Empower the women of Uganda by volunteering to teach financial literacy and help them effectively participate in economic activities and to take appropriate financial decisions for themselves and their families. Women often have less financial knowledge and lower access to formal financial products than men. Women therefore have specific and additional financial literacy needs.
The Ssamba Foundation’s women empowerment program focuses on financial literacy, micro finance, small scale business management and budgeting skills training. We ask volunteers interested in this program to commit at least 28 days (4 weeks) in order to ensure a worthwhile experience. But we accept volunteers from a minimum of 2 weeks’ duration.
You will be working with our women empowerment program that looks at improving the quality of life for women in Mukono rural and semi-urban communities by providing economic stability. The program provide volunteers with a unique opportunity to continuously improve program parameters and best practices.
Expect to take part in an ever changing schedule made up of public speaking and empowering women and youth leaders in areas like financial literacy, business, microfinance and creativity workshops promoting small business generation, the importance of basic education, and women’s rights and empowerment.
Financial literacy is the ability to understand and effectively use financial skills, such as personal financial management, budgeting, and investing. Merely possessing money is not enough to make it sustainable. Financial literacy for rural women is thus very important to keep track of finances.
Program Mission: is to empower women and girls with the knowledge and skills necessary to make sound and responsible decisions about spending, saving, borrowing, and investing for a promising future of economic well-being.
VOLUNTEER DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Volunteer Program Activities: Volunteer roles and duties are centered on economic literacy, entrepreneurship, and asset building. Volunteers teach women and girls how to handle their money like a “pro” from a position of knowledge, confidence, and financial clarity. Volunteers also provides coaching and mentoring opportunities.
How Program is Delivered: We host mini-rural conferences, seminars, workshops, and boot camps designed to help women and girls develop into critical thinkers with the power to control and manage their resources for a sound economic future.
You may be asked to run specialty focused sessions during your time at the project site. You will find the experience extremely rewarding as you build trust and spend time sharing your own experiences with the women and girls, and listening to their own stories.
You might like to develop business plans and small grant proposals and help to design and successfully market handmade products. Whatever your background you can be sure that the guidance, knowledge and enthusiasm you bring to this project will benefit the women for years to come.
- You must be 25 yrs and above
- You must have some business & financial literacy skills & experience
- You must speak some English (you don’t need to be fluent)
- We recommend travel/life personal insurance
- You must commit at least 2 weeks’ minimum
- You must be Sociable, Energetic, Positive & Fun!
ARRIVAL & START DATES
Month 2023 Arrival Dates & Day Start Dates & Day January: 8th & 15th / Sunday 9th & 16th /Monday February: 12th /Sunday 16th /Monday March: 5th /Sunday 6th /Monday April: 2nd & 16th /Sunday 3rd & 17th /Monday May: 7th & 14th /Sunday 8th & 15th /Monday June: 4th & 11th /Sunday 5th & 12th / Monday July: 2nd , 9th & 16th /Sunday 3rd, 10th & 17th /Monday August: 6th & 13th /Sunday 7th & 14th /Monday September: 3rd & 10th /Sunday 4th & 11th /Monday October: 1st & 15th /Sunday 2nd & 16th /Monday November: 5th, 12th & 19th /Sunday 6th, 13th & 20th / Monday December: 3rd / Sunday 4th / Monday
Your arrival into Uganda will be on a Sunday. Your orientation for your volunteer program in Uganda will begin on Monday. You will spend the day learning about life in Uganda and preparing for your upcoming volunteer program.