Prevention, self-sustainability and empowerment


Nnina​ ​Olugero​ ​means:​ ​‘I​ ​have​ ​a​ ​story,​ ​I​ ​have​ ​something​ ​to​ ​say’.​ ​It​ ​was​ ​founded​ ​in​ ​June​ ​2012​ ​with​ ​the main​ ​aim​ ​of​ ​empowering​ ​less​ ​fortunate​ ​people​ ​with​ ​relevant​ ​skills,​ ​knowledge​ ​and​ ​means​ ​to​ ​increase self-sustainability.​ ​The​ ​Nnina​ ​Olugero​ ​foundation​ ​works​ ​together​ ​with​ ​local​ ​organisations​ ​to​ ​enable​ ​a better​ ​future​ ​for​ ​the​ ​vulnerable​ ​people​ ​in​ ​Ugandan​ ​society.​

Prevention,​ ​self-sustainability​ ​and empowerment​ ​are​ ​keys​ ​to​ ​our​ ​work. ​


Our mission is to equip less fortunate Ugandans with knowledge, skills and means to increase self-sustainability, empowerment and to work on the prevention of social-economic issues.

Specifically to:

  • Support underprivileged families in developing a higher family income
  • Strengthen the position of girls and women and combating violence


Our vision is that people can be self-involved because they everyone has their own piece of expertise. So you shouldn't take over a community but give people an opportunity for self-development which gives self-confidence and inspiration to do even more.

Target areas

  • Poverty and education
  • Unwanted pregnancies and unsafe abortions
  • Domestic violence and rights for women and children
  • Health care

Target groups:

  • Marginalized groups like commercial sex workers
  • School youth
  • HIV positive people
  • Mentally/psychically disabled people
  • Influential people like local leaders, (head) teachers, police (wo)men and nurses
  • Street children
  • Single (teen) mothers

We approach these problems through offering free interactive workshops, personal guidance and start-up kits to begin an agricultural business. We aim to make sure that our projects are working closely together so that individuals can be helped in a multidisciplinary way. For more information please visit our 'project page'.

We are both in the Netherlands as in Uganda officially registered under the Chamber of Commerce/NGO board.

We choose not to spend our money on expensive quality labels, but on the projects. We do have the Public Benefit Organisations status (PBO), also known as ANBI status, which mean that the taxes are deductible. For more information;  Find out about our ANBI status here (in Dutch).

Year reports and projectplan (in Dutch):

Jaarverslag 2015

Jaarverslag 2016

Jaarverslag 2017

Projectplan Nnina Olugero 2019


Some of our partners:


We started the Nnina Olugero Foundation so that people and communities can be given the means to transform their lives. The work that we are doing at the moment includes the 'Healthcare project', 'Business and Agriculture Project', 'Condomwise' and 'Get Up, Stand Up'. You can find more details by clicking on the thumbnails below.


Volunteer at Nnina Olugero through the professional guidance of Let's Go Africa

Nnina Olugero’s Dutch founder got to know Uganda through volunteering at an Ugandan vocational skill organisation for HIV positive women. Though she liked the staff very much it was difficult for her to find her purpose in the organisation since the home visits and counselling sessions where in Luganda and she didn’t know anything about hairdressing or tailoring. She didn’t feel completely used to her potential within their program as the description she read online didn’t meet the expectations.


With this experience in mind she created a program, together with the Ugandan International Volunteers Coordinator (Micheal Lubega), in which volunteers can work according to their interest and skills.

With our volunteer and intern program we are working together with the Let’s Go Africa Community Development Internship & Volunteer Agency. Their aim is to link young professionals from around the world to local projects and organisations in countries in Africa. Their vision is to foster international exchange, to enhance development, and to make an impact on all parties involved. They're experienced and specialized in long term development that is empowered by the people in the communities. At the same time they aim to achieve personal development for interns/volunteers through personal guidance, contact with the people in the communities, and the total experience as a whole.

For more information about Let's go Africa click here.










Read stories from volunteers for a story from Perla, who has been with the Business and Agriculture project for several months.

There are many options to work as a volunteer at Nnina Olugero. For instance in a managing function, PR, English teacher, ICT, social work, health care, agriculture etc.

Because we have a lot of partner organisations it’s also possible to combine working for Nnina Olugero and at an orphanage or hospital for instance. This way we aim to create a challenging and useful experience for both the volunteer as for the organisation.

Package price

We have different options regarding accommodation and monthly fees:

Included for all options

  • Customized individual project description that suits all criteria (volunteer/intern, school, partner organisation).
  • Let’s Go Africa information guide & preparation and safety meetings about the specific destination.
  • Airport pick up
  • Kampala introduction tour
  • Accommodation (see the different option below)
  • Transportation within the project
  • Local lunch during workdays
  • 25% donation to the projects
  • Professional supervision and in-country assistance.
  • Visa, vaccination, insurances, passport & flight booking assistance.
  • Continuous fast and direct communication with your contact person from beginning to end.
  • Informal feedback session on return.
  • Let’s Go Africa certificate on return.


  • Travel insurance
  • Flight to Uganda
  • Visa costs of $50 per 3 months (for non-Africans)
  • Transport from the guesthouse to the office
  • Personal costs for excursions, vaccinations, diner/breakfast, safari’s etc (but we have good contacts for cheap safari’s)


Option 1: One time €350 (for interns the one time costs are €400)  + €400,- per month 

You will stay at the UPA guesthouse in Nansana. It's a international guesthouse with shared facilities and dorms. An ideal place if you want to meet new young people from all over the world. Breakfast not included.

Click here for their website.

(Pictures will come soon)

Option 2: One time €350 (for interns the one time costs are €400) + €500  per month.

You will stay in the ICU guesthouse in Rubaga. It's a bit far from the office and centre of Kampala but it's really peaceful and green. There's a beautiful rooftop terras and wifi and breakfast is included.

Click here for their website.

Option 3: One time €350 (for interns the one time costs are €400)€550 per month.

You will stay at the Fat Cat backpackers in KisimentI.This is a very active area with many restaurants, clubs, shops etc. It's close to a big shopping mall and not too far from our office. There's wifi and breakfast is included . This price is for the dormitory, if you wish to stay in a private room the price will be slightly higher.

Click here for their website.


Option 4:

If you wish to stay in a more private or quiet setting we can find some place else for you.


You have to be above 18 years.

Reasonable knowledge of English, both writing and speaking

Having experience in social work is good, but most importantly you are social and open to new experiences .

The projects are running the whole year. Participating has a preference of at least 1 month.


You have a flexible work attitude, be open minded and are able to adjust easily. You have to be a team player and able to work with our vision and approach.

For more information you can send an email to info@letsgoafrica.nl







contact us by submitting the form below

Kyebando, Gayaza road opposite Elisa road
P.O Box 34839
Kampala, Uganda

nnina olugero

Name: Nnina Olugero Foundation