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Support for grassroot social initiatives in the biggest slum area of Kampala

The aim of the project was to organizationally support the operation of the local non-governmental organization called Action for Fundamental Change and Development (AFFCAD) that undertakes different social projects to improve living conditions of people living in the largest and poorest district of Kampala - the slum area of Bwaise.

In order to contribute to the achievement of the general goal, a female volunteer principally worked on the extension of the management strategy for one of the most modern micro-projects of AFFCAD - a sewing room of UNIQUE AFFCAD that was opened in November 2014 under the Polish Aid Volunteering Programme 2014. The aim of the volunteer was to adapt the product offer to the tourist market, find new distribution channels and establish contacts with customers, as well as increase competences of the management staff in terms of modern means of Internet communication, including social media.

Secondly, while continuing activities to increase organizational capacities of AFFCAD in terms of project management, the volunteer worked on the implementation of a modern SMS-based communication platform.

The educational initiative also included the creation of a calendar consisting of histories of young residents of Uganda living in Bwaise (students of the professional education centre run by a partner organization of AFFCAD and supported under the competition Polish Development Aid 2015) and a series of educational cards to be used by teachers during classes in global education.

Support for grassroot social initiatives in the biggest slum area of Kampala

During the period from 18 July until 31 December 2015, the Cultures of the World Foundation in cooperation with Action for Fundamental Change and Development performed a project aimed at improving the quality of life for particularly disadvantaged groups of residents of the slum area of Bwaise in Kampala by supporting local social initiatives. Place of the project: Kampala - the capital and largest city of Uganda. The project directly covered 35 persons in the age between 18 and 30 years.

The project directly referred to the Millennium Development Goals: Goal 1: Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger by reducing by a half the number of people living on less than USD 1 a day. In order to achieve the above mentioned goal, the project was aimed at creating opportunities to take up a better job in a sewing room operating in the slum area of Bwaise in Kampala, as well as at increasing the quality of courses organized by the partner organization. Thereby, persons engaged in the project activities may achieve a higher income and improve their financial situation.

Support for grassroot social initiatives in the biggest slum area of Kampala

The aim of the project was to organizationally support the activity of the local non-governmental organization called Action for Fundamental Change and Development (AFFCAD) that undertakes different social projects to improve living conditions of people living in the largest and poorest district of Kampala - the slum area of Bwaise.

In order to contribute to the achievement of the general goal, a female volunteer principally worked on the extension of the management strategy for one of the most modern micro-projects of AFFCAD - a sewing room of UNIQUE AFFCAD that was opened in November 2014 under the Polish Aid Volunteering Programme 2014. The aim of the volunteer was to adapt the product offer to the tourist market, find new distribution channels and establish contacts with customers, as well as increase competences of the management staff in terms of modern means of Internet communication, including social medial.

Secondly, while continuing activities to increase organizational capacities of AFFCAD in terms of project management, the volunteer worked on the implementation of a modern SMS-based communication platform.

The educational initiative also included the creation of a calendar consisting of histories of young residents of Uganda living in Bwaise (students of the professional education centre run by a partner organization of AFFCAD and supported under the competition Polish Development Aid 2015) and a series of educational cards to be used by teachers during classes in global education.