Gulu has suffered from 2 decade's insurgency and conflict. Many children have been left orphaned. The normal social communal ownership and parenting structure of the homestead is broken down.
Besides, majority of the formerly abducted children who were approximately over 30,000 in northern Uganda who did not receive parenting skills are now parents with no love skills to pass over so their children and most times are in conflict with the law hence find themselves at the government's Remand and jail home.
Working in this project you will have the opportunity to make a humble difference in the lives of these children. You will be helping them day-to-day by creating learning, recreational and extracurricular activities such as drawing, painting, singing, and dancing, and also by educating them on important issues like sanitation.
The most important role you will have as a volunteer here is to make the children feel that they are with someone who truly cares about them. The idea is not to make a dramatic change or life-changing contribution to these kids, but is more that you share your love and affection with them and make them feel valued and special.
Simply by playing and having fun with them, being honest and present, you will have a really positive impact on their daily life.
The key objective of this project is offering mental, intellectual, physical and social improvement to these deprived children.
There are no specific skills or qualifications required to volunteer in this project in our orphanage project and Children Remand Home but those that are interested in social & child development are well received. You must love spending time caring for and playing with children.