Change African Child International (CACI) (UGA-75)


Type: Human rights, Children - Country: Uganda

Brief description and main aims

Change African Child International (CACI) is an indigenous Ugandan voluntary NGO founded in 2012. CACI operates in Wakiso District and parts of Kampala District with a vision of A Society Where Child Rights Are Respected and All Children Living Dignified Lives. CACI exists to socially and economically empower families and communities to holistically address child rights.

Main Activities

Since 2012 CACI has carried out various interventions in addressing the plight of the OVCs, youth and women including refugees in Wakiso District and part of Kampala. CACI has mainly functioned with four Core Programs:

Skills Development Training Program ( four main activities)

  • Course in Hairdressing and Cosmetology
  • Tailoring, Garment Cutting, Fashion Design & Sweater Making
  • Products Works and crafts making
  • Computer Training
Adult Literacy Training Program
  • with a particular emphasis on Reading, Writing and Counting; Learning of Luganda and English.
Entrepreneurship Training Progam
  • addressing Cottage industries development at household and group levels among OVC Caregivers, the youth and the community at large. Beneficiaries gain skills in Basic Business Forecasting and Planning, Generating Cash Flow, running one’s trade as a business entity, Management of small scale businesses using minimum capital and crafts making etc.

HIV/AIDS Program (four main activities)

  • HIV/AIDS Prevention
  • Voluntary Counseling and Testing
  • Home based care 
  • Support through Home visits to families with People Living With HIV/AIDS (PLWAs) and Orphans and Vulnerable Children [OVC’S].

Volunteer tasks

Our project is involved in a number of activities, so volunteers can chose for themselves where they are comfortable. Our work is intertwined with the community where we are based in activities such as adult education, helping out with children, assisting the girls in crafts making, the boys in shoes making, counselling, providing care for the sick, going on home visits, assisting young women in hair dressing training.

Volunteers work 5-6 hours a day, from Monday-Friday. Weekends are reserved for volunteers to do their own personal things.

Volunteer requirements / Skills

The volunteer should:

  • be creative
  • be open minded
  • be interested in adapting to our culture
  • be able to multitask
  • be a team player
  • be able to speak English
  • be a friendly and kind person

Location

CACI operate in Wakiso District and parts of Kampala District.

Hosting Situation (Board and Lodging)

Volunteers live with a host family within the community. Families here share everything but the volunteer will have their own bedroom.

More Information

Internet is got through mobile phone data when a Sim Card is purchased.

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