Welcome to FOCUSED Organization

Foundation for Community Utilization of Sustainable Empowerment and Development (FOCUSED) is a community based development organization. Its mission is to provide support to local communities in Uganda to sustain-ably engender their own development for self-sustenance. 


FOCUSED volunteer/ Internship Program Fees


The volunteer program fees are directed towards supporting a project that you will be working on together with the local community and also used to aid FOCUSED to provide you with high quality volunteer logistic and social support while carrying out this international stint; to ensure you have a great experience while working with us. Among the support services include: Pre-departure preparations; Orientation; Host family homestay; Development training workshops; Project Design, and Management (Community assessment, Work plan and Budget development and project implementation plus project monitoring and evaluation); transport to and from FOCUSED plus Airport pick-ups and drop-offs upon, meals with host family and midterm retreats and daily social support from the experienced FOCUSED staff. 


NOTE: You are personally responsible for day to day local transportation costs, meals and beverages beyond those provided by your host family or by FOCUSED during designated period, extra drinking water, toiletries, communication expenses (telephone and internet), extra spending money, up-front medical costs (including any deductible and expenses that your medical insurance does not cover) For International applicants You are also responsible for your flights, the visa and airport tax costs

Volunteer placements depend on your preferred time schedule and the extent of experience you wish to attain. As a young organization, we are flexible.  We work to tailor your volunteer experience to your volunteer objectives.   The fees vary and depending on the period you wish to spend volunteering with us. Below is volunteer fees structure for different time periods.


Number of Weeks

Program Fee


$ 600


$ 900


$ 1200


$ 1500


$ 1800


$ 2100


$ 2400


$ 2700


$ 3000


$ 3300


$ 3600


$ 3900




Payment Procedure: All payment can be made by depositing funds on Barclays FOCUSED organization account using Barclays bank international transfers and payment service.  We provide you with the FOCUSED Bank Details and wiring transfer information once you make an application to FOCUSED.  For any further questions and concerns please send us an email at focusedug@gmail.com


Once we’ve reviewed and confirmed your application, we will schedule an online skype/hangouts meeting with you. The purpose of the meeting is to help us know more about you so as to start preparing for your placement in the community; share expectations of the program; have you share all your concerns to allow us to address them prior to your arrival.


To start your volunteer/internship application process please click HERE

Apply for FOCUSED Uganda Volunteer Program