We are a nonprofit organisation with a mandate to operate in the Masaka District in Uganda (Masaka District Local Government -CD5421). RIDO was established in 2007 to spread awareness about HIV/AIDS. We later expanded our activities to include tackling environmental issues, while also working hand-in-hand with local communities.
Agriculture work, conservation work, women empowerment, teaching, construction, fundraising, and micro-finance.
Accommodation is with host families.
Breakfast is composed of tea or coffee with or without milk, with bread, eggs, pancakes and maize, millet, or porridge and fruit.
Lunch is matooke, posho, potatoes, rice and a sauce of peanut, beans, beef and vegetables.
Dinner is same as lunch but varied in distribution.
Fees include administrative costs, preparation of project site and host family trainings and briefings, project materials, inland travel, an excursion, and other program-related costs.
There are language classes and a cultural tour for volunteers.
We request for support on marketing using social media; fundraising for big projects that cannot be handled by individual volunteers/interns within the organisation. For example: an underground tank for the demonstration farm, completion of office structure, a brick-making machine for construction projects in the community.
- Tree planting at chosen venue. This activity does not take up much time and space to implement. Each tree planted is named after the person who plants it. In case one is interested they can receive pictures of the progress of the tree they plant.
- A visit to partner organisation, engage in ongoing activity, take pictures and sign their visitors book.
- Perform an errand at an aged person's home.
Various DIY construction tools.
Volunteering in schools takes place only during the school calender. This can be determined at the time of application.
RIDO has a team of community volunteer experts who make it possible to accomplish projects with the support of external volunteers and interns. Our focus in Kyesiiga Sub-County is on nutrition, health improvement, poverty reduction, and environmental stability, areas that were pointed out by the women of the area.
Many of the adults in the community grew up as vulnerable children as a result of HIV/AIDS. As children, they lived without the critical guidance of adults. Now they are constantly seeking knowledge and information about ways in which they can improve their wellbeing and that of their own children in a sustainable way.