Mission for Community Development (MCODE)

Kampala, Uganda, Africa
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We aim to improve the lives of those in need with a priority on women and children.

MCODE was founded to help provide formal education, health promotion, clean drinking water, HIV/AIDS prevention, care and support, poverty alleviation, hygiene & sanitation and vocational skills training.

Volunteering Activities


What We Need

Within our programs, volunteers work alongside with Ugandan volunteers in a variety of projects to directly benefit vulnerable children, women and rural communities. The projects include the following activities:

- Children.
The main focus of this project is to provide underprivileged children with a loving, creative environment in which to flourish. Volunteers can help in areas such as feeding, organizing plays, music, craft and arts, hygiene, nutrition, sanitation and HIV/AIDS education. Teaching primary students in any of the basic subjects, as mathematics, English, science, physical activity etc. is highly welcomed. Mentoring and counselling of youth and youth leaders in subjects such as HIV/AIDS, Public Health, women’s health and rights, and family planning. Also organizing creativity workshops.

- Community outreach.

- Female empowerment.
The work includes educating and supporting women in the areas of HIV prevention, public health, reproductive health, family planning, sanitation and hygiene.

- Administrative help.

When & Who

Volunteers’ time of stay is usually from one to three months. Your stay can be extended beyond three months on a case-by-case basis (depending on our requirements and your ability to obtain an extended visa).

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More Services we Offer

May have additional fees

Living arrangements depend on the individual volunteer and will be discussed upon the availability of the volunteer or application. MCODE are able to help you find accommodation if asked for.

Personal living expenses depend on the volunteer but can be as low as $250 a month.

Contact Person

Lubanga Kayondo
P.O Box 37190 Kampala, Kampala, Uganda.

Additional Info about Us

Up to 5 people

The projects are based out in the villages of Buleega, Makindu, Buleere, Namatovu, Mawotto, Kikooli in Najja sub-county, Buikwe district and others in Pallisa district. There is often a significant language barrier between volunteers and the children; local teachers will have to help you with translation or you get your time to learn the language through available language courses.

MCODE supports and initiates innovative projects with a mission to save and improve lives of those in need with a priority on children and women.