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  • Nomadic Volunteer Positions

    We are looking for skilled and creative people who can give us a few hours of their time!

    Do you have a creative streak? Are you wanting to channel this into making some cool promotional materials for the 22STARS Foundation that's doing great things in their community? If the answer to both those questions is 'yes' then check out our current needs and get in contact with us! As a volunteer, you will become part of our team and will be featured on our website! Little extra: to show our gratitude for your work, the moms of our kids created beautiful bracelets that we will send you!


    As a nomadic volunteer you will work from YOUR HOME, from YOUR COMPUTER, hence no costs are involved for us and neither you.

    If you like to volunteer with us in Uganda, read more below in the next section.


    Current Needs


    We are currently looking for volunteers to help out with:


    - Graphic Design

    - Social Media

    - Photography

    - Website Development

    - Copywriting/Editing

    - Video Production

    - Blogging

    - Search Engine Optimization


    Technical Skills Required


    - Mailchimp

    - Illustrator

    - InDesign

    - Strikingly/HTML/CSS

    - Facebook/Twitter/Instagram expertise

    - Good photography skills

    - Final Cut Pro or other video editing software

    - Experience of Tumblr, Blogger, Medium or other blogging sites

    - Past copywriting and content writing experience




    To be discussed.



    Send us your application by email and tell us what type of position would interest you.


    Briefly explain why you would be suitable for this role. Tell us how many hours per week you are available to volunteer, or how many hours you want to spend on the project. Send along your CV and any examples of previous work which will help us gain a better understanding of your skill set and style.

  • Volunteer With Us In Uganda

    Come on a volunteer trip to Uganda and help us with story-telling and fundraising!

    As a VOLUNTEER in Uganda you can do basically all the work that is also listed in our ONLINE VOLUNTEER positions. In addition as a 22STARS volunteer in Uganda you will be our eyes and ears right on the spot and your tasks will mainly include story-telling, by visiting the families in their homes, visiting the children in school, taking pictures, doing interviews, monitoring and evaluating our projects, and sharing your skills through workshops. A workshop could be anything from computer lessons, to homework help, a female hygiene class or what about teaching our girls your latest dancing moves? Your work on the ground is very meaningful, in particular with regards to story-telling as it will help us with fundraising for our social projects and getting new long-term sponsors in for the kids.


    If you come as a volunteer to Uganda you will stay in basic accommodation very close to our projects in Kampala and/or Jinja. To get the most out of your volunteer trip we recommend a volunteer period of one month, however we also had people who came for just one week and made a huge impact. The amount of hours that you volunteer can be discussed, but we expect something around 20 hours a week. Our Ugandan project managers will be always around and available for you. Coming to Uganda is a life changing experience, but comes with costs, as we arrange for you food, accommodation, airport pickup, a welcome package and city tour and we of course also have to pay our local team members to show you around, help translating between you and the community and we also provide them with a meal when you eat together.As Uganda has a very nice climate, around 30 degrees during the day and 18 degrees at night air-conditioning is not necessary. While we have cold showers, they are not that bad, plus within a 10 minute drive you can go to a fancy 4STAR hotel to use hot shower, gym and swimming pool against a small fee.


    You can apply by sending us an email that you like to volunteer with us in Uganda. Briefly explain what you would like to do and why you would be suitable. Tell us how many hours per week you are available to volunteer. Send along your CV/Resume and any examples of previous work which will help us gain a better understanding of your skill set and style.


    Prices For Volunteering In Uganda


    1 week: 400 euro

    2 weeks: 750 euro

    3 weeks: 950 euro

    4 weeks: 1150 euro


    Staying more than a month with us?


    Then we can offer you the special price of 250 euro a week, as many of our cost lie in the first weeks of your stay.


    *All money goes towards covering your costs and that of our local team members. In case of balance that will go to our local projects.


    Included In The Price

    • Airport pick up  - week 1
    • City tour in Kampala/ Jinja - week 1
    • Welcome package with SIM card - week 1
    • Pre-arrival support - week 1
    • Local food for you and our local team members, who will share their meals with you. 
    • Basic accommodation in a private room with private bath
    • Fee for our local project managers to accompany you
    • Fee for our translators to facilitate your work
    • 24 hour assistance in Uganda
    • You will be featured in our social media channels
    • A lot of gratitude from the whole team
    * We do not cover your flight, visa, medicine, local transportation, drinks, and activities, but are more than happy to help you with organizing these things.


    Send us your application by email and tell us what you would like to do as a volunteer in Uganda.


    Briefly explain why you would be suitable. Tell us how many hours per week you are available to volunteer. Send along your CV and any examples of previous work which will help us gain a better understanding of your skill set and style.

