2. National Park Tour
3. Mining Centre tour
4. Local Meals
5. Water bills
6. Electricity bills
7. Transport from airport to foundation
8. Local transport
Airport Pickup at Entebbe

Volunteers are picked from the airport to the foundation.

Accommodation

We have assigned self contained rooms for Volunteers.

Rooms are 12 by 14 fts, Good Bed, Electricity. 

Bedroom (Single)
Food & Beverages

Local meals at
1. Breakfast
2. Lunch
3. Super


Internet Access
Limited access at the project site
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Costs (Prices in USD)
50 days (min. stay)
$500.00
9 weeks
$1,098.00
10 weeks
$1,205.00
11 weeks
$1,312.00
13 weeks
$1,525.00
15 weeks
$1,739.00
24 weeks (max. stay)
$2,700.00
Average fees
$91.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Kasese Uganda/Uganda between 50 days and 24 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Gift Women Link Foundation will let you know about the final price during your application process.
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