Another Hope Children's Ministries

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ANOTHER HOPE CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES

PROJECT CODE:   UPA/MLTV/019


Another Hope Children’s Ministries (AHCM) is a Non-Profit, Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) registered by the government of Uganda, Reg. No. S5914/8153. It was established as a Community Based Organization (CBO) in 2006 and acquired the NGO status in 2009 and located in Kkona/West Village, Wakiso Sub-County in Wakiso District about 18 kilometers from Kampala city which is a 40 minutes’ drive. AHCM operates in four districts of Wakiso, Kampala, Mukono, and Buikwe.

Aim

Giving hope to the orphaned, street children and children from impoverished families in Uganda through strategic partnership with child actors; provision of a safe home for the homeless children, re-union of the homeless with their families or facilitating fostering and adoption, provision of psychosocial support and counseling for parents, Caregivers and Children; Development of the children’s spiritual well-being for better future citizens ; formation of strategic partnership and alliances for advocacy of children’s and women’s rights; investing in education of the children, income generating activities for disadvantaged families and strengthening evidence based programming and policy research.

Activities 

·         Provision of a safe and secure home for the homeless, abandoned and vulnerable children

·         Farming projects – poultry, piggery, livestock, cultivation

·         Construction of rain – water tanks in community families of Lukwanga parish to provide safe and clean water for the children

·         Training in life skills such as brick/block making, tailoring and embroidery, art and craft, farming activities

·         Operation of a Vocational school

·         Counseling and guidance for career choice, behavioral change, psychological healing and coping

·         Psychosocial Facilitation Skills for normal and optimum functioning.

·         Supporting orphans and other vulnerable children with basic needs such as education , shelter, clothing, food and medical care

·         Advocacy for children’s rights

·         Preventive and curative health services

Volunteer tasks 

·         Reading materials to kids to help them in their English fluency.
·         Raising awareness about the organization’s work and activities, as well as the plight of vulnerable children in the country both locally and internationally.
·         Walking with pre-scholars to school
·         Assisting children in their homework assignments
·         Bathing the children and maintaining proper hygiene
·         Playing with the children, counseling and disciplining them
·         Administering medication to the sick children
·         Assisting the children in doing house chores – fetching water from the well, farming, etc
·         Offer professional expertise to the children and AHCM management.
·         Taking part in school evaluation exercises.
·         Taking part in field-based visits.

  Volunteer Qualities

·         Loving heart- ability to offer love and care to the children
·         Guidance and Counseling Skills – on behavioral change, reproductive health, sexuality, education and HIV/AIDS related issues.
·         Motivational skills – Motivating children and the young adults on best behavior, success tips, offering Career guidance.
·         Hardworking and ready to take on any task and challenges.
·         Flexible
·         Ability to work in a multi-cultural setting

Working hours

8:00 am to 5:00 pm (Monday to Friday)
8:00 am to 1:00 pm (Saturday)

Transport 

Public transport – Taxi and Motorcycle (locally known as ”boda-boda”)
It will cost a volunteer between UGX 5000 – 6000 a day (to and from) if the volunteer lives at UPA Guest House.

Accommodation

A volunteer may live at the UPA Guest House, a host family depending on his/her choice however we have a fully equipped guesthouse that they can use at a negotiable fee.

Comments from UPA

1.       Working with vulnerable children and young adults may call for a volunteer’s readiness to experience irritating and challenging                            situations. However, a volunteer shall be required to carry a very open heart that can accommodate these situations.
2.       You should be highly motivated to create own tasks / activities at times and for any queries endeavor to have a discussion with the                    directors. 

Communication 

Communication with AHCM children and staff is easy, as most have attained a formal education. However, In case of children who are unable to speak good English, translation is always available

Past Volunteers 

Japan, Finland, South Korea, United Kingdom, U.S.A., Philippines and Germany.

  •   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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