  • Start A Fundraiser Campaign

    We are super excited to hear that you want to support the 22STARS kids foundation. By joining us you will give a better future to children living in extreme poverty in Uganda. We want to thank you for your effort and contribution. Starting a fundraising campaign - whether online through tools like www.gofundme.com or off line by collecting money directly – is a powerful way to make a direct impact on the lives of children living in the slums in Uganda. 22STARS foundation enables children to go to school, which is the best way to fight poverty and disease. If you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to contact us!


    1. Pick a cause


    Make a general donation for the 22STARS kids foundation or link it to a more specific cause. Whatever you would like to pick, all causes are equally important to make sure that a child completes successfully his or her education and becomes a change-maker in their own community. You can choose from:

    • Medicine
    • Food
    • Clean water
    • Clothes
    • Toys
    • Education
    • Small family businesses
    • Housing
    • your own idea!

    2. Create your campaign

    You can use tools like www.gofundme.com to launch super easy your fundraising campaign. Take a look at our campaign here www.gofundme.com/22starskids. Use the pictures you find in this fundraiser toolkit, feel free to copy our story and write down the banc details of the 22STARS foundation. To raise more money for your campaign we created a document with fun fundraising ideas. Of course, you do not need to make a campaign online, you can also create an offline fundraiser campaign and invite your friends, family and members of a group you are in to join.

    3. Share your fundraiser

    If you made an online campaign, start promoting it throughout your social network and tag us in your messages (@22stars_foundation) or send out the link by email to friends. Organizing an offline event to collect money? Then share our story with the people that you invite. Share our videos, flyers and poster. Encourage your supporters to also spread the word about the 22STARS kids foundation by letting them share the donation link or the link to our website and send them our social media pledge which they can post on their Facebook /Instagram/ Twitter/ LinkedIn accounts.

    4. Thank you

    Once you are done with your fundraiser you can send us the money with a note to which cause you would like to dedicate it to. We will keep you posted about what will happen with the money and send you pictures and an update. For now, we like to send you already this little thank you card from our kids in Uganda, feel free to pass it on to the people who you would like to thank for their contribution. You can also upload it to your social media and tag your supporters in the picture card.

    5. The extra mile

    Are you coming to Uganda to see our projects at first hand? That is amazing! You probably don’t even realize how much impact you can make. Our tip; take many pictures and start a little journal with your experiences. Share it with a select group of friends or post it on your social media channels and do a Facebook Live session for all your followers. This is a super effective way to let them being part of the Uganda experience and to show them what you are doing with the money. Take them with you to the schools, pharmacies, the market, homes and to the smiles of our kids.


  • Fundraising Campaign Ideas

    The last couple of months we received donations from people raised in very unique ways; through birthday parties, garage sales and even two poker nights. Below you will find some fun ideas to raise money, that will help spark your own creativity!

    Celebrate your Birthday

    Send flyers to your guest informing them what the 22STARS foundation does. Instead of presents, ask your friends and family to support our projects for children and their families in Uganda. Contribute to clean water, medicine, school fees, food, toys or just a general cause. You choose!

    Graduation party

    Are you graduating? The best way to celebrate your achievement is by enabling other children to go to school too. Ask your friends and family to celebrate you by contributing to the 22STARS kids foundation. Empower our kids to become change- makers in their communities.

    Get married

    Are you getting married? Woohoo congratulations from us! You can order a little goodie bag from 22STARS to give a bracelet to all your guest to remember this special day. And the best is that every bracelet supports directly a child in Uganda. In addition, you can explain your guests about our projets and ask them to contribute to the 22STARS foundation.

    Throw a poker/games night

    Host a poker party or other kind of games night at your place and invite your friends or the members of a group you are part of. Ask them an entrance fee to be able to play and tell them that this money will go to the 22STARS foundation. Show them the 22STARS kids video and tell them our story. As a group, you can make a bigger impact in the lives of our children in Uganda!

    Give a dinner party with impact

    Throw a dinner party at your house for your friends. Tell them that everyone’s plate of food, will be also a plate of food served to the kids in Uganda. Show them the impact that we are making and the food that we cook for the kids. As a group, you can easily get money together so we can also throw a dinner party for the kids.

    Race for the future of children

    Are you an active person who loves competitions? Sign up for a marathon, city run, Viking run, or whatever challenge you may find. Race to enable children in Uganda to go to school. Education is the best way to fight poverty and disease.

    Office time

    Do you want to talk about something else with your clients then just business? Share the story of our kids in Uganda by putting some of our flyers on your office table, share our story in your newsletter and on your website. Show them the passion you have in helping children getting a better future.

    Clean up your house/wardrobe

    If you take a good look into your closet you probably will find tons of clothes that you don’t need anymore. And most likely you will even find more things that you never use. Hold a garage sale and sell the things you don’t need. With the money, you are making, we can buy clothes and medicine for the 22STARS children.

