The Mmanze Centre for Rural Development & Training (MACERUDET)
We work with the rural communities to improve their standards and conditions of living through implementing sustainable community based program.
What We Need
The tasks undertaken will be dependent on qualifications or levels of experience, but we can promise a hands-on opportunity to make a real difference to the people of Kampala.
• Teacher volunteers and assistants: Primary school and Secondary school – English, Math, Science, Art, Drama, Sports, Music, Cultural exchange (volunteer student teachers will work alongside local teachers at the two schools)
• Medical volunteers: Medicine, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry, optometry, physician assistants (Medical Volunteers will work with medical officers at the Busaawa Mmanze Health Center)
• Volunteer community health workers: Mobilize community good practice of home environment sanitation, attend to minor health problems…
• Construction & Home Environmental Sanitation: Local community construction initiatives, basic sanitation, water treatment facilities…
When & Who
• The workday finishes ~16:00
• All national public holidays and weekends are free time.
What we Provide
We provide food, lodging, airport pick up, orientation, training and laundry at a fee of 500 USD for the first month of your stay with us. Following months will cost $300 per month for food, lodging and laundry services.
• Volunteers are accommodated at our volunteer house
• Homestays in the local community are also possible
• Monday-Friday meals and Saturday morning breakfast included (Monday- Friday breakfast 07:30-08:30 / 09:00 Saturday) (Dinner is served at our headquarters 19:00-21:00)
• We provide free local language lessons: 1-2 hrs/day
• Airport pick-up and drop-off are included
• Free medical care for minor health problems at our local health unit. However, should the medical need require referral, the volunteer will meet all the expenses incurred.
Meals include our local food,fruits and vegetables.
The one time 300 $ is paid by the volunteers towards the education of our socially and economically needy children .This money is used to pay tuition ,buying scholastic materials like books and pens,buying school uniform ,school bags and shoes,provision of medical care for the needy children and orphans and basic needs like clothes,blankets,bed sheets.
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More Services we Offer
We offer tour guides to the volunteers in our country at a cost of 100Usd per day per person.This does not include the transport,meals,accommodation and tour fees charged at the different tourist attractions.Volunteers are offered free social services like engaging themselves in different sports activities.
Other Ways to Help
Volunteers will get the opportunity to learn how we prepare our local food,they will have the opportunity to tour our local traditional cultural sites,they will have the opportunity to view our locally made handcraft and buying some and training them how to make the different crafts.They will also have the opportunity to learn the different cultural activities like treating people locally,how we dress locally,how we marry locally ,how we baptise locally,how we hunt,the different tabboos and clans and tour our local tourist attractions like the mmanze forest and the kungu traditional stone.
Our wish is to host volunteers who can come with the following items:
Additional Info about Us
Our current projects include:
1. Student Hostels & Staff Quarters Building
2. Amazzi Nobuyonjo Bwebulamu - Water, Sanitation & Life
3. Community Empowerment Initiative - Education, Food Security & Sustainable Income Generation
4. Child Education Sponsorship
MACERUDET welcomes your contact and we are happy to provide further information and answer any questions you might have.
We will work with individuals and education institutions to specifically tailor a program or student internship to best suit the students` skills and wishes, and best benefit the Mmanze community.
We thank-you for your interest in MACERUDET.
Teacher volunteers only work with us during the academic months .These include February,march and april -first term,june,july august -second term and october november december - third term.January,May and september are holidays when children are not at school.
MACERUDET is a community-based NGO founded in 1987 after the Bush War (1981-1986) by a group of local people in the area of Mmanze, Masulita sub-county in the Wakiso District of Uganda. The social infrastructures and agricultural sectors were left devastated by the Bush War, so the Mmanze community organized themselves to overcome challenges through self help initiatives.
The Mmanze Centre takes its name from the Mmanze community, one of the communities of the Masulita subcounty.
MACERUDET has more than 30 years of experience in the field of welfare works and works thanks to the contribution of a small group of professionals located in Masulita, Uganda. MACERUDET has built and manages :Mmanze Community Secondary School (MCSS)" and "Holy Cross Namutenga Community Primary School, Kindergarten & Day Care Centre". MACERUDET has also built and manages "Busaawa Mmanze Health Centre III"
The organization does not have established paid staff; however, we implement our priority programs utilizing the services of volunteers from both the local and international community.
Our priority programs:
• Sustainable agriculture
• Community based health care
• Training and education
• Environment protection
• Promoting youth, women and child rights
• Functional adult literacy
• Infrastructure development
• Rural savings and credit
• Community capacity building
• Social cultural tourism guide