Isha Foundation is an international public-service organization that conducts yoga programs and inspiring projects for the society and environment. Its activities are designed to create an inclusive culture that is the basis for global harmony and progress. Primarily based in India, the United States and Europe, the foundation has been working in Uganda in a small way since 2011.
EACO has empowered rural vulnerable people with knowledge and skills in beekeeping, as a way of addressing rural poverty and general health issues and to provide them with a set of basic tools and support to help them get off the poverty trap.
We are so happy for this project, you can also join us for phase 2 where we want to purchase the items that will be used while harvesting. Volunteers can also join to train, students can join the team.
Anyone can help!
Are you interested in working with animals, bees? By special arrangement you might be able to join our farm team. We have a dedicated Monday to Friday group who support the farmer and new opportunities occasionally arise.
Do you have green fingers and like to work outside in a beautiful setting? Or maybe you’re just keen to join in and learn. We currently have a gardening club. Tasks include weeding, planting and maintaining the market garden, and so on.
Are you interested in joining our bee team? An enthusiasm for bees and honey production and a regular commitment is all you need. The bee team do valuable work for the bees as well as for us… Learn how to maintain the hives on the farm – we give full training.
Only few days left before the eLearning Africa 2014 Call for Proposals closes!
This more than ever is the right time to review the eLearning Africa 2014 theme (http://bit.ly/18idkae) and submit your proposal (http://bit.ly/1f1BXai).
We hope to see you in Uganda!
The eLearning Africa Team
How do you support ICT development in Africa?
Tell us your exciting story when you submit your proposal and get the opportunity to share your views next year in Kampala with 1,500 education practitioners.
Know more about the eLearning Africa 2014 themes and the Call for Proposals at http://elearning-africa.com/programme_themes.php
Greetings to our partners and supporters,
Luhwahwa Youth Development Foundation (LUYODEFO) trusts that June has been a great month, and that the half-year brought lots of new activities as well.
We write to you with exciting news, our new website is up and running at a new location – URL, you can now find it at: http://www.luyodefo-ug.org/. Please, we request you to update your database system to link to our new URL at the link above.
We are proud of our new site! We are happy to say that the website designed and hosted by our friends Matt Shane and Kelli Shane at MSK Digital Media is clear, and its solid professional features that make it an incredibly useful resource for all—veteran supporters and newcomers alike. Best of all, it connects us with you and helps you to spread the message of the work we do together! We encourage you to explore it and tell others to do the same. We hope that our website answers most of the questions anyone may ask!
You know that empowering Uganda’s youth is the surest way for them to lead healthy lives, obtain quality educations and build strong communities. This new website is the next step in that effort and we hope that it inspires you to continue or deepen your support and to share and recommend our cause to others.
For details of countries involved (many in Africa) and to apply to join the research team, see http://globalintegrity.org/blog/web-index-hiring
“To volunteer here is a life changing experience which you will never forget, to Volunteer with an organization Called BoHU ( Beacon of Hope Uganda) Is certainly not only going to put something into a desperately poor community, but also give you an adventure of a lifetime.”- Chris (former volunteer) from- Denmark
Are you looking to do something more meaningful on your travels? Beacon of Hope Uganda recruits volunteers for locally-run community, conservation, teaching, building and sports projects around Uganda. Volunteers are an integral part of everything that happens at Beacon of Hope Uganda. We couldn’t do it without them. There are many ways to volunteer your time, as well as your skills, to help out. Depending on the season, we always have a list of much needed services of volunteers within our projects around Uganda.
Are you looking to do something more meaningful on your travels?
Beacon of Hope Uganda (BoHU) recruits volunteers for locally-run community, conservation, teaching, health, building and sports projects around Uganda. Volunteers are an integral part of everything that happens at BoHU. We couldn’t do it without them. There are many ways to volunteer your time, as well as your skills, to help out. Depending on the season, we always have a list of much needed services of volunteers within our projects around Uganda.
Summer has come to Bainbridge Island which brings us to the next roundtable event at OfficeXpats on 6 July. As usual Kabissa is bringing people together for networking and to learn from featured speakers about their projects in Africa. As you will see below, we have a great lineup of speakers. Whether you are able to come in person or want to join us remotely via Skype, you are very much invited! Click here to register.
Dave Danielson: I am a local lawyer and Bainbridge Island resident who in recent years has taken an interest in helping third world countries coming out of huge conflicts. I have been invited to come and speak at the roundtable about my recent experience in Uganda, where I worked on a study of Uganda's IDP (Internally Displaced Person) policy to determine what went right/wrong, and what lessons are available for other countries around the world with significant IDP populations. It is estimated that there are about 11 million IDPs in the world, many in countries without policies on how to deal with them. As time permits, I also would be glad to discuss transitional justice (e.g. amnesty and truth and reconciliation commissions) and traditional justice.
Larry Casazza: I am a Board certified pediatrician and public health specialist working in malaria and childhood survival programs for several decades. I have dedicated my career, spanning thirty years, to implementing community-based activities aimed at improving the health and welfare of women and children with an emphasis on sub-Saharan Africa. Currently I am the Director of ACAM, African Communities Against Malaria. In my talk I will discuss the need to close the gap in global health programming to ensure engaging the beneficiary communities for truly sustainable interventions.
Hope you can make it! A note about the Africa Roundtable and social media - to maximize the benefit of the roundtables, we use Kabissa, Facebook and Twitter before, during and after the events. For this to work we need your help in spreading the word and sharing Africa Roundtable content to people and organizations that you think will benefit from it. Thanks!
Come on everyone, let's work together here.
“We have been piloting the introduction and use of reusable cloth pads among girls/ women in 2011. Even when we were working with very limited resources, the project is creating impact, and the demand for our services is growing among girls/women, school leadership and parents.”
“LUYODEFO has launched a mass campaign to help promote the affordability, use and application of reusable sanitary pads among women and girls in Kasese, western Uganda. The campaign aimed to teach communities on the benefits of the reusable sanitary pads over the disposal pads; creating awareness on puberty, menstruation and menstrual hygiene; reproductive health issues; sexually transmitted infections (STIs); and girl child education. Key focus will be on the phase of the menstrual cycle discussing the functions of the relevant body parts, and the use and management of cloth pads including cleaning instructions for long term use/benefit.
There will be some time for questions where the girls/ women can ask about anything pertaining to female hygiene, the menstrual cycle, and any other issues the girls/ women may face today.”