    Organize a book club

    Do you like reading books? Create a book club with friends or participate in an existing one and propose to read the following books that inspired 22STARS work in Uganda. Discuss the book afterwards and collect donations for our projects.


  • Book Tips



    Oboke Girls. By Els De Temmerman. In October 1996, 139 girls were abducted from St Mary's College,

    in northern Uganda. This book reconstructs the journey of two Aboke girls who managed to escape.

    The Queen of Katwe. By Tim Crothers. A Story of Life, Chess, and One Extraordinary Girl's Dream of Becoming a Grandmaster.

    Nightmare Along the River Nile. By Suzanna E. Nelson. About the LRA. Find out in this compelling

    narrative about a young man and his friends whose story will remain with you for a long time to come.

    Mountains of the Moon. By I.J. Kay. Told in multilayered, hallucinatory flashbacks, Mountains of the Moon explores the journey of a young woman trying to transform a broken life into something beautiful.

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1.	General Conditions

You are able to enjoy our blog posts, and visit many areas of our websites without providing us with any personal information. However, we do collect personal information when you sign up to become a long-term sponsor of one of our 22stars kids, a monthly sponsor of our causes or subscribe to receive email alerts. By making a donation to our cause and/or by using our website, you (also called the “sponsor”) are agreeing to these Terms and Conditions, which you acknowledge that you have read and understood and that you agree to be bound by these Terms & Conditions. 

For more information, see our privacy policy.

2.	Use of material appearing on our website

All pictures on www.foundation22stars.org are taken by the 22STARS Foundation with permission of the children and their parents and care-takers. In keeping with our mission, we welcome sponsors to share the picture of their sponsored child and our projects for the purpose of sharing our story with their friends and to encourage others to also participate in our causes. This does not cover commercial use of our materials. Unless otherwise stated, the copyright and other rights on all material published on www.foundation22stars.org belongs to the 22STARS Foundation.

Requests for any other use or reproduction of our content, including commercial use, should be sent to Stella Airoldi through the following email address: info@foundation22stars.org

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Every precaution has been taken by the 22STARS Foundation to ensure that the content of this site is accurate, legally correct and ethical. 

Whilst all reasonable efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of content, no responsibility can be taken for any error or omission, nor can the 22STARS Foundation assume any liability for the content of websites linked to our site.
Should the 22STARS Foundation receive any complaint with regard to third party material on our site, we will review the matter and remove material at our sole discretion. We will have no further liability to either party in such instance.

Material on our site is given for the purposes of information or reporting only and should not be relied upon. Independent advice should be sought on financial and medical matters.

4.	Payments

22STARS Foundation accepts PayPal payments, direct bank transfers and donations through the specific campaigns set up for the 22STARS Foundation on Donorbox and GoFundMe as acceptable methods of payment. 

5.	Data protection and privacy

Please see our privacy policy for details of how personal data may be processed.

6.	Long-term sponsors of a child

If you like to become a long-term sponsor of one of our children we require your name and email address in order to send you all the information with regards to your child. Unless you like to be anonymous we publish your name on our website and or our social media channels. 

7.	 Cancellations of long-term sponsorships of the children

You can cancel any time your donation subscription to us and stop sponsoring your child. We would appreciate if you let us know immediately when you have the attention to stop the sponsorship, so that we are able to find a new long-term sponsor for the specific child. If 22STARS FOUDNATION has to stop the sponsorship with a certain child we will inform you straight ahead and we will find another child for you that you can continue sponsoring through his/her education. 

8.	Right to reallocate funds

The 22STARS foundation reserves the right to reallocate funds when necessary. Funds designated towards the support of a specific sponsor child or towards a specific project may at times need to be redirected. For example, if a change in the security situation makes the completion of a project unsafe, funds will be reallocated as appropriate. We work to avoid the reallocation of funds and only do so when necessary.

9.	Gofundme Campaign

By setting up a GOFUNDME campaign for the 22STARS foundation and using pictures and text of the 22STARS foundation, you must have prior agreement and approval of the 22STARS foundation to do so.  If you like to set up a fundraiser campaign for us, please contact Stella Airoldi and send an email to info@foundation22stars.org

10.	Communication 

If you contact us via our website or have opted in other circumstances for us to contact you via e-mail, we will communicate with you using the e-mail address you have provided. We will assume that your e-mail address is correct and that you understand the risks associated with using this form of communication. 

