Trust Future Uganda (TFU)

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TRUST FUTURE UGANDA (TFU)

PROJECT CODE: UPA/MLTV/027


Background

Trust Future Uganda (TFU) is an NGO which aims at offering a brighter future to youths, orphans or vulnerable children and disadvantaged women living in Uganda.

Trust Future Uganda is located in Kazo Central Zone Nabweru Katooke Road, Nansana Town Council, Wakiso District and 5km from Kampala City Centre.

Aims

·         To provide orphans and vulnerable children with educational support

·         To empower disadvantaged women through economic activities

·         To create awareness on health issues

·         To offer functional education to adults


Activities

Trust Future works in three sectors: education, health and economic empowerment.

1.      Education for:

·         Children. Our primary school counts 183 students, including 53 most vulnerable children or orphans. We educate children from 4 to 14 years.

·         Adults who did not receive or complete their primary education. We offer them language courses and business mathematics three times per week.

2.      Health

·         In partnership with local organizations we offer free HIV test, counseling and psychological support to the local community.

·         In partnership with a local dispensary, we provide our vulnerable pupils with a free access to health care and medicine.

3.      Empowerment of:

·         Disadvantaged women through economic activities like craft products (mats, lady’s hand bags, beads, craft shoes, envelopes and paper bags).

·         Youths: we provide youths – who drop out of school or got early marriage – with professional skills (i.e. bricks and shoes making or sewing activities).


Volunteer tasks

·         Management: accountancy and finance of the projects prioritize NGO’s needs - Project management: planning, implementation, monitoring, defining budget and evaluation, finding new sources of sustainability.

·         Research work: qualitative and quantitative research about our beneficiaries (disadvantaged women, youth and children) regarding to living conditions, health, income, nutrition, accommodation, etc.

·         Field work: social work in the communities, meetings and interactions with our beneficiaries (advices and prevention), guidance and psychological support.

·         Journalism: in order to create awareness among the social network, you will collect and write short interviews and positive stories of Trust Future’s members – either staff, or beneficiaries (Humans of Trust Future).

·         Marketing / communication: strategic marketing and operational, promotion of the projects, creation of promotional supports (video, brochure, flyers, business card, …), promotion of volunteering (through also voluntarism) and internship, writing job description of volunteering opportunities, finding international market for Women empowerment’s craft products, etc.

·         E Marketing: interactions with the web users on social networks (i.e. Facebook) and the website (update and writing)

·         Public Relations: - partnership-building : with the objective of recruiting new volunteers/internships and collecting supports, you will be looking for international partnerships with High School (social workers, teachers), Secondary School, foundations, companies (Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), etc., - search of local partners (building a strong network), - fundraising programme (writing fundraising proposals and implementation)

·         Teaching: in collaboration with the teaching staff, you will teach subjects such as English, Mathematics, Sciences, Geography, Physical Education, Art (drawing and painting) or any other relevant subject (i.e. foreign languages, computer skills).To provide recreational activities to children and youth such as games and Sports.

·         Photography / Video: in order to create awareness about Ugandan living conditions and culture, you can capture pictures or videos of Trust Future’s environment (community) or members (staff, beneficiaries).

·         IT: updating of the website.


Volunteer qualities

Anyone with an open mind and a caring soul can volunteer with TFU. No specific skills or training is required. However, being proactive and flexible are essential. What you will achieve depends on your commitment and motivation.

Please note that teaching function may not be available during school holidays: January, April, August and December.


Working hours

Office hours are from 9:00am – 4:00pm.


Transport

From the UPA Guest House it is 15 min with a BodaBoda. Cost are about 8 000 UgSh to and from.


Accommodation

A Volunteer may live in UPA Guesthouse or TFU may provide accommodation for the volunteer in a host family with one of our community households who are carefully selected.

Communication

Communication at the Organization will be in English.


Comment from UPA.

Working with children as well as communities makes TFU a good placement which will introduce the volunteer to Uganda’s education and healthy system. The volunteer should be highly motivated with an open mind.

Note:

All volunteers choosing school project should always remember to consider the school holidays. Schools are closed in April – May, August to September and December to early February.


Past volunteers

From Belgium, France, Finland, Germany, Ireland and Spain


  •   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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