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Teenage Mother Empowernment

Our volunteers will support the lives 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. 

About the Program

Volunteers impart practical skills to the teenage mothers to empower them to become economically self reliant, healthy and build stable future for their children. Economic empowerment of girls plays a pivotal role in breaking intergenerational transmission of poverty and shaping Uganda’s development. Girls with access to and control over economic resources are more likely to invest in their families. 

Currently teenage mothers are trained to, bake products like cake, bread and bans; make craft materials like paper beads, mats, necklaces, earnings, bags and bangles. TMCSF is organizing teenage mothers in group to participate in Village Saving and Loan Associations (VSLA) and supporting them to offer credit services to teenage mothers for their business expansion.

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. 

For those who are able to atleast a month and more, you can enroll as an individual volunteer.

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
Wheel Chairs

Typical day

Your Tasks

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.

Organize 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

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). Of course, there is an exception for children that are accompanied by their parents.
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
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 08:30 - 16:30

Any questions? Just ask. We at TMC Foundation are happy to help you.

Contact Project Coordinator

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. 

Volunteers are also welcome to go swimming in the surrounding areas or watch African music concerts or do some general sports activities.

Swimming
Concert/Music
Safari/Zoo
Museum/Opera
Sports
Contact & Reservation
$625
/week
$625
/week
4 - 24
weeks
4 - 24
weeks
18+
age
18+
age
Airport Pickup
Housing
Food
Internet
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

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Services by TMC Foundation
  • Airport pickup
  • Accommodation
  • Food & drinks
Airport Pickup at Entebbe

We will pick you up from the airport and bring you to the guest family house or the project office or the project sites. 

Accommodation

We provide a lavish accommodation in a serene environment.

Guest Family
Food & Beverages

We provide 4 meals a day as requested by the volunteer.

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.

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Costs (Prices in USD)
4 weeks (min. stay)
$1,000.00
5 weeks
$2,150.00
6 weeks
$3,300.00
7 weeks
$4,450.00
9 weeks
$6,750.00
11 weeks
$9,050.00
24 weeks (max. stay)
$24,000.00
Average fees
$625.00/week

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 let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
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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.

Get ready to volunteer in Uganda

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Visa Regulations
Depending on your nationality, you have to arrange your visa for Uganda. Please check the visa regulations for Uganda.
Travel Seasons
Find out the best time to volunteer in Uganda and receive information on weather and climatic conditions.
Living Costs
Living costs vary with each destination. We give an overview of what you should plan as an estimated budget to volunteer in Uganda.
Budgeting
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Uganda.

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.
Vaccine Checker
If you are intending to volunteer in Uganda you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Uganda.
Free-time
What can you do in leisure-time in Uganda while you are not working at your volunteer opportunity?
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