UYWEFA is committed to addressing and alleviating the negative effects of the HIV/AIDS pandemic that has caused untold suffering, poverty, and dehumanization throughout Uganda. In April 2011 UYWEFA constructed an education center in order to provide 50 Orphans and Vulnerable Youth (OVCs) in the community of Kazo with free education. As of January 2015 the centre has expanded to service approximately 200 OVC's.
The centre is community-owned and therefore largely staffed by local volunteers. We are seeking the assistance of an international volunteers/interns to supplement the skills of local volunteers and provide administrative and teaching support. The primary responsibility of volunteers will be to conduct classes such as English and Math. Furthermore, Interns will have the opportunity to participate in other programs UYWEFA offers; Economic Empowerment Programs assisting single HIV positive mothers and various Youth Programs.
- Great opportunity to make a huge positive impact in a struggling community.
- Resume & career building experience.
- Authentic cultural experience through living with a home stay allowing you to truly integrate into the community of Kazo.
- Opportunity to travel to some of the worlds premier travel destinations (Gorilla tracking in Bwindi National Park & Safaris) and visit neighbouring countries (Kenya, Tanzania).