Volunteers center

Come True Placement

In the summer of 2012 the South Sudanese community was deported from Israel to their young country. The 500 children found themselves in one of the poorest countries in the world facing challenges they were not prepared for. Members of the community together with a group of Israelis have joined forces to bring the children back to school. The program is intended to allow the children to continue to study and fulfill their dreams within their new lives. This project helps sending the children to a boarding school in Uganda. Come True is a unique project because it sees the large educational picture, and yet relates to each child as an individual. Since many of the families are still in an unstable situation, finding it hard to provide for their children, we offer these children a year-round solution, covering all their needs, both during the school year and on school breaks. We not only pay the school fees for our children, but also take care of their health, buy the basic school supplies, clothing, footwear and equipment throughout the year, and care for them during the four months each year when school is out.

LOCATION: NAMULANDA

The Republic of Uganda is a landlocked country located in East Africa. It is bordered to the east by Kenya, to the north by South Sudan, to the west by the Demographic Republic of the Congo, to the southwest by Rwanda and to the south by Tanzania. Uganda is in the African Great Lake region, the southern part of the country includes a substantial portion of Lake Victoria, shared with Kenya and Tanzania.
The capital is Kampala with a population of 1.246.000 people – the whole population of Uganda counts 26.907.000 individuals. Spoken languages are English, Ganda or Luganda and many local languages. Uganda integrates a lot of different religious directions like Roman Catholic, Protestant, indigenous beliefs and Muslim.

The volunteer capacity building center, where the volunteers will be accommodated, is located in Namulanda which is in the Central Region of Uganda and has about 2000 citizens.
The distance from Namulanda to Uganda’s capital Kampala is approximately 54km/33mi.

ITS MISSION

To build regional skills development and innovation centers that will provide basic skills to unprivileged people in the community.

The citizens of Namulanda are reliant to help and support from abroad to achieve their goals according to an adequate education for children and an empowering development. French volunteers can participate in creating and developing a productive and efficient support system for the Ugandan society. The benefits for the population are obvious by receiving additional helpers from additional helpers from abroad and by gaining new and practical knowledge from the volunteer’s individual skills, professional education and personal motivation.

VOLUNTEER ASSIGNMENTS

  •  Assisting teachers in the daily task
  •  Supporting the children during classroom assignments
  •  Creating adequate activities during breaks (music, games, sports, etc.)
  •  Helping the teacher to provide a clean environment

WORKING TIMES

  • Monday- Friday 7:30-14:00
  • Walkable distance from accommodations

REQUIREMENTS

  • Volunteer profile: Mature, responsible, motivated, tolerant, flexible, teamwork capable, adaptive, open minded, autonomous and patient.
  • Volunteers need to be flexible for practical work with a different culture, environment and climate.
  • Able to take responsibility working both independently and in a team.
  • Have mental and social skills allowing them to deal with challenging and surprising situations.
  • Have motivation, an open mind, and social skills needed to get to know a new country and ability to accept differences.
  • Have communication and human-relation skills needed for various types of people.
  • Willingness to participate in extracurricular activities within the community.
  • Resume (with picture) and motivation letter in English.

EACH VOLUNTEER RECEIVES 

  • Living Accommodations
    Inside the compound there are two buildings reserved for the volunteers. Each volunteer will share a room with four or six people. Necessary furniture is provided as well as a small kitchen inside the building. Furthermore, a huge common kitchen and dining room is part of the accommodations. Because of this rural area, internet cannot be taken for granted through the whole time in terms of electricity complications
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  • Seminars/additional courses
    For a period of three months the volunteers receive educational and preparing courses. These courses are distributed through the week that they receive on two-four days (dependent on the placement and schedule) a few hours of training. The courses will cover the topics of: International development, practical work and skill training at their placements and entrepreneurial studies.
  • Pedagogical guidance & support
    A pedagogical guide keeps contact and takes care of all the needs of the volunteers throughout the volunteering period in and out of the placement.

VOLUNTEER’S EXPENSES

  • Flight ticket (round trip)
  • Visa cost
  • 450 Euro for accommodation, food, transportation, and security
  • Phone flat-rate package
  • Individual traveling

Madame Mary Primary School

In the summer of 2012 the South Sudanese community was deported from Israel to their young country. The 500 children found themselves in one of the poorest countries in the world facing challenges they were not prepared for. Members of the community together with a group of Israelis have joined forces to bring the children back to school. The program is intended to allow the children to continue to study and fulfill their dreams within their new lives. This project helps sending the children to a boarding school in Uganda. Come True is a unique project because it sees the large educational picture, and yet relates to each child as an individual. Since many of the families are still in an unstable situation, finding it hard to provide for their children, we offer these children a year-round solution, covering all their needs, both during the school year and on school breaks. We not only pay the school fees for our children, but also take care of their health, buy the basic school supplies, clothing, footwear and equipment throughout the year, and care for them during the four months each year when school is out.

LOCATION: NAMULANDA
The volunteer capacity building center, where the volunteers will be accommodated, is located in Namulanda which is in the Central Region of Uganda and has about 2000 citizens. The distance from Namulanda to Uganda’s capital Kampala is approximately 54km/33mi.

