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ORGANIZATION: Rural Smiles Foundation

  • 3 people are interested

Requirements

* Understand your role and responsibilities as well as the rules and safety regulations of the organization.

* Complete the relevant training and ask questions if you are uncertain about anything.

* Complete all duties assigned by the Supervisor and report any issues immediately.

* Observe the rules and safety regulations of the organisation while carrying out tasks.

* Arrive on time for duty and remain professional in your interactions with all stakeholders.

* Make recommendations for improvement where feasible and appropriate.

* Deliver presentations or reports if necessary.

* Communicate with the Supervisor or relevant stakeholders when you are running late or unable to fulfil your duties.

* Completion of relevant training might be required.

* A willingness to learn and work as part of a team.

* A high degree of professionalism and the ability to follow instructions.

* Respect and diligence.

* Good time management and reliable transport.

* A personable manner.

Description

In the heart of East Africa lies Uganda, a country known for its rich cultural diversity, warm hospitality, and breath-taking landscapes. However, amid the beauty, there are stories of resilience, strength, and hope that unfold every day in the lives rural and refugee communities. The call to action is clear: become a catalyst for change and join us in making a meaningful impact as a volunteer with Rural Smiles Foundation in Uganda.

Why Uganda?
Uganda is not only renowned for its natural beauty but also for its commitment to hosting refugees with open arms. The country has a long-standing tradition of providing sanctuary to those fleeing conflict and persecution. As a volunteer, you’ll be immersed in a unique cultural tapestry while working towards a noble cause.

The Urgency of the Situation:
Refugees in Uganda face a myriad of challenges, from limited access to education and healthcare to the struggle for economic empowerment. By volunteering, you become an agent of change, contributing to the rebuilding of lives and communities shattered by conflict and displacement.

Your Role as a Volunteer:
Educational Empowerment: Many refugee children have limited access to quality education. As a volunteer, you can support teaching programs, mentorship initiatives, and language learning classes to empower young minds.
Health and Well-being: Refugees often lack access to adequate healthcare. Your role may involve assisting in medical outreach programs, organizing health workshops, or providing psychosocial support to those affected by trauma.
Livelihood Improvement: Economic empowerment is key to rebuilding lives. Volunteers can contribute by assisting in vocational training programs, entrepreneurial workshops, or supporting income-generating projects.

Advocacy and Awareness: Raise awareness about the challenges refugees face and advocate for their rights. Social media campaigns, blog posts, and community engagement activities can make a significant impact.

What You Gain as a Volunteer:

Cross-Cultural Experience: Immerse yourself in Uganda’s vibrant culture while interacting with diverse communities and forging lifelong connections.
Professional Development: Enhance your skills in areas such as teaching, healthcare, community development, and advocacy, gaining valuable experience for your future endeavors.
Personal Growth: Volunteering in a refugee context is a transformative experience that broadens your perspective, fosters empathy, and deepens your understanding of global issues.

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About Rural Smiles Foundation

Location:

God's mercy building (Karuguuza Towers) Level 1,, Karuguuza, Western 00048, UG

Mission Statement

To promote and advance health, digital and economic rights for vulnerable persons through community empowerment, advocacy, technology innovation, and research and service delivery.

Description

Rural Smiles Foundation is a Youths and women centred non-profit organization whose mandate is to advance and advocate for Health rights, digital rights and economic empowerment among vulnerable persons in Uganda. Founded in November 2020 by indigenous youth members of Kibaale District later registered as a non-profit organization 23 Feb 2023 to advocate and advance, Health, digital rights and economic rights and empowerment among vulnerable persons including refugees, persons with disabilities, sexual and ethnic minority group, sex workers, Adolescent Girls, women and children especially those in rural communities.

CAUSE AREAS

Board Development
Children & Youth
Community
Board Development, Children & Youth, Community

WHEN

Fri Jun 21, 2024 - Wed Jul 31, 2024
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

WHERE

God's mercy building (Karuguuza Towers) Level 1,Kibaale Town Council, Western 048Uganda

(0.76741,31.09083)
 

SKILLS

  • Public Relations
  • Administrative Support
  • Social Media / Blogging
  • Donor Management
  • Fundraising
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
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