Roots in Uganda
For over 20 years, Volunteer Uganda has supported the work of CHIFCOD, a non-profit making organisation based in Uganda with the goal of transforming the local community through education and poverty eradication.
Thanks to donations and sponsors from all over the world, Volunteer Uganda has helped CHIFCOD to found 4 primary schools, a secondary school and a college.
CHIFCOD's flagship primary school enrolls over 300 students a year and is ranked in the top 3 in the district.
Great Lakes High School enrols over 280 students a year and is ranked in the top 10% nationally.
Great Lakes Regional University recently became Uganda's first rural University, enrolling some 200 students.
Where your money goes
100% is spent in Uganda
Every penny of every donation and sponsorship is spent in the Kanungu district of rural south-west Uganda.
500 Students School Fees
Our supporters and volunteers subsidise the school fees of over 500 students a year in schools across Kanungu.
Over 1700 students
Thanks to your donations, over 1700 students each year are enrolled at the CHIFCOD schools and college.
A donation of £50
Can equip a school classroom with desks and a blackboard
£150 a Year
Pays for a student's school fees for a whole academic year.
Creating the right conditions
Volunteer Uganda has supported CHIFCOD to improve the standard of teaching across its schools by delivering Limited Resource Teacher Training to over 1000 teachers.
Making education more affordable
Donations from the UK and worldwide have make it possible for CHIFCOD to run 4 primary schools, a secondary school and a college and ongoing sponsorship makes it easier for families to pay for their children to attend school.
Promoting Global health initiatives
Volunteer Uganda has supported the community initiatives that CHIFCOD have introduced to help educate the local peple about HIV/AIDS and Malaria.
Boosting the local economy
CHIFCOD's mission is to support local entrepreneurs and small businesses, giving them every chance of success. The college has its own workshop which produces furniture and the High School grows and sells its own range of coffee.
Just £15 a month provides a child with a full education including accommodation and upkeep.
Your sponsorship is used to pay for all costs associated with a child's education, there are no admin costs.
You will be sent at least one thank you letter and photograph from your student each year from Kirima Limited.