LCU is a grassroots, non-profit organization based in Kampala, Uganda. We were founded in January 2013 by a group of young Ugandans who wanted to make a difference in our community. We strive to empower children and young women to effectively participate in social economic development skills.
LEADING CHANGE UGANDA is non-governmental organization, which started in January 2013 by a group of young people who wanted to create the change they want to see in the world among children and women. Leading Change Uganda is inspired by the fact that the world should be a better place for everyone, regardless of their sex, age, religion, colour and nationality. We strive to empower children, young women and youth to effectively participate in their social economic development through training, access to education, information and other basic needs to improve their standard of living.
Many communities in Uganda cannot access education, information and basic needs. This is because most people there live below the poverty line, staying in slums and villages. At Leading Change Uganda, we understand that education is key to getting people out of the debilitating and dehumanizing clutches of poverty. Hence, education is at the forefront our mission.
Access to education, particularly for the children in the poorest of poor families, is not always available. Leading Change Uganda is equipped to pass on knowledge and skills to children, youth and young women, enabling them to live better lives. The youth and children are Uganda’s future tomorrow, and women are the mothers of the nation who bring life into this wonderful world.
At Leading Change Uganda, knowledge and skills are acquired through a variety of training, such as entrepreneurship, financial management, consumerism, ICT and environment. The communities are also provided with basic needs such as clothes and food. As a youth-led organization, we allow enthusiastic young people to share their skills with other youths who have not had that chance. By sharing our skills, we are holding hands together to fight and end early child marriages, high youth unemployment, youth and community illiteracy, poverty, environmental degradation, and instead to improve markets and livelihoods.
1. Youth (15 – 30) years
2. Young women (15 – 30) years
3. Children (1 – 15) years
To build and strengthen sustainable individual, family, institution and community initiatives for poverty eradication, education and development through partnerships at all levels.
“An informed, educated, empowered and just society”
We are looking for volunteers who are independent, passionate with children, women empowerment, disciplined and highly self motivated people who can adapt easily under different living environments and also will be able to communicate and interact with children and women who speak basic English.
To design and execute the learning process for the children (with the age gap of 3-15) and women (with the age gap of16-50) in terms of English, Mathematics, character, personality, attitude, creativity (arts, music, craft, etc) and relevant soft skills.
To organize fun filled and educational activities for the children like music, arts and crafts and etc. To join the kids at events conducted outdoors.
To design and execute learning process for the women (with the age gap of16-50) in terms of better farming methods, financial and entrepreneurship skills.
To help out on office administration works such as paper works, data management, fundraising, organizational visibility and etc. Volunteers will also need to help the management with chores and managing the children.
To help develop information technology related skills and other useful skills like effective communication, creativity and etc. with the help of tools like exercises, flash cards, pictures and etc.
To provide counseling and mentoring for the children in terms of career path, personal problems, and other common issues regarding teenagers.
Volunteers shall pose as ambassadors for their native country and to educate the children, women and the local community about their respective countries and culture.
Language lessons, Ugandan culture lessons and free Airport pick ups
$100 per week ($15 Reservation fee. The fees show commitment to be part of the program and they will be counted as part of the weekly cost.)
We are looking for individuals who can comfortably work in their countries but help Leading Change Uganda to achieve its objectives. Individuals who are good at fundraising will be great to work with them and help Leading Change Uganda to achieve its fundraising goals. We are open to any suggestions on how to achieve our fundraising target. We are also interested with individuals who can help the organization with managing the website and social media platforms to get more likes and following as well as engaging with the followers on a regular basis. Finally, help is also needed in designing the organizational documents such as brochure and reports etc.