Francis Sekate trained as an electrical engineer, receiving his diploma in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, followed by a degree in project planning and management.
An entrepreneur by nature, he spent 12 years as co-owner of an electrical engineering firm overseeing major electrical and solar installations before turning his attention full-time to the nonprofit he had founded in 2010, the Child Welfare Attainment Center, formally the Kalambi Community Outreach project (KACOP).
With the knowledge he gained overseeing this successful international-volunteer-driven venture, combined with the relationships he built with leading NGOs across East Africa, he turned his attention in 2017 to the creation of Change Africa for Good (CAFG).
This unique, innovative Uganda-based nonprofit organization challenges the traditional model of voluntourism by partnering with community-based East African NGOs to design meaningful volunteer programs tied to concrete, measurable goals, and then bringing them international volunteers with the right skill sets, training, resources, and onsite support so that there is measurable, sustainable positive impact in the lives of those served by the NGOs.
Uganda needs doctors. According to Uganda’s news agency “the Observer”, Uganda’s doctor-to-patient ratio is estimated at 1:25,725 ; Uganda’s nurse to patient ratio of 1:11,000.
This makes meeting SDG 3 – “Ensure healthy lives and promote well being for all at all ages” a very difficult thing to achieve.
Each of our medical camps treat approximately 500 patients with medical care and education.
CAFG hopes to reduce the incidence of Uganda’s top five leading causes of death, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, respiratory tract infections and diarrheal diseases.
East Africa needs qualified educators. Poorly paid teachers means that there are fewer of them.
Schools lack resources and proper oversight, and students don’t have an environment conducive to learning.
Opportunities abound for volunteers to educate Ugandan teachers on best practices regarding classroom management and creating an environment where students can learn, as well as teaching the country-standard curriculum to students directly.
Matching qualified volunteers with schools where they can make a difference puts SDG 4 – “Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all” within reach for Uganda’s rural children.