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UPA/MLTV/16 UGANDA UPA Guesthouse in Nansana health 01/04/2022 31/12/2022

KAWEMPE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION (KYDA)
PROJECT CODE: UPA/MLTV/16
Background Kawempe Youth Development Association is a Non- Governmental
Organization whose vision is to provide an appropriate framework for enabling
the youth to develop social, economic, and cultural skills in order to enhance
their participation in the overall development process and improve their
quality of life.
KYDA mainly targets vulnerable children and youth aged 10 -24 years with
particular emphasis on school drop outs, street children, drug abusers,
teenage mothers, HIV/AIDS orphans and slum youth in Kawempe division of
Kampala District and the surrounding Wakiso District. Therefore, KYDA
operates in two Districts of Kampala and Wakiso.
KYDA is located on 5 1⁄2 miles from Kampala City along Kampala-Gulu road
highway in the Central region of Uganda. This area is characterized by a huge
number of peasants mainly wage earners, who were displaced by the Luwero
Triangle war and migrated to Kawempe Division and the surrounding parts of
Wakiso to escape war effects. Well as the street children come as a result of
the war insurgency in Northern Uganda, high cost of education, peer
influence, single motherhood, abject poverty in homes and child neglect hence
they find streets more welcoming.
The organization is registered under the 1989 Non-Governmental
Organizations statute by the NGO Board and it operates a head office in Jinja –
Kawempe zone A on Wakiso District without posts in Kazo-Angola, Kawempe 1
and 11 parishes of Kawempe Division- Kampala District

Aim To empower Children and youth with life and vocational skills, especially those
out of school so that they can live better lives able to sustain themselves.

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Activities  Training vocational skills; tailoring, hair dressing, mechanics and

electricians.
 Providing recreation activities to children and youth such as games and
sports, drama etc. Through which preventive messages about HIV/ AIDS
can be passed on to the youth.
 Providing rehabilitation services to children who were sexually exploited
by offering them behavioral change sessions, legal support, etc.
 Train life skills.
 Provisional of vocational skills to vulnerable children.
 Counseling.
 Support orphans and other vulnerable children with basic needs such as
education, clothes, food and medical care.
 Advocacy.
 Preventive and curative health services.
 Re integration of the children to their families after rehabilitation, that is,
family reunion and resettlement.
 HIV testing.
 Kiganda Children for Change Project; KYDA’s street children project with
the aim to get children back to school.
 Working in the Demo garden.
 Designing and producing handcrafts.

Volunteer Tasks  Social support to HIV/AIDS orphans and other vulnerable children.
 Join in home visits to positive living children or other vulnerable children to
assist in food preparation, cleaning (hygiene) basic medical care and
counseling.
 Office work related to organization development and programming.
 Move within the slum communities of Kawempe division and the rural
areas of Wakiso, to care givers of orphans.
 Volunteers can also spend time working within the studios, ie participating
in health talk, talk shows, dialogues, schools where our orphans receive
education from and offices of the agencies which support the work of the
Project.
 Participate in organizing recreational activities, retreats for children.
 Music dance and drama
 Participate in the Kiganda Children for Change Project; teaching the
children basic English/Math, life skills teaching, home visits, fundraising,
counseling, writing reports, additional programs such as music, dance &
drama, gardening and sports.

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Volunteer Qualities • Emotionally strong.

• The volunteer should be ready to interact with marginalized, vulnerable
and neglected positive and negative children inside and outside slums and
villages.
• Ability to work with children and youth.
• Kiganda Children for Change Project prefers volunteers in the age of 21
and above, because of the intensity and uniqueness with the street
children.

Working Hours KYDA office hours are from 9.00am to 16.00pm five days a week. However, the
possibilities of having optional activities over the weekend may not be ruled
out, if so, there is a possibility to change hours during the weekdays.

Transport KYDA is located five and a half miles from Kampala-Bombo-Gulu highway,
operates in Wakiso Kampala districts both in central Uganda region. Public
transport is available all day long using mini busses or Boda Boda’s
(motorcycles).
It will cost a volunteer 15,000 Uganda shillings to and from, if the volunteer
lives in UPA guest house, with a 10-15 minutes walking distance off Bombo
road in Kawempe trading centre (or when using a Boda Boda transport). One
should also have the patience and tolerance to go through the heavy traffic
jam in Bwaise town in the rush hours of the morning and evening (in case
you’re using public transport).

Accommodation A volunteer may live in UPA Guest house or UPA may provide accommodation
for the volunteer in a host family within the local communities to further
enable the volunteer integrate more with the typical family life in Uganda.
Comments from UPA Working with marginalized, youth and children may call for a volunteer ready
to experience irritating and challenging situations. However, a volunteer shall
be required to carry a very open heart that can accommodate these situations.
Communication Communication with KYDA members and staff is easy as most are educated.
However, not all orphans and vulnerable children are able to speak good
English.

Past Volunteers Germans, Dutch, Finnish, Swedish, Japanese, Italians

Participants are required to pay a participation fee of Euro 500 (five hundred Euros) on arrival
for a period of 1- 3months and 80 Euros (eighty Euros) in advance for each additional month/s.