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UPA/MLTV/19 UGANDA UPA Guesthouse in Nansana health 01/04/2022 31/12/2022

ASSEND YOUTH DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION
Project code: UPA/MLTV/19
Background Assend Youth Development Foundation was founded in 2011 as a street children
initiative by a former street youth Mr. Kibande Moses Daniel who learnt about the
real life of a street child and all the consequences a head, he then started sharing
them with his peers, and in 2013 AYDF, was officially registered as a community
based organization with registration NO, CEN/13/156 mainly to a power valuable
communities/street children with valuable and marketable skills that enhances
their potential to effectively participate in the development process of the country
and at household levels by initiating practical skills development among
themselves and hence improve on to their social wellbeing.
Realizing from the past research work carried out by AYDF on the causes and
impact of street life on both personal and national development, and recognizing
the escalating number of street children in Kampala suburb areas, AYDF realized
the need to expand its areas of operation so as to bring about comprehensive and
effective social service delivery to the target group, therefore in 2015, AYDF was
registered as a non-government organization with registered number
S.5914/11964.

Vision To develop hope and self-reliance among vulnerable communities/ youth and

street children to enable re-integration with their communities.

Mission Empowering the local communities/street children to identify their potential by
identifying and utilizing the available resource so as to cause national
development and thereby promoting a positive social welfare.

General Objective: Reduction of poverty among the poor/marginalized groups through initiating self-
help projects

Activities  Girls reproductive health awareness skills for girls (health, entrepreneurship

loans)
 Community and home visits among others at our projects in Kampala New
Project in Busega Kibumbilo Zone of Lubaga North "creative learning centre".
 Human rights Advocacy:
 Economic Empowerment
 Documentation/proposal Developing and design
 Street Children/Community outreach
 Vocational skills training,
 Soccer program,
 Education support
 Resource mobilization,
 Counseling and psychosocial support

Uganda Pioneers’ Association

TOGETHER WE SHAPE THE FUTURE

Volunteer tasks  Engage street children, orphan and other vulnerable children in Counseling

and psychosocial support
 Vocational training skills (if the volunteers brings the skills)
 Engage the street children/ vulnerable children in sports/ Soccer program so
as to promote talent and skills development
 Curry out/participating in community and home visits together with other
staff, to see the life situation of the children living in the slums
 Participate in promoting functional literacy and numeracy among the street
children that can prepare them for formal education
 Organizing, teaching and supervising the computer class
 Documentation/proposal Developing and design
 Street Children/Community outreach: this involves community HIV/AIDS
awareness and testing. Street children counseling. AYDF is working on 4R
module which involves Rescue, Rehabilitate, Reconcile and Resettle.
 Economic Empowerment: AYDF is working closely with vulnerable community
households by providing small loans to set up small scale businesses that will
enable them improve on their social welfare.
 Human rights Advocacy: AYDF works closely with the community leaders,
religious leaders, police, local government, and central government to
promote child rights and create awareness among the vulnerable community
members and ensure safer place for child development

Volunteer qualities AYDF has different programs, it depends on the volunteers skills and interest

where to engage, there is room for new activities.
Volunteers with social work skills but also other professions are very welcomed.
AYDF also welcomes volunteers with no profession but can use practical skills and
experiences to perfect social service delivery to the needy people. However we
expect volunteers adhering to our objectives to be active, take and participate in
the organization’s activities that fit his/ her interest in working with AYDF and
share the knowledge with other staff members for perfect social service delivery.
Working hours Volunteers are supposed to be at the office by 9:00am until 4:00pm. However, in
some cases volunteers may work longer hours but after discussing with the project
managers

Transport It takes 8,000/= UGX (to and from) from UPA to AYDF Centre along Northern by-
pass Busega Kibumbiro (Kampala) by public means.

Accommodation At UPA volunteer Guesthouse in Nansana
Comments from UPAIt is one of the inspiring projects that work for street children around the suburbs
of Kampala. The volunteer/s interested in this project should have passion for such
disadvantaged children and must be flexible since it is a special group for children
with various backgrounds.

Communication Most of the children can communicate in English; otherwise, translation is also

possible at the project from staff and other local volunteers

Past volunteers Germany, Japan,

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.