Beacon of Hope Uganda is a small youth volunteer led organization that conducts programs that contribute to the welfare and social productivity of disadvantaged individuals and communities in Uganda, with an emphasis on children and youth. The organization focuses on empowering the youth of Uganda empowering them with different skills and leadership training.
BoHU places foreign volunteers within community based projects and schools around Uganda. Through their placement program, they aim to build the capacities of local projects and raise awareness around the world about the successes and challenges of life in Uganda.
Volunteer types include: office work (IT training for local villagers mostly youth), Vocational Training (Sewing), and HIV/AIDS education, public health/hygiene, family planning, condom use, creativity workshops, promoting small business development the importance of basic education, and women’s rights and empowerment.
The organization as works with medical outreach for interested doctors or medical professionals.
Be aware that GV does not recommend volunteering with children unless you have a month or more of your time to give to this project.
They have a huge range of projects and can accommodate anything from a week to a month. They also welcome family volunteering on certain projects.
Volunteers pay a $100 registration fee that goes toward administration costs and placing you within an appropriate project. Monthly fees are $500+ and include support, food, and accommodation.
For more information about volunteering with Beacon of Hope Uganda, visit them online: