WHAT WE DO
African Volunteer Aid is deeply committed to, and passionate about lessening the impact and consequences of extreme poverty in East Africa. Our purpose and mission is to provide humanitarian aid through village based sustainable projects having a measurable positive impact in communities suffering the effects of extreme poverty. We do this by utilising the skills, knowledge and experience of international change agents/volunteers to assist in the on-going operations of creating self-sufficient communities in Uganda, East Africa.
It is our intention to brings change to Africa through four main sectors: Agriculture, Education, Health, and infrastructure.By focusing on these four core areas we are able to help local communities take charge of their own future, educating and empowering them to become self-sufficient without the ongoing need for foreign aid, breaking the cycle of extreme poverty and in due course establishing a positive future for those in needy circumstances.
TOUR DE BALI
Join us for a week of majestic cycling around Bali, taking in all the sights, sounds, and smells of village life that this tropical oasis has to offer.
With our hand-picked support team, you will enjoy five days of world-class cycling, as well as a host of activities that will leave you feeling refreshed and revitalised.
HOW WE ARE DIFFERENT
Being a registered charity we do not charge you to volunteer with us. Any volunteer placed with us must be contributing positively to their choosen program. This is less of a holiday program and more about having that life changing, positive impact in the world. Of course, with that said, there are always plenty of opportunities for you to explore the local land and tourist attractions! African Volunteer Aid was set up specially for this reason. We found too many companies out there were offering volunteer travel opportunities but weren’t helping out these communities, and thus not creating much of an impact.
VOLUNTEER, DONATE & EDUCATE
Spending time as a volunteer in Africa is an amazing experience. It’s a continent with unrivalled beauty and adventure. The experience is even better when you donate some of your time in Africa as a volunteer where you can live, contribute and share your skills with a local community. To help people who are genuinely struggling and make a better life for themselves is an experience you will never forget.
Africa Volunteer Aid connects you to a child in need. The money you provide goes directly to a child’s education. There are no skims or money filters on the route there, you pay for their education and that is exactly what they receive. Equipping a child of Africa with an education gives them tools for a brighter future and an opportunity to break the poverty cycle, for good.
By definition, extreme poverty is those people who are living on US $1.25 a day or less. That’s under $9.00 a week. Each year, without immunisation and basic medical care as many as six million children in poverty-stricken areas will not live to be five years old. Malnutrition alone is responsible for 45% of infant deaths. That’s just under three million children under the age of five, who starve to death.