11.	Applicable Law

Dutch law governs these Terms and Conditions to the fullest extent allowable. Any disputes in connection with the 22STARS foundation or these Terms and Conditions will be initiated in the Courts of Breda where exclusive jurisdiction and venue reside. If a court or any other appropriate authority finds any portion of this document to be invalid, the remainder will remain in full force and effect. 
If you do not accept these Terms and Conditions in full, you must stop using this site immediately. We reserve the right to prevent you accessing this site, without prejudice to any of our other rights, if we consider that you have contravened our Policy on Privacy and Use of Information or any of these Terms and Conditions.

From time to time, the 22STARS foundation may need to change its Terms and Conditions because of changes in its foundation, or in its attempts to serve your needs better. 22STARS foundation will always publish the current terms on our website and notify you of this.

The 22STARS Foundation is a registered charity number KVK nr: 68437870 | RSIN 85744249. It is registered in The Netherlands, Kasteelplein 73, 4811XC, Breda.
This Privacy Policy describes how and when the 22STARS FOUNDATION collects, uses, and shares information when you make a donation, contact us, or otherwise use our services through foundation22stars.org or its related sites and services. This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that we do not own or control. 

You are able to enjoy our blog posts, and visit many areas of our websites without providing us with any personal information. However, we do collect personal information when you sign up to become a long-term sponsor of one of our 22STARS kids, a monthly sponsor of our causes or subscribe to receive email alerts. By making a donation to our cause and/or by using our website, you are agreeing to our Terms and Conditions, which you acknowledge that you have read and understood and that you agree to be bound by these Terms & Conditions. 

1. Personal information 22STARS FOUNDATION collects

Information We Collect

To sponsor a specific child long-term, you must provide us with certain information, such as your name, email address, payment information, and the name of the child that you like to sponsor. This is necessary as we will send you regular updates with regards to the child that you sponsor and or our ongoing project. You may also choose to provide us with additional personal information if you contact us directly. 

We treat your information very confidential. If you like to be an anonymous sponsor of a child, or make an anonymous donation to one of our causes, we will not publish your name related to the cause or specific child anywhere. 

If you like to sponsor a child publicly we will put your name on our website and social media in relation to the specific child you sponsor or cause you made a donation to. We don’t publish any other details of you and don’t give your contact details to anyone outside of our organization, neither the child that you sponsor will receive your contact details.  

To make a general donation, you do not have to provide us with any data and hence can send us money which we treat as an absolute anonymous donation. 

2. The legal bases we rely on to collect, use, and share personal information

Why We Need Your Information and How We Use It

We rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:
•	as needed to provide our services, such as when we use your information to send you emails and updates with regard to the child that you sponsor, to settle disputes, or to provide support;
•	when you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for my mailing list;
•	if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your donation if required by tax law; and
•	as necessary for the purpose of our legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as providing and improving our services. We use your information to provide the services you requested and in our legitimate interest to improve our services. 

3. The third parties with whom we share personal information

Information Sharing and Disclosure

Information about our sponsors is important to our foundation in order to send regularly reports about the sponsored children and in order to send out the new payment for future school terms. We share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:
•	Service providers. We engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to our website. We will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
•	Foundation transfers. If we stop or merge our foundation, we may disclose your information as part of that transaction, only to the extent permitted by law. 
•	Compliance with laws. We may collect, use, retain, and share your information if we have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce our agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of our customers, or others.

4. The length of time we keep personal information

Data Retention

We retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with our services and as described in our Privacy Policy. However, we may also be required to retain this information to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce our agreements. We generally keep your data for the following time period: 4 years. 

5. If we transfer personal information outside of Europe, we will handle the transfer as following

Transfers of Personal Information Outside the EU

We may store and process your information through third-party hosting services in the US and other jurisdictions. As a result, we may transfer your personal information to a jurisdiction with different data protection and government surveillance laws than your jurisdiction. If we are deemed to transfer information about you outside of the EU, we rely on Privacy Shield as the legal basis for the transfer, as Google Cloud is Privacy Shield certified.

6. Our donor’s rights regarding our use of their personal information and our contact details

Your Rights

If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. We describe these rights below:
•	Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information we hold about you by contacting us using the contact information below. 
•	Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict our use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where we are required to store data for legal reasons) we will generally delete your personal information upon request. 
•	Object. You can object to (i) our processing of some of your information based on our legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from us after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, we will delete your personal information unless we have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons. 
•	Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about our use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.

7. Our Sponsor Child Privacy

Respecting the privacy of our sponsor children and their families is a key element of our work. 22STARS Foundation extends the same attitude of respect and confidentiality to our sponsor children as given to their sponsors.

How to Contact Us

For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Stella Airoldi, founder and project manager of 22STARS FOUNDATION, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at info@foundation22stars.org. Alternately, you may mail me at:
Stella Airoldi, Kasteelplein 73, 4811 XC, Breda, Netherlands