Volunteer Programme in Uganda

by Amanda simpson in Uganda

Volunteer Programme in Uganda
We did it
On 9th October 2019 we successfully raised £300 with 4 supporters in 28 days

To travel to Uganda on a volunteer programme to work with victims of Modern Slavery and vulnerable street children.

by Amanda simpson in Uganda

Thank you for having a look at my page. I’m Amanda, from the lovely Halifax West Yorkshire. I am over the moon to have been selected to take part in the Volunteer Programme to Uganda in June next year. I feel blessed to have this opportunity, I can’t wait to work with the community helping to educate and support those who have been victims of these terrible crimes. 

Below is more information about the programme. 

I’d like to Thank You from my heart for your support in making this programme be a success.

The UGANDA 2020 Volunteer Programme is a unique fundraising initiative that enables volunteers to have a direct impact on the lives of survivors of modern slavery and vulnerable street children. This year’s Volunteer Team will travel to Kampala, Uganda. The team will undertake a number of activities such as community work, visiting hotspot areas of Kampala, and interacting with children in Hope for Justice projects.

A delegation of visitors will participate in the planning, delivery and evaluation of a two-day modern slavery awareness workshop and capacity-building training for police and government agency workers in Kampala. This will cover a number of areas as requested by in-country police, which may include more police-specific topics such as: (a) working with child victims; (b) gathering evidence for prosecution; (c) tackling modern slavery as a transnational crime.

Aims & Objectives:

• Build on the awareness and knowledge of human trafficking and vulnerability

• Promote good practice in safeguarding vulnerable children and adults

• Provide detailed understanding of local context

• Facilitate the development of good policing practice in regard to modern slavery and trafficking

• Encourage good working relationships between frontline officers and other agencies in-country

Community Project

The Community Project team will undertake a special development project crucial to the local community or to one of Hope for Justice residential sites (Lighthouse). This could include a number of projects such as: (a) Renovation project in local community, (b) educational workshops within Hope for Justice programmes, (c) vital landscaping or small-scale construction work. Naturally, the Community Project will have most contact with the children in projects, however every effort will be made to ensure both teams have the opportunity to spend meaningful time with clients through activities such as: arts & crafts and sports activities.

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