We take a promising new way of powering a village in Uganda and adapt it to a village in a developed country. We embrace project management as a discipline, not an afterthought, so our clients get maximum impact for minimum risk.
OVAAT youth programming is driven by a stubborn insistence that tomorrow’s world must be better than today’s, which is why our work with youth is so central to who we are. With more than half of the world’s population under 30 years of age, it is critical that we empower young people as tomorrow’s leaders. We see youth as both beneficiaries and stakeholders, and we create economic opportunities for young people to drive meaningful change around the world. We are in Uganda where we promote inclusive, cost-effective agriculture opportunities for young people, especially girls, driven by market demand. And we are in, raising the standards of higher education. Because we believe that all young people — without exception — have the...
Our health programs are addressing Health related challenges in a holistic way to support respective governments to ensure a sustainable health solution and a productive healthy community.
OVAAT empowers Community Health Workers (CHWs) and Village Health Teams (VHTs) to assist families in making informed healthcare decisions and adopting beneficial home healthcare practices. OVAAT’s services address needs and deficiencies as identified by the communities themselves. Utilizing locally-based volunteers has allowed OVAAT programs to change attitudes and behaviors within target communities on a long-term basis, in a low-cost method that ensures sustainability.
AGRICULTURE AND LIVESTOCK
We develop value chains for smallholder farmers by combining capacity building and extension services, and link them to markets to sustain the results. Our extension service providers (community agriculture and livestock promoters) promote good agronomic practices and techniques that farmers can incorporate when managing their farms. They inform and assist other farmers on a variety of farming techniques and provide various services. Promoters profit from selling low-cost inputs to farmers. We organize producer groups of farmers and provide them with technical support to cultivate and use improved varieties of crops and invest in poultry and livestock. We arrange demonstration farms with..
We aim to develop autonomy, mastery and purpose within individuals at all levels of education systems, through government system learning partnerships.
Our holistic educational approach supports governments to achieve national and international commitments in education.
Our approach will be to adopt one village at a time. The idea is to improve education for the poorest by focusing on improving the learning environment in schools in the adopted village. To do so, we will choose only “ready” villages. “Ready villages” must fulfil the following criteria:
1. The village has a school(s)
2. The village members accept to own the initiative by agreeing to send and support children to go to...
our internship opportunities allow students and recent graduates to gain direct experience in one of our key program areas— Education, Adolescents health, Livelihood, family planning, maternal and child health, or health systems strengthening—as well as in cross-cutting technical areas and program development. We supplement these valuable learning opportunities with frequent interaction across all departments through seminars, workshops, brownbag presentations, working meetings, and formal mentorship.
Our highly competitive internship program enables students to make contributions to OVAAT through learning, collaboration, and...
We welcome volunteers from all over the world these can be technical volunteers, group volunteers or interns. These are usually short term mainly between 1-12 months. Group volunteers are encouraged to volunteer on a specific project.
We attach our volunteers to host families, take them through a social cultural orientation and avail team support for a fruitful stay with us. For your welfare, we request you to contribute 56 $ each week.
Volunteers are can initiate a project within our scope of work though they are encouraged to carry out research to so as to have a...