Internship at People Empowerment Foundation in Uganda
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Location: Uganda Deadline: No deadline Duration: Minimum of 4 weeks
Short description; People Empowerment Foundation (PEF) was founded in 2012 by a Dutch lady and is based and run by a local staff in Kampala, Uganda. PEF works together with local organizations to enable a better future for the disadvantaged people in Ugandan society. They offer projects in the fields of education, health, agriculture, social work, entrepreneurship and women empowerment within rural communities and place motivated people from different parts of the world in these projects.
Heading: Get Up, Stand Up Women Empowerment, Uganda Country: Uganda Category: Social Work Project kind: Internship/Minor/Volunteer work Project duration Ongoing Minimum length of stay: 4 weeks, exceptions 2-3 weeks Starting period: Flexible Number of students: 1-4 Project fields: Social work, Management, Finance, Women empowerment, Psychology
Project description PEF projects are focused on sharing knowledge as well as offering the means to increase self-sustainability. Prevention, self-sustainability and empowerment are key to our work. The foundation hears the stories of many unheard Ugandans in Kampala and asks people to listen to them. How they have to fight against the consequences of poverty, hunger, disease, unemployment and injustice. Stories to be heard and to replace by new stories. Problem Statement: According to the Central Intelligence Agency, 36 million people live in Uganda of which 25% live below the poverty line. Goal: To strengthen vulnerable women, men and children with mental and psychical skills to increase self-confidence and the feeling of safety and choice.
Role of the intern: Interns will be working at a more career focused strategic level and developing local capacity to work effectively and with meaning, as well as gaining valuable hands-on, practical experience during their placement. · How can we improve our reporting system (have a better structure)? · How can we help our target group when culture/religion stands in the way of change? · How can we connect better to youth and help them to make better life choices? · How can we improve our monitoring and evaluation strategies (to really see the result of our efforts)? Specific and general activities: · Help to introduce new sub topics to teach within the project · Improve our methods of creating less costing program activities. Can the community give back more? · Improve reporting structure (electronic and physical folders) · Improve our current income generating activities. · Improve the teams presentation and individual counselling skills for the different target groups (using different methods and role-play). · Improve on general knowledge of important themes such as health issues, how to go about abuse, what to do when people are showing difficult behaviour. · Trainings on different skills to use in trainings and workshops · Trainings in different skills for the staff · Creation and strengthening of partnerships · Advise on organisational work and introduction of new sub topics
The facilities Supervision on appropriate project field: You will have a supervisor during the project. Degree of supervisor: Bachelor/Master depending on field Workspace for intern:PEF Office
Let’s Go Africa intern/volunteer packages include: · Suitable project with project description according to all criteria · Pre-departure introduction & safety meeting Visa application (and extension) assistance + flight booking assistance ·Accommodation (arrangements only) · Airport pick-up In-country introduction regarding country, project and your role Office to project transportation · Experienced and qualified supervisor and contact person constantly available Interaction with local community and experiencing the local culture · Support and guidance from the moment of registration until return back home · Country information brochure · Informal feedback session · Certificate (proof of participation)
Total package cost €400 - €525 (depending on Volunteer work/Minor/Internship)
Intern requirements · Fully Self-funded, however we do encourage fundraising or crowdfunding · Capable and passionate in their field · Independent and dedicated individuals · Able to work on their own and as a team
More information about this internship and how to apply can be found on the website of Let's Go Africa, which you can find here. Let's Go Africa is a placement agency which connects local organisations and projects in Africa with students who would like to do an internship or voluntary work in Africa.