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KABALE, Uganda | www.goadreamvillage.org/

Sobre Nós

*Mission:* Enhance the livelihood of vulnerable families in southwestern Uganda through organic farming and permaculture practices.

*Founders:* Alphonse Twinamatsiko and Alex Atuheire, who grew up in poverty in the region and understand the challenges faced by rural families.

*Team:* Six local Ugandan volunteers dedicated to the mission.

*Partnership:* GOA has partnered with ImpactAO Foundation to realize the Dream Village, with ImpactAO providing program design, project planning, impact assessment, and funding.

*Impact:* GOA and ImpactAO aim to improve health and vitality in under-resourced communities, with a focus on sustainable agriculture, clean water, and nutritious food.

*Registration:* GOA is a registered nonprofit organization in Kabale, Uganda, and Impact AO is a US-registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.


Testimonials;

Karinn

59

Female

United States

5/5

 Yes, I recommend this program

Volunteer at Amatsiko

Mar 27, 2024

I had an amazing experience volunteering at Amatsiko. The school brings vulnerable children, often living on the street and/or orphans, into its embrace providing a nourishing, secure and joyful environment. Amatsiko finds guardian homes in the community where children are cared for, or some live at the school. Amatsiko provides three nutritious meals a day, enabling the children to grow and learn. Academically, Amatsiko outperforms some of the best schools in Kabale. Alex and Alphonse, who run Amatsiko, are fun and inspiring leaders who welcome you and your talents with open arms.

What was your funniest moment?

I helped to start a library at Amatsiko and read a novel to one of the classes. The novel, Holes, is about a boy who gets sent to a juvenile detention camp in Texas. The book is very funny and enjoying the silly jokes with the kids was a highlight of my three weeks in Uganda. The students were so engaged with story, it made the experience very gratifying.

Pros

Joyful environment at the school

Can do attitude that anything is possible

Eagerness of the students.


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Location

Uganda

Kampala

Length

1 to 24 weeks

Project Types

Agriculture Drama Childcare Street Children Orphan Care Climate Change Community Development Building Projects Conservation Education Teaching +4

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Last Updated:

Jun 19, 2024

Last Reviewed:

Mar 27, 2024

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About Program

Welcome to Amatsiko Organisation, a community-based organization dedicated to supporting orphans, vulnerable, and street children in South Western Uganda. By volunteering with us, you'll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture, work alongside our dedicated team, and make a meaningful impact in the lives of our children.


With over 15 years of experience hosting volunteers from around the world, we offer a unique and enriching experience. Our community school, with 420 pupils, is at the heart of our work. As a volunteer, you'll assist with teaching, both in and outside the classroom, and contribute to our holistic approach to education. No teaching experience is necessary, but if you are a teacher, that's a bonus!


Beyond the classroom, you'll have the chance to engage with our community outreach programs, empowering families and communities through sustainable projects like home gardens, rabbit cages, and organic farming practices.


Consider your impact: Volunteering abroad can be a rewarding experience for both volunteers and local communities, and at Go Overseas, we believe all volunteers should have the resources to make informed decisions about the type of volunteer project they want to partake in. However, despite best intentions, some organizations offering placements in orphanages may unknowingly place children in danger. You can read about the potential dangers of orphanage volunteering here. Learn more about how Amatsiko Organisation is promoting ethical volunteering.


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Program Highlights

Empower vulnerable children in Uganda

Immerse in local culture through community tours and outreach

Explore Uganda's natural beauty and wildlife on affordable trips

Contribute to sustainable projects like home gardens and organic farming

Join a global community of volunteers and make lasting connections

Program Impact

- *Empower Vulnerable Children*: Make a meaningful impact in the lives of orphans, vulnerable, and street children in Uganda.

- *Immerse in Local Culture*: Experience the warm hospitality of Ugandan communities and engage in cultural exchange through our community tours and outreach programs.

- *Wildlife Adventures*: Explore Uganda's stunning natural beauty and wildlife on our affordable and exciting trips.

- *Sustainable Projects*: Contribute to innovative projects like home gardens, rabbit cages, and organic farming practices that empower communities.

- *Global Community*: Join a vibrant network of volunteers from around the world and forge lasting connections.


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Karinn

59

Female

United States

5/5

 Yes, I recommend this program

Volunteer at Amatsiko

Mar 27, 2024

I had an amazing experience volunteering at Amatsiko. The school brings vulnerable children, often living on the street and/or orphans, into its embrace providing a nourishing, secure and joyful environment. Amatsiko finds guardian homes in the community where children are cared for, or some live at the school. Amatsiko provides three nutritious meals a day, enabling the children to grow and learn. Academically, Amatsiko outperforms some of the best schools in Kabale. Alex and Alphonse, who run Amatsiko, are fun and inspiring leaders who welcome you and your talents with open arms.


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What was your funniest moment?

I helped to start a library at Amatsiko and read a novel to one of the classes. The novel, Holes, is about a boy who gets sent to a juvenile detention camp in Texas. The book is very funny and enjoying the silly jokes with the kids was a highlight of my three weeks in Uganda. The students were so engaged with story, it made the experience very gratifying.

Pros

Joyful environment at the school

Can do attitude that anything is possible

Eagerness of the students to lear

Seth Gillman

59

Male

United Kingdom

5/5

 Yes, I recommend this program

Volunteering With My Family

Apr 10, 2023

I travelled to Uganda with my wife, daughter and son in 2014. We spent a week sightseeing and a week volunteering and had an amazing time! Alex, Alphonse and everyone at Amatsiko were great hosts and they welcomed us warmly into their community. We spent time with various projects they were running and thoroughly enjoyed everything we were part of. I would wholeheartedly recommend volunteering at Amatsiko - you will have an incredible experience and help with hugely valuable work with the children, families and wider community Amatsiko supports.

*Mission:* Enhance the livelihood of vulnerable families in southwestern Uganda through organic farming and permaculture practices.

*Founders:* Alphonse Twinamatsiko and Alex Atuheire, who grew up in poverty in the region and understand…

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