Change African Child International (CACI) is a registered indigenous/local Non-Governmental Organization, Registration 9484, Certificate Number S. 5914/9962. It seeks to respond to the causes and impact of HIV/AIDS and poverty. CACI is community-based with its headquarters in Ndejje-Namasuba off Entebbe road, Wakiso District.
In light of the growing incidence of HIV/AIDS and its adverse socioeconomic impact, the need for establishment of a proactive community led initiative to mitigate the socioeconomic impact of AIDS was fore seen and Change African Child International (CACI) was initiated.
CACI mainly work on care and support to people infected and affected by HIV/AIDS in order to mitigate the effects of the epidemic. Also, we aim at strengthening the coping of Orphans Vulnerable Children (OVC) and People living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) families to progressively become self-reliant for economical sustainability of their families, as well as supporting the youth, women and the elderly in economic strengthening, leadership skills building the internal capacity of CACI staff for effective and sustainable programme design and implementation and finally supporting the community in Adult literacy.
We therefore invite overseas volunteers who can sacrifice they time, travel and stay costs, offering a service in any of our programms while at Change African Child International. These programms are:
Orphans and Vulnerable Children's Program (OVC)
- This involves vocational training (in hairdressing, tailoring, cosmetology and ICT).It also includes parental counselling in homes, outreaches in primary schools on health issues and sanitation, trauma counseling and stress management as well as career guidance to the young children in schools who out of the busy parents/gurdians in supporting the children, instead they are abused both emotionally and pysically thus leading to high rates of school drop outs, early marriages and pregnancis at the age between 14 to 17years.
- Also free volunteer to support in teaching English is needed in our learning centre 43kms away from the city of Kampala on Mityana road one of the remote rural areas. these are children between the age of 3 to 15 years, please if you can afford to donate to them old or new clothes, shoes, school bags, reading books and children playing toys,you will have made their lives happy to regain hope in owning life. on incquiry to this cause please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call +256772513629.
Adult Education Program
We also provide adult education that involves teaching literacy and conversation in English and Luganda. This program targets women and men from 15 to 50years who completely can not read and write and CACI has witinesssed this that after atleast 3months one can write his/her Name and be able to sign for his/her money in the bank, at the above level of the three months studing in dult literacy one can start writing asimple conversation including WILL writing and Memory book which is our main focus and aim as to why this program is emphasised on.
Women's Economic Empowerment
This program provides entrepreneurial skills through half-day workshops. In these we teach the management and establishment of small businesses and educate on saving schemes and the formation of small enterprise groups(e.g. soap making, baking, tailoring etc)
We give practical and emotional support to those living with HIV/AIDS through home visits, on Risk reduction plan/ issues, Disclosure support, drug follow ups, HIV Counselling and Testing programms. We also aim at spreading health awareness and sensitization.
Advocacy and Lobbying
We would appreciate volunteers who could lobby on behalf of the organization and its programs as a whole.This would involve grant and proposal writing. Skills in fund raising is appreciated. Administrative support also is welcome
For more information please visit:
This volunteer opportunity can be performed from a remote location.
- Kampala, Central Region, Uganda
- Kampala, Central Region, Uganda P.O BOX 70409
Start and end dates:No
Duration:Less than 3 months
Time commitment:A lot (10+ hours/week)
Times of day:Mornings Afternoons
Days of week:Weekdays
Extra details:Fee required
International volunteer options:International volunteers welcome