Render A Hand of Help Africa

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About Us

RAHHA provides care and support the total orphans, needy and other vulnerable children in education, nutrition, shelter, vocational training, and other basic necessities of life all of which require additional and proportional support due to increasing demand as their enrollment in the organization.

Our Vision is;To render a hand of help and support to the orphans and the vulnerably-needy children to have a self-reliant future through giving education and vocational skills.

Mission statement is; To educate, mould, nourish, shelter, clothe, and give necessary skills to orphans and vulnerably needy children and assisting the general community of Bugembe and Uganda at large.

We have a school of now 300 pupils, 100 get totally free education, shelter and food, yet the rest received basicneeds including quality eductaion at a very subsidised fee. We have volunteering opportunities for all kinds of volunteers willing to work with us in this godly work. RAHHA is a non-profit organisaion under the Gospel church of uganda, providing child care services based in Bugembe twon council in Jinja district. More about us can be found on our website: http://www.rahha.org yet we too are always available to help or answer any enquiries that can bedirected via our email addresses; info@rahha.org. About Volunteering Opportunities;

We need volunteers who can bring new ideas, work with minimal supervision, and have a positive, self-starting attitude. We do not need just young volunteers, but older people with business skills and experience as well. We need those who can sort out bookwork and apply for grants. As we try to help all members of society, we need all ages of volunteers to help them function.

Our headquarters are in Bugembe Town – JINJA. We have our own school, that we fund for ourselves, educating orphans and very poor children completely free of charge, feed and clothe them and try to provide all basics of life whenever we can. We also have simple money generating projects like crop growing and animal rearing. We are also working with many schools mainly primary schools; we also have youth groups who would need mentoring in business skills, ideas of community development, living with and without HIV/AIDS, spiritual issues among others.

Take some time to read through our volunteer programs:

WHAT YOU WOULD WANT TO DO

TEACHING

Basically, we would want volunteers who are willing to interact with poor hopeless children we have in our registry, (over 100), give them hope and teach them basics of life. We also have contacts with other schools that a volunteer can teach, basing on the traditional teaching of Uganda, which is based on memorization and passing of exams. School terms vary annually but are likely to be: Feb 1 to April 15, May 20 to August 20, Sept 20 to November 30. We also work with village-based boarding schools.

Teaching needy and orphaned kids has serious challenges and needs volunteers who are open to local teaching methods but still able to bring creativity and fun into the classroom. You are the outside world to these kids. Schools have a basic curriculum, but you’ll be planning your own lessons daily. While there is a language barrier, by volunteering you can introduce creative writing, drawing, debate, and life skills into the classroom.

HIV/AIDS PREVENTION OUTREACH

Youth Mentoring:

Youth mentoring in RAHHA would include Public speaking and mentoring of youth and youth leaders respecting HIV/AIDS, public health/hygiene, family planning, condom use, creativity workshops promoting small business development, the importance of basic education, and women’s rights and empowerment. This is the most important and most common activity undertaken by volunteers.

Community Outreach:

Includes home visits to elderly, disabled, and persons living with HIV/AIDS to keep company, offer relief, and assess needs. This is a good opportunity for volunteers to see the daily challenges faced by marginalized groups in Uganda.

Administration: fundraising, sourcing markets for handicrafts, strategic planning, report writing and file maintenance.

COMMUNITY PROJECTS

RAHHA also needs volunteers that provide counseling, care, and education for rural people and orphaned and underprivileged children.

In our communities, major activities involve working with local children and youth. You decide if you want to teach nursery, primary, secondary, vocational education, or if you want to be involved in a more free form work arrangement placed with an organization that provides community outreach services.

HOW TO APPLY

Please email us your resume or a list of your skills/interests, and a Statement of Interest telling us why you want to come live and volunteer in Uganda. Try to apply well in advance of when you’re traveling.

You need to be at least 16 years old, speak English, and be in relatively good health to volunteer with RAHHA.

THE COST

Volunteering with RAHHA does not require any payment. However, all volunteers will cover their own basic needs including airport pick-up fee, first night hotel (if needed), transport to your placement, food and accommodation while volunteering.

Volunteers further more shall cover their own airline tickets, visas, vaccinations, drinking water, leisure activities, or medical services. You’ll likely need $20-$40 a week to support a basic life which includes drinking water, internet, transport, and a few western treats such as coffee and chocolate. Safaris and white water rafting are a bit more expensive. Check out a Lonely Planet or Bradt guide on Uganda for details about that.

CONTACT US

Mailing address: RENDER A HAND OF HELP AFRICA P.O BOX 1339, Jinja, Uganda – East Africa Telephone: 256-772-414-257 Email: info@rahha.org


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