SEDCU is a charity which relies on support from individuals who share its aims and objectives and who wish to support it in realizing its mission.
Volunteering in the UK
SEDCU undertakes projects identified by the schools and aimed at enhancing school facilities for disadvantaged children, creating opportunities for them to gain a broader experience of life, improving the quality of their education. The schools submit project proposals to SEDCU and, if they meet SEDCU’s criteria, we fundraise to deliver. We seek volunteers who would be prepared to fund-raise, for example by organising a coffee morning, a drinks event, a barbecue, a dinner, or collecting sponsorship for a walk, run or similar. There may be other opportunities to fund-raise at your work. SEDCU will provide all the support you may need through provision of leaflets, slideshows, display boards or by showing up on the day to speak to potential donors.
Volunteering in Uganda
Mgahinga Community Development Organisation (MCDO) is the leading community organization that is promoting community led development around Mgahinga Gorilla National Park (MGNP) at the same time working towards conservation of the Park. MCDO established Mgahinga Nursery and Primary School which is now supported by SEDCU.
MCDO is looking for volunteers from all walks of life. The most important assets are passion and a commitment to achieving their goals. If you think you have what MCDO are looking for and would like to become involved in an African community, helping them to find a way out of poverty and to achieve sustainable development, please contact MCDO and see what difference you can make.
Volunteers have the opportunity to be involved, for a period varying from 2 weeks to 6 months, in various projects within the following areas:
EDUCATION – includes teaching conservation, English and sports.
HEALTH – doctors and nurses to work in the local health centres. CONSERVATION – zoologists, biologists, botanists etc. VETERINARY – working in the field with the wildlife, domestic and farm animals. FARMING –volunteer on an African farm working alongside the local people. I.T. AND ADMINISTRATION – especially needed for website development
FINANCE AND OPERATIONS – especially needed to support the finance team MONITORING AND EVALUATION – especially needed to implement the Monitoring and Evaluation strategy