Rural Initiative for Development and Empowerment (RIDE- UGANDA) was started in 2014 as a Not for Profit Organisation by the deprived rural Youth and Women in Kayunga District with a Mission to create innovative solutions to meet community challenges and build strong, equitable and sustainable communities through education, engagement and collaboration
Education is a powerful tool that can change the trajectory of a child’s life. It not only equips them with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in life, but it also empowers them to break the cycle of poverty and improve their overall well-being. However, for many children living in hard-to-reach communities in Uganda, access to education is limited due to financial constraints and lack of resources
Kayunga District experiences acute Youth and Women unemployment. Some of the major reasons behind the high youth and women unemployment rate in Kayunga include, among others, the lack of employable skills, access to resources like land and capital among the youth. Besides, existing policies also continue focusing on creating job seekers instead of job creators.
Unemployment has social as well as economic consequences for rural young people.
Water is one of the basic necessities of life. Safe water is especially critical for children, who are the most vulnerable to water-related diseases. RIDE – UGANDA works in impoverished areas and school communities to provide potable water and adequate sanitation to decrease illnesses, improve health, and lessen the burden on women and children by reducing the distance to water collection points. In addition, sufficient water increases crop production
and thus the ability of parents to adequately provide for their children
Menstruation is an integral and normal part of human life, indeed of human existence, and menstrual hygiene is fundamental to the dignity and wellbeing of women and girls and an important part of the basic hygiene, sanitation and reproductive health services to which every woman and girl has a right. A woman menstruates between puberty (age 11–24) and menopause (age 45–55) for an estimated 459 cycles during her lifetime
We recognize the inexorable link between poverty and poor health and understand that poverty can lead to poor health, and poor health is also often a cause of poverty. Our target beneficiaries – the poorest, most vulnerable and marginalized populations, are most likely to suffer the consequences of poor health. We agree that ensuring healthy lives and promoting wellbeing are essential to sustainable development.
Imagine a district where half of the youth and women population are neither in school nor employed in the formal economy, where private sector jobs leading to careers are scarce, where youth unemployment rates in the formal economy exceed 50 percent, where educational opportunities beyond Primary Level cannot be accessed by half the population, where there is a clear mismatch between the skills provided by schools and the ones that employers want, and where the growth of the local economy
As long as poverty, injustice & inequality persist, none of us can truly rest. It doesn’t take much to change a life, Get in touch today and start making the difference.
RIDE – UGANDA is recruiting volunteers from a wide range of professional backgrounds and offers several internship opportunities to undergraduate and graduate level college students. Come render your expertise as we create change and make like better for considered destitute communities. Together we can make a social change.
You can volunteer as an individual, family, couple or a group for a minimum of at least one month. Three weeks can be arranged in special cases.
Our volunteers come from across the globe.
In the past, they have come from countries such as: Uganda, Canada, USA, Spain, Netherlands, Norway, Ireland, UK, Australia, etc.