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UPA/MLTV/17 UGANDA UPA Guesthouse in Nansana health 01/04/2022 31/12/2022

MASANAFU CHILD AND FAMILY SUPPORT (MCAFS)
PROJECT CODE: UPA/MLTV/17
Background Masanafu Child And Family support (MCAFS) is an Organization established and
registered as a Community Based Organization in 2003. With the urge to find
remedy to ever increasing problem of poverty and human degradation, with a
special focus on Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) infected and affected
by the HIV/AIDS scourge. MCAFS is located at Masanafu along Ssentema road,
six Kilometers from Kampala City in Kampala. MCAFS established and supports
OVC through vocational skills training at St. Padre Pio Vocational Training
Institute. It supports retention in school of children extremely in need through
an educational support program, by paying school fees and providing scholastic
materials to these children in various schools both secondary and primary. To
the surrounding community MCAFS carries out socioeconomic strengthening of
OVC caregivers, sensitization on child protection, health care and psychosocial
support to OVC and increasing the rural community’s awareness on HIV/AIDS
prevention.
MCAFS has singled out skills training and support as the appropriate strategy in
improving the lives of the less advantaged ones, more especially the HIV/AIDS
affected orphans and vulnerable children.
Currently MCAFS supports more than 200 OVC in formal education, 120 OVC
households in socioeconomic strengthening and sustainable agriculture, 86
formally out of school youth in vocational skills training and post vocational
support for over 90 OVC who graduated over the previous years, and
entrepreneurship and income generation support to over 120 teenage mothers.
Aim Improving the lives of the most disadvantaged ones through skills training and

support.

Activities Vocational skills training in: 1. Carpentry and joinery
2. Welding and metal fabrication
3. Brick laying and concrete practice
4. Tailoring and garment cutting
5. Motor vehicle mechanics
6. Salon and hair dressing
7. Electrical Installation
8. Agribusiness

Social economic support: 9. Green house vegetable growing

10. Silos (Post harvest proper grain food storage

and milling)

11. Backyard gardening
12. Entrepreneurship training and support to

heads of households

13. Training in and Income generating activity
support to teenage mothers

Uganda Pioneers’ Association

TOGETHER WE SHAPE THE FUTURE

14. Formation and support to village saving

groups (VCLS)
Psychosocial support: 15. Support to needy households to access medical
treatment

16. HIV/AIDS sensitization / Testing and referral
and support to treatment.

Volunteer tasks  Working with the social workers in their day today activities.

 Assist in record keeping
 Computer training
 Technical support in the specific areas listed above. Eg. Welding
mechanics, tailoring. Carpentry. Horticulture Etc.

Working Hours 8:45 am to 16:45 pm, Monday to Friday!
Transport From UPA Guesthouse/Nansana to Masanafu, it is 7 kms and it costs 12,000
Ugandan shillings (to and from) by public means or a hired motorcycle (Boda
Boda).

Accommodation Volunteers can stay at UPA Guest house although MCAFS can always arrange

with different families to HOST its volunteers

Comments from
UPA

This is a new but very interesting project for volunteers interested in working
with vulnerable youth and orphans.

Communication The basis of communication at MCAFS is English though majority of the clients
and communities we operate in speak little English and local languages.

Past Volunteers From Italy and Holland

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.