Youth empowerment Intiatives
Under this program we train the illiterate youth in computer training, carpentry, mechanics and entrepreneurship skills. With this we aim at reducing a poverty line with in Africa and also as it is said that an idol mind is a devils workshop we encourage and engage the youth in activities that bring love joy and peace in their mind sports, dance music and entertainment.
In this program we move to schools and have a counseling session, encouragements, uplifting their talents and life skill teachings to the studies. The Bible rightly admonishes to “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it” (proverbs 22:6). In doing so we believe that we shall bring up a new generation which will change Africa.
Are you enthusiastic about early childhood development? Do you love kids and want to teach them about the world? Our partner works with four private primary and secondary schools that cater exclusively to the education, housing and feeding of needy children and orphans. However, local education is largely rote learning. Come and feed their hungry little brains!
Volunteers are involved in academics, arts and crafts, structured play, music/singing, sports, and public health. The main focus is to provide children with a loving, creative, interactive environment in which to flourish. Volunteers choose which subjects and age groups to teach upon arrival. They work independently to plan lessons using government curriculum and textbooks. Please be aware that kids come with only pencils and exercise books. Bring any further tools or materials you wish to use.
No teaching qualifications are required although volunteers should be reliable, organized and creative.
Bring your hat, gloves, sunscreen and bug spray!
We welcome people who would like to come and volunteer with us from all over the world and also we will appreciate those who would like to be friends, life time members or who would like to sponsor a child or project. We shall be grateful to work with you.
In Africa most especially in the rural areas most people cannot afford medical expenses and they end up using traditional drugs which at times may fail to work this is why in this way we introduced a program of going to communities and giving treatments to people with in the communities. In this program we carry out dental treatment, blood checkups and blood donations and other treatments as we can afford.
Public Health Improvement
Are you a confident speaker? Can you communicate important information in creative ways? Do you want to learn the reality on the ground regarding public health in Uganda? In this project, volunteers work alongside local counselors and health care professionals, in a variety of programs designed to help Ugandans stay healthy and make good decisions about their health care.
Volunteers talk to people in village meetings, private homes, and churches. They design seminars based on subjects that can include household hygiene, malaria prevention, safe sex, HIV prevention and AIDS care, substance abuse, domestic violence, etc. Basic training and educational materials are on site, but volunteers are encouraged to bring new materials as well.
Volunteers can also work in clinics and maternity talking directly to women and girls about safe sex, family planning, maternal and child health, and nutrition.
This project requires walking long distances in the sun. Volunteers are encouraged to bring a sleeping bag, a hat, and walking shoes. Volunteers will be given a private room at the host organization as their home base. When work is done in surrounding villages, volunteers may be billeted short-term on site.
Poverty alleviation activities for sustainable development
This program is concerned with making communities aware and training them the methods and mechanisms of poverty free environment. However this is mainly done by equipping them with knowledge about agriculture and productivity, advantages of setting the saving schemes and having a mind of job creation instead of job seeking. We believe that with this we can change the way of living in many poor families in Africa most especially in Uganda.
Organic Farming and Agriculture
Do you like playing in the dirt? Interested in seeing the impact of climate change in the tropics? Come volunteer in a local farm and help a community achieve food security and environmental sustainability.
Volunteers work with program staff to introduce organic farming techniques, farm management, and small agro business projects. Expect to help prepare soil, plant/maintain fields, and care for poultry and other livestock. Volunteers learn and promote environmental conservation practices such as soil erosion prevention, natural pest repellent use, bio-gas production, solar fruit drying, and interlocking brick construction.
are for the little ones
Do you love kids? Are YOU a big kid? Volunteers with never ending energy and loads of games up their sleeve can live and work with HIV affected orphans and needy children. You’ll bring love, encouragement, and creativity to kids who lack family stability due to AIDS related illnesses. Volunteers help with basic academics, feeding, and organizing play and arts and crafts.
Under women empowerment we carry out training in entrepreneurship skills and life self sustaining skills, in this women are trained according to their interests, some get training in entrepreneurship skills, sowing skills, art and craft. We believe that through these programs the vulnerable women will be able to take care of their families.
Under this program a volunteer will be able to do parenting, teaching, mentoring, and care taking. In this way, one will be assigned to help a child where she or he can do best. Being with these children can bring hope, and joy that they missed due to the death of their parents at a very early age thus this makes them to know that there is still other people who love and care about them.
You’ll dispel some myths about the dire state of the “African orphanage” and have tones of fun with some very deserving kids in the process!
Village Teaching and Outreach
Do you want to ride to work on the back of a motor cycle as the sun rises? Scrub the red dust off your feet as the sun sets? Experience new activities with each new day? This placement is for you. Volunteers learn to make baskets while discussing domestic issues with amazing Ugandan women’s groups. You’ll feed pigs and cows. You’ll plant carrots, cabbages and tomatoes. You’ll dig wells. You’ll help primary students learn fractions. You’ll play Duck! Duck! Goose! with a bunch of 5 year old. The sky is the limit!
Our partner works with a number of small community based organizations that provide counseling, care, and education for rural people, and orphaned and needy kids. Some of these placements focus exclusively on teaching primary lessons and extra-curricular. Others include both teaching and outreach components. Please inform us if you wish to teach, do outreach work, or a combination of both, so we can best choose your program.
In this program we carry out door to door outreaches, school ministry where we offer students with skills of academic excellence with God’s love and wisdom.
on going/ open
2 Weeks to 6 month
we provide you with everything it takes for you to work with us, you will be give 3 meals a day,accommodation,Airport pick up, in country training and culture training.
$500 per month.
it cater for, in-country support and
supervision, airport pickup, accommodations and meals, and other
if one wants to have Pr-departure training, career development and language training you pay addition $100 for those who will be interested
We are in need of a person who can run the fundraising for our project on line,under this program a volunteer will be able to make fundraising while at home,he or she will be given the information about the project we are running and will fund ways of who to help us raise the funds.
Hands of Grace Africa is registered as a non- profit making organization. It was formed by the vision of Kulaba Geoffrey and later joined by Mukisa Ronald. Hands of Grace Africa works with orphans, street children and widows, within three Districts i.e. Jinja, Bugiri and Kamuli. Hands of Grace Africa started in Jinja District and later extended to Bugiri then later to Kamuli. It was started due to the need to save lives of the children and the widows which is growing day by day. Hands of Grace Africa main offices are located in a semi urban area in Jinja District.
We believe that children and widows need to be given priority and focus. Through sponsorships we are able to take children back to school and provide them a home where they can have peace and joy to live a healthy, spiritual and happy life again. The Bible rightly admonishes to “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it”(Proverbs 22:6). That is why Hands Of Grace Africa has come up with many projects which are to help the widows to bring up their children in a right way and sustain their families.
The Vision of the organization is “to look forward to changing the many lives of the orphans and widows out there, to a happier life”. On addition to the vision, its Mission
is to create a better life for the orphans and widows.
Medical support to the needy
How you can be involved
You can contact us at:
P.O. BOX 384, Jinja, Uganda.
Volunteering: The happiness effect
Helping others kindles happiness, as many studies have demonstrated. When researchers at the London School of Economics examined the relationship between volunteering and measures of happiness in a large group of American adults, they found the more people volunteered, the happier they were, according to a study in Social Science and Medicine. Compared with people who never volunteered the odds of being “very happy” rose 7% among those who volunteer monthly and 12% for people who volunteer every two to four weeks. Among weekly volunteers, 16% felt very happy, say the researchers.
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