The hope with this project is to engage with the local communities through home visits to elderly who stay with these needy children, disabled, and people living with HIV/AIDS to keep them company, offer relief, and assess needs. This is a good opportunity for volunteers to see the daily challenges faced by marginalized groups in Ugandan local communities who stay with the children we endeavor to help.
We believe that all women have the right to be empowered to reach their potential. The work includes educating and supporting women in the areas of HIV prevention, public health, reproductive health, family planning, sanitation and hygiene. We also run home visiting, AIDS care and women’s groups focusing on vocational training and women’s rights as they are the ones staying and bringing up these children on a daily basis.
Often a less popular area in which to serve, but nonetheless essential in ensuring the successful running of our organization.
We highly value support in budgeting, project planning, fund-raising, marketing as well as training of Ugandan staff and other locals in such areas as:
1) Capacity building training of MCODE staff and other select groups in raising house hold incomes, HIV/Aids ,Gender and other cross cutting edge community issues like malnutrition and others in MCODE areas of operation in order to help these children efficiently.
2) Developing and writing proposals for the organization that can attract funding in various areas.
3) Liaising with government agencies and NGOs for the different relevant programmes.
4) Searching and collection of data useful in the working of the organization.
5) Preparing and compiling half yearly and yearly reports on activities supervised by the volunteer.
6) Advocacy of MCODE to donor agencies e.g. be a referee for MCODE during the volunteers’ stay and after he /she leaves MCODE.
7) Any other relevant duties may be assigned to the volunteer depending on as when need may arise, by the Director.