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22 January 2009
Volunteers recognized and feted on IVD in Kampala 
Kampala, Uganda: At the end of the Week of Volunteerism in commemoration of International Volunteer Day 2008, featuring advocacy activities, a United Nations Volunteers programme workshop, a march to show cause for volunteerism, and the renovation of a Children’s Ward at Mulago Hospital, volunteers were feted with a Volunteer Cocktail Party at the Imperial Royal Hotel, Kampala.  Read article
25 November 2008
Mt. Elgon Self-Help project (Uganda) 
Mt. Elgon Self-Help Community Project is a registered non-governmental and community based organization in Uganda that was established in 2004 to respond to the problems faced by children, families and communities in the sub counties of Bumbo and Bumwoni, Manafwa District. Our interventions are mainly in four areas that include; HIV/AIDS, poverty, gender-based violence and environmental degradation.  Read article
28 February 2007
Swimming lessons: Lifeline for Ugandans 
Canadian volunteer, Bryony Smith teaches children living on the shores of Lake Bunyonyi, Uganda how to swim, 13 December 2006.  (AP Photo/Emily Anderson)
Kampala, Uganda: When many people think of aid to Africa, they imagine sacks of grain for the starving or blankets for the homeless. But in Uganda, one volunteer-involving charity is offering something different: swimming lessons.  Read article
22 January 2007
Uganda: United Way for the Needy 
Kampala, Uganda: United Way, a non-governmental organisation based in the US has opened a charity branch in Uganda last Friday. United Way who focuses mainly on volunteering to help the unprivileged, has been in Uganda for the last two years but was yet to be formally launched.  Read article
From: allAfrica.com
31 January 2006
A volunteer for the long haul by Sarah Campbell
Teaching in Uganda with the Volunteer Service Overseas (VSO) set the television journalist Jon Snow off on a life of volunteering. Here he talks about the effects of that life-changing experience.  Read article
From: Times Online, UK
More about: United Kingdom  Advocacy

 

Related links
Uganda Rural Community Suppport Foundation 
The Uganda Rural Community Support Foundation (URCSF) is a Christian organization that aims to eradicate poverty, to strengthen communities and to provide basic health care in Uganda. The organization’s main goals include not only the improvement of living conditions, but also the spreading of hope and inspiration of lives in Uganda.  Visit site
A week in Uganda for ex-BBC director 
Former Director General for the BBC Greg Dyke recently spent a week in Uganda with VSO staff and his partner Sue Howes, who volunteered there with VSO back in 1968. In his colourful diary Greg vividly describes the excitement of returning to the school Sue volunteered in over 40 years ago and the many challenges children in Uganda are overcoming today.  Visit site
Give Us Wings 
Give Us Wings is a small non-profit organization that works at the grassroots level through community development projects in Kenya and Uganda, offering various volunteer opportunities and volunteer trips to Africa.  Visit site

Related blog entries
30 November 2005, 09:52
Peace concert in Uganda 
UN Volunteers in Uganda is spearheading a youth development camp, together with other international volunteer-involving organizations and government agencies. It is also coordinating a "peace concert" in Northern Uganda.  Read entry
From: IVD 2005 Blog