The citizens of Namulanda are reliant to help and support from abroad to achieve their goals according to an adequate education for children and an empowering development. French volunteers can participate in creating and developing a productive and efficient support system for the Ugandan society. The benefits for
the population are obvious by receiving additional helpers from additional helpers from abroad and by gaining new and practical knowledge from the volunteer’s individual skills, professional education and personal motivation.

ASSIGNMENTS

  • Assisting teachers in the daily
    task
  •  Supporting the children during
    classroom assignments
  •  Creating adequate activities
    during breaks (music, games,
    sports, etc.)
  •  Helping the teacher to provide a
    clean environment

WORKING TIMES

  • Monday- Friday 7:30-14:00
  • Walkable distance from accommodations

REQUIREMENTS

  • Volunteer profile: Mature, responsible, motivated, tolerant, flexible, teamwork capable, adaptive, open minded, autonomous and patient.
  • Volunteers need to be flexible for practical work with a different culture, environment and climate.
  • Able to take responsibility working both independently and in a team.
    Have mental and social skills allowing them to deal with challenging and surprising situations.
  • Have motivation, an open mind, and social skills needed to get to know a new country and ability to accept differences.
  • Have communication and human-relation skills needed for various types of people.
  • Willingness to participate in extracurricular activities within the community.
    Resume (with picture) and motivation letter in English.

EACH VOLUNTEER RECEIVES 

  • Accommodation
    Inside the compound there are two buildings reserved for the volunteers. Each volunteer will share a room with four or six people. Necessary furniture is provided as well as a small kitchen inside the building. Furthermore, a huge common kitchen and dining room is part of the accommodations. Because of this rural area internet cannot be taken for granted through the whole time in terms of electricity complications
  • Meals (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  •  Seminars/additional courses
    For a period of three months the volunteers receive educational and preparing courses. These courses are distributed through the week that they receive on two-four days (dependent on the placement and schedule) a few hours of training. The courses will cover the topics of: International development, practical work and skill training at their placements and entrepreneurial studies.
  •  Pedagogical guidance & support
    A pedagogical guide keeps contact and takes care of all the needs of the volunteers throughout the volunteering period in and out of the placement.

VOLUNTEER’S EXPENSES

  •  Flight ticket (round trip)
  •  Visa cost
  •  450Euro for accommodation, food (breakfast, lunch, dinner), transportation, security
  •  Phone flat-rate package
  •  Individual travelling

People’s Concern Children Project (PCCP)

 

People’s concern Children’s Project (PCCP) is a local Ugandan Charity striving to instill fundamental life skills into disadvantaged children in its community and empower them to create a better future for themselves. The project aims to cultivate this deal through basic education including instruction in reading, writing, computer skills, public speaking, and craft making and fostering an environment to promote learning.

People’s Concern Children’s project was founded by Mushin Juma and Issa Bin Ismail on April 2006 in Kampala, Uganda. It is located at Kampala district in Makindye Division within Kabalagala parish. The offices are found in Kisasizi Local Council 1.s.

The citizens of Namulanda are reliant to help and support from abroad to achieve their goals according to an adequate education for children and an empowering development. French volunteers can participate in creating and developing a productive and efficient support system for the Ugandan society. The benefits for the population are obvious by receiving assistance from additional helpers abroad and by gaining new and practical knowledge from the volunteer’s individual skills, professional education and personal motivation.

ITS MISSION

To instill fundamental life skills into disadvantaged Ugandan children and empower then to create a better future for themselves.

ITS VISION

To create a world where children have access to quality health care and their families are able to better comfort and support them while actively participating in their care.

VOLUNTEER ASSIGNMENTS

  •   Assisting teachers in the daily task
  •   Supporting the children during classroom assignments
  •   Creating adequate activities during breaks (music, games, sports, etc.)
  •   Helping the teacher in the educational work

WORKING TIMES

  • Monday- Wednesday 10:00-16:00
  • Public transportation available

REQUIREMENTS

  • The volunteers should bring flexibility for the practical work with a different culture, traditional society, environment and climate
  • They should be able to take responsibility and to work both independently but also in a team
  • A volunteer needs to have the mental and social abilities to deal with challenging and unexpected situations
  • The volunteers need to have the motivation, open mindset and social skills required to get to know a new country and the ability to accept differences
  • Communication and human-relation skills are inevitable
  • Willingness to participate in extracurricular activities within the community
  • The volunteers need to respect and understand traditional values, e.g. in terms of dress code and social behavior and the infrastructure in this developing country
  • Volunteer profile: Mature, modest, responsible, motivated, tolerant, flexible, teamwork capable, adaptive, open minded, autonomous, and patient
  • Resume (with picture) and motivation letter in English

EACH VOLUNTEER RECEIVES

  • Seminars/additional courses

For a period of three months the volunteers receive educational and preparing courses. These courses are distributed through the week that they receive on two-four days (dependent on the placement and schedule) a few hours of training. The courses will cover the topics of: International development, practical work and skill training at their placements and entrepreneurial studies.

  • Meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

Living Accommodations
Inside the compound there are two buildings reserved for the volunteers. Each volunteer will share a room with four or six people. Necessary furniture is provided as well as a small kitchen inside the building. Furthermore, a huge common kitchen and dining room is part of the accommodations. Because of this rural area, internet cannot be taken for granted through the whole time in terms of electricity complications

  • Pedagogical guidance & support

A pedagogical guide keeps contact and takes care of all the needs of the volunteers throughout the volunteering period in and out of the placement.

VOLUNTEERS EXPENSES

  • Flight ticket (round trip)
  • Visa cost
  • The volunteers must provide the escorting organization 450 Euros for accommodation, food (breakfast, lunch, dinner), transportation and security.
  • Phone flat-rate package
  • Individual traveling

Nazareth Kindergarten and Community Center

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Kindergarten

Overview

The Nazareth Child Care educates over 60 children between the ages of 3-6 each year. The kindergarten, which is managed by local staff and supported by volunteers, serves as a source of education and enriches the children’s development. It also provides the children with adequate nourishment and scholarships to continue their education in primary school, thus giving them a foundation for a better future. In the afternoon the community based activities start, including adults learning, youth movement for teenagers, environmental and recycling community programs. Also an agricultural project gives opportunity to the community to increase beneficial knowledge about gardening and compost production.

Nazareth is a joint initiative between Brit Olam – International Volunteering and Development and Nagenda International for Art and Design (NIAAD) in Uganda as part of their commitment and willingness to attend to the needs of the wider community of the village of Namulanda in Uganda. Brit Olam’s volunteers noticed a need among dozens of the community’s children for an educational framework. Together with the students of Muse Uganda (an Arts Education Program for disadvantaged Youth developed by Brit Olam) and local NIAAD staff, they founded the child care and brought it to life at the end of 2011.

Interest of Mission

The citizens of Namulanda are reliant to help and support from abroad to achieve their goals according to an adequate education for children and an empowering development. French volunteers can participate in creating and developing a productive and efficient support system for the Ugandan society. The benefits for the population are obvious by receiving additional helpers from additional helpers from abroad and by gaining new and practical knowledge from the volunteer’s individual skills, professional education and personal motivation.

Assignments 

  •  Assisting teachers in the classrooms
  •  Supporting the children during classroom assignments volunteers-painting
  •  Creating adequate activities during breaks (music, games, sports, etc.)
  • Providing a clean learning environment by supporting the teacher in cleaning

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Schedule & Transportation

  • Working hours usually Monday – Friday 7:30-14:00volunteers-assistingteacher
  • Walkable distance from accommodations

Requirements

  • The volunteers should bring flexibility for the practical work with a different culture, traditional society, environment and climate
  • They should be able to take responsibility and to work both independently but also in a team
  • A volunteer needs to have the mental and social abilities to deal with challenging and unexpected situations
  • The volunteers need to have the motivation, open mindset and social skills required to get to know a new country and the ability to accept differences
  • Communication and human-relation skills are inevitable
  • Willingness to participate in extracurricular activities within the community
  • The volunteers need to respect and understand traditional values, e.g. in terms of dress code and social behavior and the infrastructure in this developing country
  • Volunteer profile: Mature, modest, responsible, motivated, tolerant, flexible, teamwork capable, adaptive, open minded, autonomous, and patient
  • Resume (with picture) and motivation letter in English

Volunteers Receive

  • Living Accommodations
    Inside the compound there are two buildings reserved for the volunteers. Each volunteer will share a room with four or six people. Necessary furniture is provided as well as a small kitchen inside the building. Furthermore, a huge common kitchen and dining room is part of the accommodations. Because of this rural area, internet cannot be taken for granted through the whole time in terms of electricity complications
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  • Seminars/additional courses
    For a period of three months the volunteers receive educational and preparing courses. These courses are distributed through the week that they receive on two-four days (dependent on the placement and schedule) a few hours of training. The courses will cover the topics of: International development, practical work and skill training at their placements and entrepreneurial studies.
  • Pedagogical guidance & support
    A pedagogical guide keeps contact and takes care of all the needs of the volunteers throughout the volunteering period in and out of the placement.

Volunteers Expenses 

  • Flight ticket (round trip)
  • Visa cost
  • The volunteers must provide the escorting organization 450 Euros for accommodation, food (breakfast, lunch, dinner), transportation and security.
  • Phone flat-rate package
  • Individual traveling

Inspiration Arts presents at the Social Innovation in Africa symposium in Tel Aviv University

Inspiration Arts’s Executive Director was invited to speak at the Social Innovation in Africa Symposium, by the Israeli Academic Center for Social Enterprise at the Social Work School, Tel Aviv University.  We used the stage to present our international collaboration with Brit Olam, the Israeli Volunteers Association, IGI and TAG – and now with the Jewish Agency’s Project TEN as well – in Uganda.

People’s Concern Children Project – Preparing for the New School Year

Over the summer, our wonderful volunteers helped PCCP prepare for the upcoming school year. Providing materials such as notebooks for the students, helping build and repair the school itself, and painting new blackboards for the students and teachers are only a few of the necessities the volunteers helped to provide.