Uganda Volunteers for Peace (UVP) / ICYE Uganda
UVP was established in 1999. It is a non –political, non-sectarian voluntary membership organization that joined the ICYE Federation in 2001. The office is located in Kampala and UVP is among the Ugandan NGOs under the umbrella of Action Aid International Uganda, and together work towards facilitating peace-making processes and education. UVP focus on community development initiative programmes in both urban and rural areas, and the projects include social work/ teaching, care for orphans and the vulnerable, support for those with HIV and AIDS and the elderly and the culture of peace eduation.
Uganda lies in the Eastern part of Africa and is boarded by Sudan in the north, Kenya in the east, Tanzania and Rwanda in the south and Democratic Republic of Congo in the west.
The equator runs across Uganda and it is the main latitude marked 0 degrees and it divides the world into equal parts.
Today Uganda is the first country in the world to document declining HIV prevalence rates. The overall prevalence rate was 6.1% in 2000. The government strategy to fight HIV/AIDS is to encourage everybody in Uganda to play a role in the war against AIDS and develop new community initiatives.
Uganda has substantial natural resources, including fertile soils and sizeable mineral deposits of copper and cobalt. Agriculture is the most important sector of the economy employing over 80% of the work force. Coffee accounts for the bulk of export revenues.
Uganda was named the pearl of Africa by Sir John Church Hill because of its natural endowments and the beautiful scenes. For example lakes and rivers, national parks and game reservoirs, mountains, climatic changes and many others. All of which makes Uganda a beautiful and exciting country to visit.
In Uganda you can volunteer in the areas of Education, Community Development, Disability Support, Health Care & HIV/AIDS awareness, Women’s Empowerment.
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