CEFOVID-Uganda

COMMUNITY EMPOWERNMENT FOR VILLAGE DEVELOPMENT

UGANDA (CEFOVID UG) www.cefovid.org

PROJECT CODE:   UPA/MLTV/021


Background



Community Empowerment For Village Development Uganda (CEFOVID-UG) is a registered local Community Based charity, established in 2012, registration No- LUB/12/212.Its located in the urban surbubs of Lubya parish slums ,5km from the capital city of kampala Uganda. CEFOVID was founded to help support the marginalized slum orphans and vulnerable children due to lack any charity to help them out. We currently support 65 kids at our charity school - GOOD MUMMY SCHOOL KOSOVO and other partner schools directly; well-as 130 kids is the total registered number of beneficiaries for CEFOVID. 
Aim


Mission



Our main aim is to contribute to increased access to comprehensive social and economic services, home based care and support to orphans and vulnerable children in Lubya Parish slums Kosovo.

Our mission is to challenge and respond to the causes and consequences of vulnerability, poverty, lack of awareness and skills so that they live a self-sustaining life with dignity.



Activities

·         Support to Orphan and Vulnerable Children with quality education

·         Sexual reproductive health and HIV&AIDS youth counseling

·         Life skills training to vulnerable women and youths:- Crafts, urban farming, liquid soap production and tailoring

·         Early childhood learning at Kosovo slum

·         Providing recreation activities to children and youth such as games and sports, drama etc

·         Food nutritional counseling and sensitization support, Community and home monitoring visits

·         Strategic networking and linkage(referral)

·         Organizing Community Health camps

·         Organizing Hygiene and sanitation camps

·         Hand washing project.



Volunteer Qualities

  • Passion to work with children and slum communities
  • Open minded  and emotionally strong with ability to appreciate local setting
  • Volunteer should be interested not necessarily qualified
  • Innovativeness, knowledge of social work and administration and Computer skills is an added advantage
Volunteer tasks

Activities range from community outreach, administrative work to Kindergarten activities. Volunteers should prepare to assist with one or more of the following:



CEFOVID Uganda

           Preparing quarterly organization newsletters and activity reports
·         To engage in the different innovative avenues of fundraising for social and economic support for             the charity school and vulnerable families

·         Follow up and coordination of different project activities /events especially education for life.

·         Continuous and timely update of our online medias e.g. website and face book

·         Coordinating Community work like sanitation and hygiene in Kosovo slum

·         To support with administrative work at the offices

·         To support our Kindergarten (age 3-9 years)with teaching, art and games(Good mummy Kindergarten)

·         Youths counseling in sexual reproductive health

·         Computer training

·         Conducting Hand washing trainings in communities



Working Hours

9:00 am to 16:30 pm, Monday   to   Friday and upon special request on weekends

Transport

It is 6kms from UPA to CEFOVID Uganda offices, costing 5000 to and from when using public means (matatu-Taxi).It can cost approximately 10,000/= to and from with a hired motorcycle.

Accommodation

Volunteers can stay at UPA Guest house or in a host family in the local community



Comments from UPA

CEFOVID is one of the inspiring projects that work for marginalized slum orphans and vulnerable children around the slums of Kampala. The volunteer/s interested in this project should have passion for such disadvantaged children and must be flexible since it is a special group for children with various backgrounds.



Communication

The basis of communication at CEFOVID Uganda and Charity school is English though majority of the Vulnerable Families and communities we operate in speak little English and more local languages.



Past Volunteers

USA, German, England.


  •   Uganda Pioneers Association,
         8 miles Hoima Road, Ocheing Zone 
  •      Nansana, Wakiso District - Uganda
  •   P.O.Box 25973 Kampala,Uganda
  • +256 785 601 220 / +256 782 335 322
  • info@ugandapioneers.org

About UPA

Uganda Pioneers' Association (UPA) is a voluntary non-governmental organisation registered with the National NGO Board (ref. S5914/114). UPA aims atpromoting community based development,intercultural co-operation and youth participation through voluntary work. 


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