About GNUVF

Who we are

Global Network  for Uganda Volunteers Foundation (GNUVF) is a national grassroots, Non-profit Organization established in 2013 to provide sustainable voluntary services to the most rural and marginalized Ugandan communities.

We are anon-government organization working with marginalized groups of people, especially vulnerable rural women and children in Uganda.

We started as a community based organization and later registered as an NGO in 2018 with functional governance structures that include a board of five members, a senior management team, staff, advisors and volunteers.

Initially, our organization started its operations in Wakiso district supporting women to increase agricultural production for household food security and income generation. Currently, GNUVF operates in all regions of Uganda focusing on socio-economic empowerment of women and education for children.

The Organization was founded as a result of the increasing plight of vulnerable people who could not afford basic needs like shelter, food, clean water and education

Vision:

Transforming communities through sustainable volunteer projects.

Mission

We aim to promote sustainable volunteer projects through practices that help transform livelihoods of Ugandan rural and most marginalized communities, through improved education, livelihoods and economic empowerment.

OBJECTIVES:

  1. Increased access to education for all.
  2. Heighten cross-cultural learning and global understanding.
  3. Promote health and wellbeing.
  4. Support community development through Economic empowerment and improved livelihoods.
  5. Conserve the environment.

Our major strategies and activities are centred on the following SDGs:

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS GNUVF STRIVES TO ACHIEVE

  1. SDG 1 End poverty in all its forms https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdg1
  2. SDG 2 End Hunger https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/hunger/
  3. SDG 4 Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all  https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdg4
  4. SDG 5 Achieving gender equality and empower all women & girls https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdg5
  5. SDG 6 Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdg6
  6. SGD 10 Reduce inequality within and among countries https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdg10
  7. SDG 17 Strengthening the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdg17

By 2018 UVF had improved the livelihood of 500 homesteads and 300 children supported with basic needs like education, clothes, shelter at partner and UVF Schools.

Core Principles.

  • Accountability and Responsibility.
  • Commitment to personal credibility and integrity.
  • Professional excellence in organizational management and program development.
  • Gender responsiveness.
  • Team work.
  • Networking and collaboration.
  • Respect.

Slogan: Transforming communities through sustainable volunteer projects.

Together we can Empower the marginalized

Our Numbers

250
Total Number of Vulnerable Children in Our Care
500
Total Number of Households We Support
350
Total Number of Women Benefiting From Our Empowerment Program
3
Total Number of Houses Built
Volunteer

Programs

Miriam Reynolds.

I was looking for a volunteer placement and my first preference was Uganda, but then this opportunity in Kampala came up and before I knew it I had contacts with …

Ferdia Donohoe.

My experience with Uganda Volunteers Foundation was amazing. I spent the best time of my life in this city meeting the most wonderful people, eating and drinking at the most …