Change A Life Bwindi

Kampala, Uganda, Africa
Change A Life Bwindi helps people around Bwindi national park to raise themselves out of poverty. We aim to ensure the delicate balance between the environment, wildlife conservation and sustainable development in Bwindi – Ruhija area

Volunteering Activities

Administration
Agriculture Work
Childcare
Conservation Work
Fundraising
Web Work
Women Empowerment

What We Need

Volunteers that can help with Fund raising, Grant writing, Publicity, Administration work, website design, Blogging, Social workers , Teachers , Health workers , Marketeers and sales , Fashion designers for tailoring, Eco friendly packaging and recycling , Gardening , and Food nutrition specialists

Wishlist

When & Who

We work throughout the year so volunteers are needed any time of the year
We have no limitation to duration , so long the volunteer are able to meet their accommodation and meals costs for as long as long they are able to
Individuals, Groups, Retirees

What we Provide

Accommodation
Types: Homestay, Guesthouse, Volunteer House

The home stay is in a home set p with shared facilities like bathrooms, Kitchen, Living room and compound

The volunteer house has six separate rooms for sharing and shared washrooms

Meals
Types: Variety
Hot Water
First Aid
Laundry Service
Purified Drinking Water

Our Fees

$40 daily

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More Services we Offer

May have additional fees
Pretrip Assistance
Orientation
Tours
Social Activities

We offer orientation and social activities including the community visits , pretrip assistance and booking guides

We can link the volunteers to tour travel companies for delivery to our field site


Contact Person

Katushabe Christina
Ruhija subcounty Rubanda District Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Kampala, Uganda.
40% response rate

Other Ways to support us

Basket weaving, Tailoring, Mushroom growing , Honey packaging , Gardening , Tree planting

This can in any of our daily project activities including Basket weaving, Tailoring, Mushroom growing , Honey packaging , Gardening , Tree planting

Batwa community visits

1.Reading books and stationery
2. Tailoring guides and materials
3. Honey processing and packaging kits
4. Solar dryer for mushroom project

Additional Info about Us

5 to 10 people

1. Project director -Overseeing daily project implementation and activities
2. Administrator/Accountant-Budget planning and financial management of projects
3. Social worker- Community outreach
4. House keepers 2 -In charge of the guest house
5 Chef

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Change A Life Bwindi in addition to running community projects, it also has an executive home stay and Guest house that can provide volunteers with accommodation and meals at$70 (Meals include Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner plus Accommodation.

We also offer tour guides

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Change A Life Bwindi helps people around Bwindi national park to raise themselves out of poverty. Our projects empower the community to build a secure and sustsinable future for themselves and for the national park.

Change a life is determined to bring a lasting change to the community and the environment.

There are so many ways that you can help us support our mission; visit our shop to buy our products made by the locals or you can donate to sponsor a child to go to school.

Our objectives
•Our objective is to directly link the importance of preserving Bwindi Forest as a source of livelihood for the surrounding communities.
•To raise awareness among the surrounding communities at large about the importance for conservation of environment through educational programs and activities for all community members.
•To provide a potential self sustainable model to empower and create financial freedom among the women.
•To empower women with the aim of alleviating poverty and driving sustainable development.
•To raise awareness of women’s economic and social rights in order to take up leadership positions with the organization and the wider community
OUR PROJECTS
We work on several schemes from Women’s economic empowerment, Beekeeping by the reformed poachers, water, Micro- finance under their saving scheme,

And school bursary for children with the aim of alleviating poverty and driving sustainable development in the area.

Our project is an active enterprise comprising of 20 women, 40 school going children and 10 men who work collectively to support each other to produce quality products from which they can earn an income and be able to access basic needs.

It also provides a potentially self-sustainable model to empower and create financial freedom among the women in the community of Bwindi / Ruhija


Some of the projects we are working on are:-
•Basket weaving by women
•Beekeeping by the reformed poachers
•Tailoring by early marriage victims
•Mash room growing / organic farming.
•School bursary for children, after school and weekend program for children.
•Conservation education
. Batwa community empowerment project

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