Teenage Mother Empowernment

Teenage Mothers and Child Support Foundation deploys comprehensive strategies to raise the profiles and the visibility of teenage mothers.

Teenage Mothers and Child Support Foundation deploys comprehensive strategies to raise the profiles and the visibility of teenage mothers’ Teenage mothers can come from all walks of life, but many of them have  serious life challenges in common, including family poverty, family dysfunction,  academic problems and high school drop-out, negative peer associations, and limited  economic opportunities. Rates of teen pregnancy are much higher among  teenagers in low-income families, with low self-esteem, low expectations for the  future, and a history of family dysfunction, poor parenting, or child abuse. Therefore Teenage Mother and Child Support Foundation seeks to enrich these teenagers with economic and social skills as well as lobby for their rights to social amenities such as universal education and public health care in order for them and their children to live a meaningful life.  In addition, the organization employs a strategy of the teenage mothers being mentors of other teenagers in order to reduce the number of teenagers getting pregnant

      

Suitable for

Couples
Singles
Wheel Chairs
Families
Groups

Typical day

Mentoring - mentors serve as a teacher, friend, sponsor, listener, guide, role model and advisor, helping the girl clarify and achieve her dreams. Mentors maintain a relationship with the girl during her entire stay in Uganda

Skills  enrichment - Examples are: baking instruction, sewing or needlework and scrap-booking or crafts. 

Organize regular discussions with staff about the role and the added value of the organisation, network or coalition in society. Topics for discussion could include: Where does our legitimacy and credibility derive from? How are we perceived by external contacts, the wider general public, other organisations and (governmental) institutions?

Organize sessions for reflection on the impacts of our actions

Regularly check and discuss the mission of the organisation, network or coalition: on whose behalf we act, and groups whose interests we represent involved in our lobbying and advocacy activities 

Regular consultation meetings in the program by setting up joint lobby activities (for instance, joint meetings with relevant MPs, civil servants or companies).



Program Requirements

Minimum Age
18 years
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Health Declaration
required
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
at University level
Required Documents
Education Certificates
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:30 - 16:30

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Teenage Mother Empowernment Teenage Mother Empowernment Community outreach. Teenage Mother Empowernment TMC staff with Teenage Mothers TMC volunteer

Free-time activities

After work Volunteers may go to the national theater, to watch comedy or performers. During weekends, we have a number of Game parks they can visit

Swimming
Concert/Music
Safari/Zoo
Museum/Opera
Sports

Services

What's included?
Airport pickup, accommodation and food & drink is included in the fees.
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.

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Airport Pickup

pick up from airport to guest family house or project office or project sites

Accommodation

lavish accomodation in serene environment

Guest Family
Food & Beverages

4 meals as requested by volunteer

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
Costs
4 weeks (min. stay)
$1000
5 weeks
$2150
6 weeks
$3300
7 weeks
$4450
10 weeks
$7900
12 weeks
$10200
24 weeks (max. stay)
$24000

You can volunteer at the project site in Bweyogere/Uganda between 4 weeks and 24 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. TMC Foundation will tell you your final price during your application process.
Average Fees
$625/week
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 TMC Foundation during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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What's next?

Airport
The nearest airport is Entebbe (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.
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Bweyogerere, Kakajo Road-Namulondo Building , PO Box: 4795 kampala Bweyogere, Uganda