Elgon Youth Development Centre Uganda

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About Us

Elgon Youth Development Centre is a registered NGO located in Mbale district ,Uganda East Africa. Dealing with most complicated challenges faced by at risk youngsters. we are and determined to carry on with the vision and mission of helping the youth left themselves out of poverty through our Youth Centre and humanitarian work but we are calling on volunteers from all corners of the world to give a hand. The projects and activities help empower at risk Youths with skills to overcome poverty and support vulnerable children live a healthy and productive life. We form a Non Government Organization (NGO) located in Mbale District, Eastern Uganda, started as a result of the appalling hard situations in the community amongst disadvantaged young people, that had led to a rise in crime rates, street children, early pregnancies and early marriages leave alone dropping out of school by many children and youth. Lack of employment, death or separation of parents, lack of school fees and other scholastic materials, drug and forms of child abuse have been responsible. Founders of the organization discovered that providing the affected and vulnerable children and youth with a means of survival and keeping them busy can help in reducing the impact of this situation on the community.

The aim is to give vulnerable children the chance to learn skills that would offer them a route out of poverty, lifting them off the streets and away from the risks of drug culture, violence and crime.

Who Can Volunteer?
Our volunteer program is open to anyone with a sense of compassion, a desire to spend time around children, and a modicum of humor. We welcome individuals and couples of all ages, plus families with teenaged children. Participants should be healthy for travel, and tolerant of less than stellar living conditions and amenities. We prefer that you have a skill or a focus but no experience is necessary. Volunteer opportunities can be organized for community, school, or corporate groups.

Help Orphans and Underprivileged Children:
Volunteers give assistance, care and comfort to orphans and vulnerable children living in an orphanage. Volunteers provide the children with the adult attention they crave and deserve; teaching them languages, computer skills, games, music, etc.

Creative Recycling:
This social enterprise project collects plastic trash from the streets and transforms them into stylish and fashionable bags. It welcomes volunteers with a background in IT, design, env. education, photography, business or social sciences.

Music and Arts:
Do you have musical talent that you would like to share with our children? We are looking for volunteers to help teach music to underprivileged children. You can bring comfort and joy to our children through music and help them improve on their talent.

Are you interested in volunteering your nursing skills to those in need, then join us and help our children live a healthy life. We need volunteers to help in our clinic and treating the needy children and mothers from diseases like malaria, chickenpox etc and also help in teaching ways on how to live healthy and prevention.

- Farming
-Skills for self reliance
-English teaching
-Visual arts
-capacity building
-Community outreach

You too can help can by taking part in any of our activities.