Focus: Education, Community, Medical, Marine Biology.
FORDAR is a community-based organization that aims to help rural communities profitably and sustainably use resources to fight poverty at a household level. Our mission is to initiate development programs in rural communities by directly involving those who seek help with the planning, implementation, and evaluation of such projects. We would like to build partnerships with other related organizations to share skills, knowledge, and resources to support Uganda’s development and transformation process.
We work primarily in the Iganga District of Uganda, focusing on rural communities. The majority of people we work with rely on subsistence farming for their main source of livelihood, with a few cases of small businesses.
FORDAR was founded in 2005 by Michael Kaidhiwa, we began by connecting university students to rural communities to undertake research projects. For many rural communities, we were able to facilitate their first interaction with research groups. Since then, we have expanded to a broader mission of conducting research that is aimed at contributing to influencing solutions to rural problems of extreme poverty.
The Foundation for Rural Development and Action Research (FORDAR) is a Ugandan NGO. The organisation is dedicated to working for and with communities to combat poverty in line with Uganda’s official poverty reduction strategy aimed at achieving the Millenium Development Goals. FORDAR works primarily in rural areas, and has conducted action research into various issues.
Costs & Benefits
Projects can be explained on a case by case basis. You choose a project/ placement of your choice and we discuss it fully alongside your interest in such a project. Your work schedule and interest dictate the amount of time that you will need but we normally work for six hours a day for 5 days in a week. The roles are discussed based on the volunteer’s qualifications and interests and capabilities.
The volunteer will pay US $700 for one month including food, accommodation in shared rooms and transport from the airport. For a wildlife placement, there is a fee of US $ 1500 per month to cover airport pick up, a room, guide fees, and a heavy meal per day. For a fisheries program there is a table fee which is agreed upon on application on top of the normal monthly charge of 700 dollars per month.
Volunteers must be aged 18 year old or over and need to have field experience if they wish to volunteer on medical, wildlife and fisheries research projects.
P.O BOX 161 IGANGA (UGANDA)
Location: Iganga District of Uganda
Average cost per day: $20
Focus: Education, Community, Medical, Marine Biology
Skills needed: Volunteers must be at least 18 years old