Nansana children`s Centre (NCC)

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Nansana children`s Centre (NCC)

PROJECT CODE:   UPA/MLTV/029


Background

Nansana Children’s Centre (NCC) Is a Community Based Organization operating In Kampala Uganda, Wakiso District; it was established on 5th Jan 2011 on registration number WBO/1238/11 currently NCC is the leading organization holding the position of chairpersonship for Nansana civil society Network which is an umbrella Organization of all NGOs, CBOs, and FBOs operating in Nansana Municipality. Our areas of intervention have been through Children and single mothers but the year 2018 NCC ventured into youth friendly services such as guidance and counselling, youth empowerment programs like leadership and management training, Business and entrepreneurship, sexual reproductive health among others:



Aim

Education support to Orphans and other Vulnerable Children (OVCs)

Access to formal education is a fundamental human right and a key to success. However, not all children in Uganda have a chance to exercise this right. Poverty and loss of parents remains a major challenge though other factors like child labor, unemployment, child neglect among others play a significant role in hindering children from accessing education. NCC has since its establishment worked tirelessly to ensure that children achieve this key so that they have capability to open the doors of their future. We are proud that we currently have a total of 50 children from critically vulnerable families under Child Sponsorship Program (CSP), And they go to our school called Blessed Hill Nursery school which is a project of Nansana Children’s centre (NCC) plus other 10 children whom we are supporting from other school because for them they are in upper primary’s and secondary schools.

Family empowerment programs (Economic strengthening)

NCC has two sub-programmes all aiming at raising the economic standard of the poor families and these programmes are; (a) Skills for life tailoring programme (b) Enkoko/chicken project.

a)      Skills for life training tailoring programme: This year we have made a total of 23 women trained and given startup kit in tailoring and now they are working in their respective communities and this was made possible through the support from Omwana Uganda Foundation.

Enkoko project / chicken project: this year 18 house hold of single mothers have received chicken and currently they are multiplying some homes are having 100 hens and above yet they were given only 10 hens.


Activities

  • Voluntary Counseling
  • Schools and community out reaches
  •  Distribution  of Information Education Materials
  • Vocational skills
  • Home visits
  • Dance and drama
  • Involve in the children activity.
Volunteer tasks

  • Counseling of clients (Orphans and other Vulnerable Children)
  • Health Education and sensitization for the community
  • Working with other counselors in dealing with HIV/AIDS clients
  • Out-reach services
  • Attending meetings
  • Compiling reports
  • Research
  • Updating social platforms like facebook and web page


Volunteer qualities

  • Interest and motivation to work with children, single mothers, and youths.
  • Innovative and flexible
  • A Volunteer with counseling skills
  • The volunteer should be kind and ready to listen, emotionally strong and to give advice if necessary
  • A volunteer with fundraising skills is an added advantage



Working hours

5 days a week from 8:00am-5:00pm     



Transport

It takes about 5000 Uganda shillings to and from Uganda Pioneers Offices



Accommodation

Host family and UPA volunteers’ Guesthouse



Comments from UPA

Nansana Children’s Center is a new project on our list. They are indeed promising to volunteer with and located in Nansana Division, Nansana Municipality. The founders are passionate about vulnerable groups and are committed to empowering them through various interventions.

Communication

All Counselors are able to communicate in English but some clients need translators (already in place)

Past Volunteers

Japan.


  •   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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