We understand that we all need each other to overcome the continual challenges of life. Therefore, at the Beacon of Hope, we connect volunteers to both profit and non-profit organizations working selflessly to overcome Uganda’s underlying issues, such as poverty, illiteracy, bad governance, and poor healthcare service, to create a sustainable environment.
To fulfill this purpose, here’s our list of four charitable organizations you can invest your time, energy, and knowledge to better the life of Ugandans.
Kindly note that this list doesn’t, in any way, instruct you on the organizations you can choose to donate to confidently. Instead, we recommend them because we firmly believe they’re serving humanity in general. Moreover, you can begin your search for a trusted charitable organization from this end.
1. Seeds for Development
The compassionate heart behind Seeds for Development is none other than Alison Hall MBE. As soon as the founder realized the hardship of farmers in Uganda, she swung into action in 2007 to begin the lifelong journey of pioneering many farming and livelihood projects to sustain the people of Uganda.
Seeds of Development has stretched out helping hands to 84 farmers in Southern Uganda, giving them bean seeds to cultivate one acre of beans. The non-profit organization focuses majorly on the farming communities in Northern Uganda and collaborates with Forgotten People’s Projects to fund three nursery schools.
Moreover, Seeds of Development has put a smile on at least 500 coffee growers in the West Nile Region of Uganda to help such farmers nurture their coffee into a prosperous livelihood.
2. Limited Resource Teacher Training (LRTT) Uganda
Teachers in the Bwindi region of rural south-west Uganda thought it necessary to establish teacher development programs to improve the quality of education Uganda students enjoy. The LRTT Uganda achieves this mission by equipping volunteers to use an evidence-based approach in teaching every child in the classroom.
This organization encourages diversity for more effective results. Therefore, LRTT Uganda accepts and welcomes volunteers from different countries of the world, mainly from the US, UK, and Australia.
Limited Resource Teacher Training Uganda has the habit of working with different low-resource schools in Uganda for three consecutive years during summer. During this time, they form a great synergy with varying levels of teachers ranging from the principal, lead teacher, to the classroom teacher, and also familiarize themself with the school’s goal. Thus employing workshops and instructional coaching to help the school attain their ultimate objective.
If you wish to volunteer for this selfless charity organization, you’ll be spending three to four weeks with other educators in Southwestern Uganda to fill the evident knowledge gap among Ugandan students.
3. Uganda Water Project
Thanks to an unforeseeable encounter in 2008 which saw that James Harrington met a traveling Ugandan pastor, George, in Western New York. The former was motivated to pioneer Uganda Water Project upon hearing the water hardship faced by Uganda people.
Thankfully, James and his partner Derek Levendusky got donations from their then church to fund their first water project in Uganda – rainwater collection system. Currently, the non-profit organization has satisfied the thirst of hundreds of thousands of Ugandans and is setting the pace for water solution quality.
Furthermore, Uganda Water Project is in dire need of volunteers who can support their office staff in aspects of writing gratitude cards, performing data entry tasks, and researching different funding leads. The organization would appreciate it if you can work as an event volunteer for their massive fundraising occasion of the year.
Besides, the Uganda Water Project internship program awaits your call to boost your resume with your service to humanity.
4. Kulika Uganda
Kukila Uganda is a non-governmental organization founded in 1981. From its inception, the organization has made both educational and vocational scholarships available to Ugandans. They also focus on education and community development. However, their primary area of focus is on agriculture. To this effect, they have a Sustainable Agriculture Training Program that equips farmers to produce ecological organic agriculture.
Kukila Uganda headquarters is situated at Kampala, but their activities cut across different parts of the country. Overall, this NGO aims to improve the general livelihood of farmers under their training since its inception in 1981.
In 2014, Brownton Area Resources for Kids (BARK) organized a charity program for a fundraising tournament. To this effect, Minnesota youths built a Life-Size human game of foosball. You can draw from this initiative to enlarge your foosball table for home use to raise funds for a good course.
In the same vein, while playing air hockey table with your family is also a great idea, you can be a part of the local hockey team in your community in Uganda to help kids with clubfoot.